Indiana QB Jack Tuttle, planning transfer, injured in start vs. Penn State

Indiana quarterback Jack Tuttle, who announced last month he would enter the transfer portal at the end of this season, started Saturday's game against No. 15 Penn State before suffering an injury in the second quarter.

Tuttle, a team captain who has been a backup throughout his Hoosiers career, had earned the nod after Indiana's open week. But he left the game after being sacked in the second quarter and did not return. Tuttle went to the locker room and was replaced by Brendan Sorsby.

Sorsby threw one interception before being relieved by Dexter Williams II, who also threw two picks in the 45-14 loss.

Connor Bazelak, a transfer from Missouri, had been Indiana's starting quarterback but did not dress for Saturday's game because of an undisclosed injury.

Tuttle began his career at Utah before transferring to Indiana, where he competed for the starting job in each of the past four seasons. Indiana went with Michael Penix Jr. as its starter in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and Bazelak won the job before this season.

Indiana coach Tom Allen said in October that he met with Tuttle about his plan to enter the portal and respects the senior's desire to use his final year of eligibility elsewhere. Tuttle started games after Penix was injured in 2020 and 2021, helping Indiana to a road upset of Wisconsin in 2020.

"I love my teammates, and I'm not going to leave them in the season,'' Tuttle told HoosiersNow.com in October. "I know there are a ton of other people in the NCAA who leave in the middle of the season, and I'm not going to do that. Nor will I let this be a distraction or affect how I prepare and lead the team. This just gives me the best chance to play next year and be in the best spot."

Tuttle had not played this season but came in with 819 career passing yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions. He was 9-for-12 for 82 yards and a touchdown Saturday before leaving the game.