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Tommy Armstrong Jr. learning from his mistakes, taking ownership of Nebraska quarterback's job

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FILE - In this March 8, 2014 file photo, Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. smiles while throwing on the first day of NCAA college spring football practice in Lincoln, Neb. Armstrong was 7-1 as a starter last year but he threw eight interceptions. He threw one interception for every 16.3 pass attempts, one of the worst marks in the country. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) (The Associated Press)

Tommy Armstrong Jr. is taking ownership of the Nebraska starting quarterback's job, saying he has learned from the mistakes he made last season.

The Cornhuskers won seven of the eight games Armstrong started in spite of his problem with turnovers. He threw eight interceptions. According to STATS, his rate of one for every 16 passes was the fourth-worst mark in the Bowl Subdivision for quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts.

Armstrong's priority this spring has been to be smarter about when and where to throw the ball. He says on more than 300 passes this spring, he's been intercepted only three times.

The Huskers play their spring game on Saturday.