Tom Allen has confirmed that Indiana quarterback Dexter Williams will be sidelined for the first few games of the regular season.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound junior was the starting quarterback for Indiana at the end of last year prior to sustaining an ACL injury in the regular season finale vs. Purdue.

Williams was recently selected to the watch list for Comeback Player of the Year along with teammate Cam Camper (wide receiver). Per the award’s website, the accolade honors a player for overcoming injury, illness or other situations.

Williams passed for 184 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions as a sophomore.

Indiana will begin the regular season with a major challenge vs. visiting No. 3 Ohio State. Ohio State has defeated Indiana in 27 consecutive matchups dating back to 1991. Indiana’s last victory against Ohio State came in 1988.