One tough QB: Indiana HC Tom Allen says Jack Tuttle played through Outback Bowl with separated shoulder
The Outback Bowl didn’t end the way the Hoosiers had hoped, but it’s impossible to question their effort on Saturday afternoon. Especially when it comes to backup quarterback Jack Tuttle.
Early in the game between Indiana and Ole Miss, Tuttle appeared to suffer an injury to his shoulder. The injury seemed to bother the quarterback throughout the game, and head coach Tom Allen confirmed after the 26-20 loss to the Rebels that Tuttle sustained a pretty significant injury.
Allen said that Tuttle suffered a separated shoulder during the game. The quarterback is in a tremendous amount of pain, but still managed to give Indiana a chance to win the game late in the 4th quarter.
Tom Allen confirms Jack Tuttle played through a shoulder separation. "It definitely effected him. I thought he was a warrior today. He played through some serious pain." #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) January 2, 2021
Indiana was already shorthanded in the bowl game, as Michael Penix Jr. sustained an ACL injury late in the regular season that kept him sidelined. Had Tuttle exited the game, IU would’ve been on its third-string quarterback.
Tuttle finished the game completing 26-of-45 pass attempts for 201 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. He also rushed for 26 yards on 9 carries. Stevie Scott had a big game at the running back position, totaling 99 yards and 2 touchdowns on 19 carries while receiver Whop Philyor had 18 catches and 81 yards.
With the loss, IU ends the season with a 6-2 record. The Hoosiers still have not won a bowl game since the 1991 Copper Bowl.