IOWA CITY - Given Nebraska's injury situation this season, Kirk Ferentz believes Cornhuskers fans have plenty to be thankful for this season.

"To win eight games and to have played three quarterbacks along with the other injuries they've had, that's impressive to me," Ferentz said this afternoon at his weekly news conference.

"That's a tough thing to handle and they've handled it well. Taylor Martinez has had a tremendous career there and the other guys have stepped in and done well."

Iowa will see one of those other guys Friday when the Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers renew acquaintances at 11 a.m. at Lincoln, Neb.

Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong and senior walk-on Ron Kellogg have shared duties since Martinez was injured, but Armstrong is listed as questionable for this Friday and if he does not go, Kellogg will make his first career start in his final regular season game at Nebraska.

"Both of those guys have strong arms," linebacker Anthony Hitchens said. "They've both proven they can run the team."

Ferentz said Iowa is healthy entering its final regular season game, with Dominic Alvis back at practice Monday.

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