Friday, September 18, 2009
Indiana won't face Akron's Jacquemain
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Akron has indefinitely suspended starting quarterback Chris Jacquemain for an undisclosed team policy violation, meaning Indiana will see backup Matt Rodgers on Saturday (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m. ET).
Jacquemain had started Akron's first two games, passing for 320 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Rodgers has completed 3 of 8 passes for 24 yards on the season.
Needless to say, this is a huge break for the Hoosiers (2-0). Jacquemain is Akron's biggest weapon and the type of quarterback who can challenge an unproven secondary. Indiana will surely turn up the heat on Rodgers with defensive ends Jammie Kirlew and Greg Middleton.
Is it too late to change my pick for the game? For what it's worth, Indiana wins Saturday.