"I know I speak for our entire team in saying we are very disappointed for Artie,” head coach Paul Chryst said. “I’m certain he will attack his rehabilitation with everything he has to get himself ready for next season."
Rowell injured his knee in the second quarter of Friday's game. He was replaced by redshirt sophomore Gabe Roberts, who is likely to take over starting duties for the remainder of the season.
Rowell made 15 consecutive starts after winning the position battle with Roberts after the 2013 training camp. He was also on the preseason watch list for the Rimington Award, given to the nation's top center.