Michael Penix Jr. was the starting quarterback for the Indiana Hoosiers in the first two games of the season.
The Hoosiers started off 2-0. In Week 3, Penix was out with an undisclosed injury, and in that game against Ohio State, Peyton Ramsey was the starting QB and the Hoosiers lost 51-10.
This week, the Hoosiers are getting ready to take on UConn in the team’s final non-conference game of the season. Will Penix be back? Or will it be Ramsey’s show again?
Hoosiers coach Tom Allen discussed the situation with the media on Monday:
“I don’t foresee it, hopefully, not being a day-to-day thing the rest of the season, but at the same time, for this Saturday’s game, we definitely aren’t going to know for several more days,” Allen said. “He probably will eventually be a game-time decision with him, but I don’t expect that to keep being the case every single week.”
Penix, it sounds like, will be a game-time decision for the game on Saturday vs. UConn. If he doesn’t start, Ramsey will likely step in. What Allen is saying is somewhat optimistic.
He’s hopeful that Penix won’t be day-to-day for the remainder of the season. It’s likely that Indiana is just trying to feel out the injury and not rush its QB back onto the field too quickly.
Indiana-UConn is scheduled for a noon ET kickoff on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on BTN.