Ohio QB Rourke (knee) to miss rest of season
7:34 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Ohio quarterback Kurtis Rourke, the MAC’s the majority of prolific passer, will miss out on the remainder of the season with a knee injury, it was revealed Tuesday.Rourke suffered the injury against Ball State recently and is out for Tuesday’s game versus Bowling Green.
He’s being changed by redshirt sophomore CJ Harris, who will make his first profession start. “It’s a hard break for Kurtis,” coach Tim Albin said.” He’s an excellent quarterback, captain and person, so this effects us on several levels. Kurtis will paly an essential part in the coming weeks, assisting CJ and the whole group get ready for the remainder of the season. We will be ideal next to him trhough the rehabilitation.” Rourke, a redshirt junior, leads the MAC with 25 goal passes and 3,256 lawns. He’s the favorite to win the
conference’s Offensive Gamer of the Year award.The Bobcats, who went 3-9 last season, are 8-3 this season after six consecutive wins. The Bobcats are 6-1 in MAC play and can clinch the MAC East title with a victory on Tuesday night.Ohio hasn’t won a MAC title because 1968. Former coach Frank Solich won the MAC East 4 times but never won the national championship. If Ohio advances to the MAC title game, it would deal with Toledo on Dec. 3. Rourke has actually been one of the nation’s most improved players, as he tossed for 11 goals and 1,801 yards in 2021.