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Michael Penix Jr. Lost for the Season

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Written by: Josh Wilson 10/22/2018

Indiana head football coach Tom Allen released in his weekly Monday press conference that Michael Penix Jr. is indeed done for the remainder of the 2018 season due to a torn ACL.  He tore his ACL during a scramble up the middle of the field early in the 3rd quarter against Penn State.

Penix was a 4-star recruit from Tampa, FL.  Indiana originally battled Florida State for his services at QB and had some bright spots early on in the season for the Hoosiers.  Penix really had IU moving down the field during his drives managing the offense during his time in the Penn State game.  It really is a big loss for the Hoosiers. Penix Jr. gives you the ability to do things that Peyton Ramsey cannot. Penix has the much livelier arm and can really get the ball down the field in a hurry.  He also has the ability to scramble and be a very dangerous player the defense certainly has to account for.

Moving forward for Indiana, I would imagine Peyton Ramsey continues to be the starter as they move Reese Taylor into the backup QB role.  On a sliver lining note, Michael Penix preserves his redshirt due to only participating in three of the four maximum allowed games. Hopefully Penix can get back in time for spring practice which would help catapult him into the 2019 campaign.

Indiana travels to Minneapolis on Friday, October 26th to take on the Golden Gophers in a cross division clash that will have big time implications for the Hoosiers and their bowl eligibility.  Make sure to stay tuned to
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