Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow will be back under center this Saturday against Rutgers, head coach Tom Allen confirmed on Monday.
During his press conference on Monday, Allen was asked about the quarterback situation and the injury to freshman Peyton Ramsey. Ramsey — who has made several starts this season for the Hoosiers — is closer to making a return, but Lagow will be the one to take the first snaps this weekend.
Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star tweeted out Allen’s statement on Monday.
Tom Allen says Richard Lagow is the starting QB, and "that isn't gonna change." Peyton Ramsey "closer" to being ready to play, but sounds like not there yet. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) November 13, 2017
Lagow was Indiana’s starter for the first two games of the season, but Allen and the Hoosiers decided to make a change due to inconsistent play. After completing 16-of-20 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns against Virginia in relief of Lagow, Ramsey became the starter for the following six games.
The freshman has missed the last two games due to injury. In eight game appearances, Ramsey has thrown for 1,252 yards and 10 touchdowns with five interceptions. He’s also completed passes at a 65 percent clip.
Lagow has had a similar stat line, throwing for 1,327 yards and 10 touchdowns with six interceptions in eight outings.
Rutgers-Indiana is scheduled for a noon ET kickoff and the game will air on Big Ten Network.