Tom Allen confirms Michael Penix Jr. will continue to be IU's QB: 'I believe in him 100%'
Indiana quarterback Michael Penix, Jr. isn’t having the season everyone was anticipating.
Penix has struggled with his timing and rhythm with his receivers, and has been off since the beginning of the season. He threw three interceptions in the Hoosiers loss to Iowa, marking the first time in his career but he had a three interception game.
Against Cincinnati on Saturday, Penix suffered an injury to his non-throwing hand, and needed x-rays and an MRI after the game.
On Monday, Hoosiers head coach Tom Allen reported that Penix should be fine, with all tests having come back negative for any fractures.
Penix is now up to six interceptions so far this season, which is already two more than his total for the 2020 season — in spite of having 133 fewer attempts, but Allen is staying the course with the junior quarterback.
Allen confirmed that Penix will be behind center to start for this week’s game against Western Kentucky.
"Michael Penix is our starting quarterback. I believe in him 100%," said coach Allen. #iufb
— Keegan Nickoson (@Knickoson42) September 20, 2021
Kickoff is set for 7:00PM on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.