Breaking Down the Running Game Blues

Indiana’s running back rushing average against Power 5 teams has steadily decreased over the last 5 years, dropping a staggering 2.74 yards per carry over this period. Indiana sent two backs and two linemen to the NFL during this time leaving an offense unable to run the ball with ease. The line has struggled this year, but the backs haven’t helped either. Applying blame is difficult but there’s a reason we here at Punt John Punt are paid the big bucks.

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PJP Over/Under Game – Rutgers

Courtesy: Indy Star

After beating the Big Ten’s worst, things get slightly more challenging this week despite the home game.  Rutgers isn’t good, but they aren’t Illinois-bad.  The Scarlet Knights beat Maryland a week after Indiana suffered their biggest loss of the season to the Terrapins.  Their offense is worse than Indiana’s and their defense is average, at best.  Having said that, if the 2015 game against Rutgers taught us anything, it is that you can never overlook another conference opponent.  Football Study Hall predicts a 68% chance of a Hoosier victory.

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