Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock was injured during the third quarter of the Hawkeyes' game against Nebraska on Friday afternoon and appears as if he will not return. After Rudock threw a pass, he was rolled-up on by Nebraska defensive tackle Vincent Valentine. He had to be helped off the field, and backup C.J. Beathard replaced him.
Here's how the injury happened:
As the third quarter came to a close, Rudock was on the bench with his helmet off. He was also seen testing the right leg with a knee brace on before heading to the locker room.
The Hawkeyes led 24-10 when Rudock left the game, and now it will be up to the inexperienced Beathard to hang onto the lead. Beathard, a freshman, is appearing in just the fourth game of his college career. He is 5-of-18 for 124 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in 2013.
Rudock finishes the day 9-of-15 for 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns.