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Illinois State's Kacper Rutkiewicz (15) wraps his arms around teammate Bryce Jefferson (5) after a touchdown in the third quarter against Butler at Hancock Stadium on Sep. 4. Jefferson will be out for the Redbirds game against Southern Illinois.

Illinois State football will be without starting quarterback Bryce Jefferson for its upcoming matchup with Southern Illinois. 

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Jackson Waring

Freshman quarterback Jackson Waring will get the reigns to open the Missouri Valley Football Conference season. Waring came in during ISU's 31-24 win over Eastern Illinois after Jefferson sprained his AC joint on a third down scramble. 

Waring finished the game with 5-for-7 passing for 15-yards while rushing for 28-yards and a touchdown. 

Waring and the Redbirds will be in action at 2 p.m. at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale. 

JAKE SERMERSHEIM is a Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at vidette_jrserme@ilstu.edu. Follow Sermersheim on Twitter at @JakeSermersheim

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