Sophomore quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL, IU head coach Tom Allen announced in a Zoom conference Monday.
“Our heart breaks for Michael, and his family is here with him," Allen said. "Really feel for him, all he's worked for.”
Penix suffered the injury in the third quarter of IU’s game against Maryland on Saturday after he landed awkwardly while running out of bounds.
Penix leads the Big Ten with 1,645 passing yards and 14 touchdowns in six games this season. He set a career high in passing yards against Ohio State on Nov. 21 with 491yards, the second highest in program history.
Sophomore Jack Tuttle, a transfer from the University of Utah, is expected to start against Wisconsin on Dec. 5.