IU football is going to play one quarterback this week.
And Indiana fans are nearly unanimous in their belief that Tayven Jackson should line up behind center when the Hoosiers face Louisville on Saturday.
The Daily Hoosier polled the fan base on Twitter/X this weekend, and 95.5 percent of fans said Jackson has earned the starting job.
Here are the full results:
Who should be IU's QB in week three against Louisville? #iufb
— Mike Schumann @ The Daily Hoosier (@daily_hoosier) September 9, 2023
Jackson and his fellow redshirt freshman Brendan Sorsby took turns starting during the first two weeks of the season, with each seeing action in both games.
Jackson was on the field for a total of 76 snaps over the two games, while Sorsby saw 62. Jackson appeared to win over the staff over the course of the Indiana State game after leading the Hoosiers on five touchdown scoring drives.
For the season, Jackson is 19-of-26 passing (73 percent) for 260 yards (13.7 yards per completion). Meanwhile, Sorsby has completed 17-of-32 passes (53 percent) for 166 yards (9.8 yards per completion). Sorsby ran 12 times for 40 yards, while Jackson ran nine times for 26 yards.
Jackson’s .857 completion percentage vs. Indiana State finished No. 3 on the IU single-game charts (18-of-21). He is just the second Hoosier quarterback with a completion percentage better than .800 on 20-or-more attempts. Peyton Ramsey did it twice.
Jackson’s overall PFF grade through two weeks is 85.5, while Sorsby comes in at 76.4. Jackson was the highest rated offensive player for Indiana in week two according to PFF.
Neither quarterback has thrown a touchdown pass or an interception so far. Jackson scored a rushing touchdown on a 10-yard scamper.
It isn’t clear whether Tom Allen will announce the starting quarterback this week, or make everyone wait until Saturday.
IU faces Louisville at noon ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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