Big Ten Football Heisman Contenders: Week 4 edition

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Sep 12, 2015; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) throws against South Alabama Jaguars in the second half at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska won 48-9. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

I know what I’ve already said about putting guys on here who have a legitimate shot at winning the award, but despite Tommy Armstrong Jr. leading a team with a 1-2 record through three weeks, he’s absolutely killing it on the offensive side of things.

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Nebraska has had two heartbreaking losses that could have easily been wins. One against Miami which happened to be an overtime defeat by a field goal and the other was on a Hail Mary from BYU’s backup QB Tanner Mangum. The Cornhuskers could easily be 3-0 right now with two quality wins.

Who’s keeping the Cornhuskers in these games? Well, Armstrong Jr., of course. The junior quarterback is averaging about 300 yards and three touchdowns per game, but he’s not using his legs as much as he should to create offense.

Armstrong Jr. has improved on his completion rate, it’s at a career-high 56 percent, and he’s passed for 898 yards and nine touchdowns, but his most recent game against the Hurricanes hurt his interception total, as he threw three, and his completion rate — he was 21-of-45 in the loss.

In my opinion, he’s still one of the top-three quarterbacks in the conference and has the potential to be something great if he puts it all together.

Next: 2. Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State