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Tom Allen unleashes the Penix

The second-year QB will now be the starter for the Hoosiers

NCAA Football: Indiana at Florida International Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Michael Penix era is here. Today, Tom Allen announced that the redshirt freshman will lead the Indiana offense in 2019.

He replaces Peyton Ramsey, who threw for 2,875 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season in his first full season as a starter.

Penix, by comparison, appeared in just three games before suffering a season-ending torn ACL. In those three games, he completed 21 of 34 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown. He also tallied seven carries on the ground for 45 yards.

The Penix experience was limited last season but he showed flashes of his huge arm and speed. Those flashes were enough to send #IUFB Twitter into a frenzy of excitement, clamoring for Penix to start.

Now, those people got their wish. Let’s see if they were right.