Rutgers announces starting quarterback for B1G East battle with Indiana, per report
Rutgers announced that quarterback Noah Vedral will be the starting quarterback for today’s game against Indiana, per ESPN college football insider Pete Thamel.
Throughout the season, Rutgers has used multiple quarterbacks and the team settled on Vedral for this week. This will be an important game for the B1G East division and Rutgers needs to have the best chance to win the game.
Sources: Rutgers will start veteran quarterback Noah Vedral against Indiana at home against Indiana today. The Scarlet Knights will have all three of the program’s top quarterbacks — Vedral, Gavin Wimsatt and Evan Simon – healthy and available for the first time this season.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 22, 2022
For the 1st time this season, Rutgers will have Vedral, Gavin Wimsatt, and Evan Simon all available to play quarterback at the same time. While it is unclear if Vedral will play the entire game, Rutgers will have the option to use Wimsatt and Simon at different points in the game.
In the Week 6 loss to Nebraska, Rutgers split time between Vedral and Simon. Rutgers was unable to close out the game and that could have played a role in this week’s decision for the starting quarterback. Simon passed for 100 yards and 3 interceptions against Nebraska.
When Vedral played against Nebraska, he threw for 133 yards and did not throw an interception. Both quarterbacks completed 6 of 15 attempted passes in Week 6.
Vedral, a senior, will play in his 3rd game this season. He previously played against Ohio State and Nebraska in the last 2 games.