Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
The Hoosiers next opponent, the Bowling Green Flacons, is having one of the worst opening two weeks of the season as anyone in college football. Not only were they waxed by Western Kentucky 59-31 in their opener, they learned Wednesday that starting quarterback Matt Johnson will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury suffered in the fourth quarter in the loss to WKU. Johnson led an explosive offense in 2013 throwing for 3,467 yards and 25 scores. The Falcons were looking at the redshirt junior to put up even better numbers in new head coach Dino Babers’ offense.
The man who is slated to replace Johnson is James Knapke, a redshirt sophomore from Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Knapke played in six games in 2014 throwing for 71 yards on 4 of 10 passing. In high school, Knapke put up monster numbers at Bishop Luers where he earned All-State honors, won three state championships, and set the conference record for passing yards (5,983) and touchdowns (76).
Bowling Green faces Virginia Military Institute in their home opener this week before the Hoosiers visit. That game can be seen on ESPN3 at 3:30pm.