Barry Lunney Jr. had to make an adjustment in the game against Iowa, and the Illinois OC might have to prepare for an absence in Week 7.

Tommy DeVito – starting QB for the Illini – went down late in the first quarter in Illinois’ 9-6 win over Iowa. DeVito took a tackle at the line of scrimmage on 2nd-and-18 and suffered an ankle injury.

The injury is likely to not be season-threatening, but his status remains unclear for this week’s contest against Minnesota. Before exiting the game, DeVito was 6-for-11 with 42 yards and rushed for 21 yards.

The Illini are having their most successful season in over a decade as they appear to be on their way to the program’s first winning season since 2011. Their success is in large part thanks to DeVito’s play and leadership.

In sports, however, it is next man up and Illinois must find a way to win whether or not DeVito plays. Art Sitkowski is next in line for Saturday after leading the Illini to the win in Week 6.

Sitkowski’s numbers didn’t jump out but set up a field goal in his first drive with a conversion on 4th-and-2. Sitkowski will get the start and Ryan Johnson will serve as the backup if DeVito gets shut down for the B1G matchup against the Golden Gophers.