You might not have heard, but Indiana played a football game over the weekend. Peyton Ramsey started and played well, it rained really hard, and IU won.
Our O/U standings are tight up top with 9 players separated by only 2 points.
1. Number of IU plays ran during non-garbage time – Over/Under 45.5 – Actual 49
This one didn’t get to garbage time as quickly as the Georgia Southern game as IU failed to force a turnover and didn’t add any special teams touchdowns. Nevertheless, this game was never close as Charleston Southern only ran 14 plays in Indiana territory and didn’t complete a pass. Indiana has reached garbage time, either in a winning or losing effort, in each game this year.
2. Indiana defensive tackles for loss – Over/Under 10.5 – Actual 10
Indiana recorded a TFL on 10 Charleston Southern plays. Three were via sacks and 7 were on rushes. Of note, Allan Stallings recorded a sack giving him 2.5 on the season. Outside of of LeShaun Minor, he is the only underclassman with a recorded sack this season.
3. Total Interceptions – Over/Under 0.5 – Actual 1
Charleston Southern didn’t complete a pass, even to Indiana. The Buccaneers finished 0 for 10 passing. Peyton Ramsey had some near misses passing but ended up with just 1 interception. He’s had an interception on 2 consecutive games, both on passes towards the sideline.
4. Percentage of targets to IU WRs – Over/Under 60.1% – Actual 80%
Even with Donovan Hale out, Peyton Ramsey looked towards his receivers early and often. Simmie Cobbs was the biggest beneficiary with 12 targets. It’s nice to know that Indiana hasn’t forgotten their tall playmaker. Taysir Mack stepped up in Hale’s absence with 8 targets, 7 catches, 111 yards, and 2 touchdowns. The freshman looked electric.
5. Peyton Ramsey passing yards – Over/Under 179.5 – Actual 321
This one went over on Ramsey’s 21st pass which occurred in the 2nd quarter. For good measure, Ramsey added another 136 passing yards. On the day he was 32 of 41 for 321 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, and a sack. Up next is a Michigan team allowing just 126 passing yards a game, 2nd nationally, and 5 yards per pass attempt, 3rd nationally.
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