Akron suspends starting QB

Akron will be without starting quarterback Chris Jacquemain when the Zips play host to Indiana Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Jacquemain was suspended for an indefinite period for violating a team policy, the team announced Friday afternoon.

The school did not give any reason for the suspension and said in a statement that there is no timetable for his return.

Jacquemain started the Zips’ first two games, completing 13 of 22 with four touchdowns and one interception.

7 comments

  1. Well, last year the back-up Central Michigan QB torched us for 400+ yards, so I’m not sure if it makes much of a difference.

    But, it should be interesting.

  2. Not a valid comparison, IMO. Brunner was a quality, senior quarterback who had been eclipsed by a better QB (just as Blake Powers was by Lewis). CMU knew all week that Brunner was going to play to rest the starter (whose name escapes me). Losing a senior starting QB to suspension the night before the big game is a different matter, especially when the backup is a sophomore who has barely played. He also apparently has a gimpy shoulder.

  3. This is not a very significant development in terms of making the game more winnable for IU. Why? Because it’s the offense, not the defense, whose shoulders this one is resting on.

    The defense, penalties aside, has played steady so far this year, and should keep it up today. The question is, can we score in the red zone today? Can we stop the false starts? Will Lynch and Canada coach smartly?

  4. I agree, Tom. But, life may be slightly easier for the D with an inexperienced Sophomore taking the place of the Senior starter. Hopefully some opportunities for some big plays. And all of that should help the offense. I hope to see a lot fewer penalties. I noticed the spread decreased, but we’re still ‘dogs.

  5. On defense we should pressure the line of scrimmage, take away the run and see if this kid can beat us. Blitz like crazy on sure throwing situations. If he looks good, back off.

    They run a 3-4 defense. The obvious key is the nose tackle, control him with one blocker, get the other O linemen onto the linebackers and run all day.

    Looking for us to sustain the improvement in running and turnovers and also reduce significantly the penalties. Improve third down efficiency and score TDs in red zone. That’s a big list.

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