Indiana will be without a top receiver not only for their upcoming game against Penn State, they’ll be without him for the remainder of the season.
D.J. Matthews, who transferred to Indiana from Florida State, will miss the rest of the 2021 season with a torn ACL suffered in Saturday’s 33-31 win over Western Kentucky. In four games this season, Matthews had 13 receptions for 165 yards (12.7 yards/catch).
This was Mathews first season with the Hoosiers after transferring in from Florida State. In three seasons with the Seminoles, the former 4-star and Top 100 recruit caught 84 passes for 809 yards, along with being an excellent punt returner.
During his press conference on Monday, Indiana head coach Tom Allen said that true freshman Malachi Holt-Bennett and true freshman Jordyn Williams are players that will get the opportunity to step in and replace Mathews.
The Hoosiers are coming off of their best offensive performance of the season as quarterback Michael Penix Jr. completed a career-high 34 passes on 53 attempts for 373 yards. Wide receiver Ty Fryfogle caught 10 passes for 98 yards and Stephen Carr rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns.