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Jack Tuttle starting for IU football against Penn State, Connor Bazelak not in uniform

A quarterback already in the transfer portal will start for IU on Saturday when the Hoosiers take on No. 16 Penn State.

Jack Tuttle will lineup under center for IU on Saturday afternoon.

Tuttle could be seen taking first team snaps during pre-game warmups.  Regular starter Connor Bazelak is on the sidelines not in uniform.  He does not have an obvious injury.  Radio announcer Don Fischer said Bazelak was “banged up the last couple weeks.”

The 6-foot-4 Tuttle has played in 14 games over four seasons with Indiana. He completed 95-of-170 passes (55.9 percent) for 819 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions. He has seen no action so far in 2022, functioning as a backup for Bazelak, who transferred in from Missouri during the offseason.

Tuttle is expected to transfer after the season, but with the support of head coach Tom Allen, the team captain stayed with Indiana through the season.

Tuttle was a four-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports in the class of 2018. He spent his first season at Utah but did not see any action with the Utes during the 2018 season, before transferring to Indiana for the 2019 campaign.

Allen was non-committal on the starting quarterback during the week, but no further information has been provided by the program on the health of Bazelak or any other circumstances.

Redshirt sophomore Dexter Williams was the presumptive third-string quarterback headed into this weekend.  But freshman Brendan Sorsby took second team snaps during pre-game warmups in Bloomington.

Penn State entered the week with quarterback questions as well.  Regular starter Sean Clifford took first team snaps during warmups.

Update:  Tuttle left the game with an injury and could be seen on the sidelines with his arm in a sling.

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