Indiana lands ex-Missouri QB Connor Bazelak

Connor Bazelak has selected his new college.

Bazelak, who spent the previous two seasons as Missouri’s beginning quarterback, introduced on Thursday that he’ll switch to Indiana. Bazelak, who threw for five,058 yards at Mizzou, may have three seasons of eligibility to play for the Hoosiers.

Bazelak, the co-freshman of the yr within the SEC in 2020, joins an Indiana program that had a breakthrough in 2020 however took a major step again in 2021. The Hoosiers went 6-2 in 2020 and completed second within the Massive Ten East. This yr, although, IU dropped all the best way to 2-10 and didn’t win a single recreation in convention play.

Bazelak fills a giant want for Indiana after Michael Penix Jr. left IU for Washington. Penix has handled accidents all through his profession and was once more injured early within the 2021 season. From there, each Jack Tuttle and Donaven McCulley noticed important taking part in time with out a lot success. Tuttle handled accidents of his personal whereas McCulley, a four-star 2021 recruit, confirmed flashes of promise however struggled as a passer. 

Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak (8) scrambles out of the pocket against Arkansas during an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak (8) scrambles out of the pocket in opposition to Arkansas throughout an NCAA faculty soccer recreation Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Picture/Michael Woods)

Bazelak brings expertise and a confirmed observe report to IU’s quarterbacks room. After redshirting in 2019, Bazelak turned Missouri’s starter in 2020 below new coach Eli Drinkwitz. That season, he threw for two,366 yards and 7 touchdowns whereas finishing 67.3% of his throws.

In 2021, Bazelak threw for two,548 yards, 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He introduced his intent to switch on Dec. 23, a day after the Tigers misplaced to Military within the Armed Forces Bowl. Bazelak didn’t play within the recreation however mentioned he wished to be obtainable to play if wanted earlier than coming into the switch portal.

Over his three years at Mizzou, he totaled 5,058 yards, 23 touchdowns and 17 interceptions whereas finishing 66.3% of his throws.


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