Here’s a quick recap of the season:
The defense was just as good as 2016.
The running game that struggled in 2016, struggled even more this season.
The passing game went from being pretty explosive, albeit error-prone, to inconsistent and ineffective.
Griffin Oakes was great.
That’s the recap in 38 words. Onward to the over/unders!
Hey, we’ll always have that beat-down this group put on Rutgers, right?? And the offense was ON FIRE in that 4th quarter against the Boilers.
That’s all the optimism I’ve got. Let’s just get through this, and move on to the offseason.
The Indiana defense played in both the Rutgers and Purdue games…and that’s the end of the list of similarities between these two games, at least as far as the IU defense is concerned. IU utterly dominated a hapless Rutgers offense, and then turned around and struggled to stop what had been a fairly average Purdue offense, particularly on the ground.
And we’re finally back. Sorry, Thanksgiving travels, the lack of an upcoming game, and general depression over the Purdue game and 2017 season slowed things down around here. We’ll have several more season recap pieces coming out so keep on the lookout. Continue Reading
Indiana heads to Purdue looking to win 5 straight against the Boilers for the first time in program history. They are also looking to secure their first bowl game in three consecutive seasons since the 1986, 1987, and 1988 seasons. Tom Allen will look to beat Purdue in his first game as head coach. Only 4 other IU coaches have pulled off the victory in their debut, last accomplished by Bill Lynch in the 2007 season.