Injuries Take Toll on Wolverine Quarterbacks

Who will start at quarterback for the Wolverines Saturday? Latest reports from up north indicate that Brandon Peters, who started the past three games, is still in concussion protocol and is day-to-day. Wilton Speight, who started the season at QB, has been out after suffering three fractured vertebrae against Purdue in September, and is practicing in only a non-contact capacity. That leaves quarterback John O’Korn as the Wolverine’s healthiest option. And O’Korn hasn’t been good.

O’Korn has passed for 1 touchdown against five interceptions over the course of the season. Last week when Peters went down to injury against Wisconsin, Michigan’s offense went to sleep under O’Korn, punting twice and turning it over on downs in his three series of action. The offense has been at its most dangerous under Peters, but the last thing you want to do is put a quarterback recovering from concussion behind an average Michigan offensive line (and ask him to run for his life against OSU’s defensive front). That being said, if Peters can’t go — it will be a big setback for Michigan to have O’Korn behind center.

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