For the first time in 2019, Artur Sitkowski will get the start under center for Rutgers.

McLane Carter, who won the starting job during fall camp this year, has been battling a concussion for two weeks, since the Scarlet Knights’ 30-0 loss to Iowa at Kinnick Stadium. While head coach Chris Ash has said that Carter had made significant progress and is now day-to-day, the graduate transfer will not be on the field for Rutgers this weekend.

Ash told reporters on Thursday that Sitkowski will be the No. 1 guy as Boston College comes to Piscataway on Saturday.

“[Carter] is still day-to-day [and] hasn’t practiced so he won’t be cleared to play,” Ash said, according to Keith Sargent of

Carter suffered a hard hit in the first half against Iowa in the B1G opener for the Scarlet Knights. Sitkowski came in for the injured quarterback to finish the rest of the game. But Sitkowski’s presence didn’t help much, as Rutgers was still blanked in the contest.

Sitkowski was the full-time starter for Rutgers a year ago, but had a dreadful first year. He threw just four touchdown passes with 18 interceptions while completing just 49.1 percent of his passes for 1,158 yards. Last week against Iowa, he completed just 4-of-11 passes for 19 yards and an interception.

Boston College enters Saturday’s game 2-1 while Rutgers is 1-1.