Indiana QB Michael Penix Jr. wins national QB of the week award
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Michael Penix has been rewarded for performance in No. 10 Indiana’s 38-21 victory vs. Michigan. Penix was selected as the Manning Award QB of the Week, according to the Indy Star’s Zach Osterman.
Penix completed 30 of his 50 passes for 342 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions to keep Indiana (3-0) undefeated. Penix threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter and added the other in the second quarter.
In the first quarter, Penix threw a 13-yard touchdown to Miles Marshall and a 24-yard touchdown to Ty Fryfogle. In the second quarter, Penix connected with Peyton Hendershot from one yard out.
On the season, Penix has completed 66 of his 112 passes for 750 yards, 7 touchdowns and an interception.
Indiana coach Tom Allen knew from the moment Penix stepped on campus that he had special potential.
“Once he got here, we began to realize this kid’s got some things to him that other kids don’t have,” Allen said via Osterman.
Indiana will attempt to remain undefeated when they travel to face Michigan State on Saturday (11 a.m. CST/ABC).