A deeper dive into the conservative 2nd half

Courtesy: Bobby Goddin, IDS News

We’ve done our fair share of questioning Mike DeBord here.  Some of it seems deserved.  First impressions go along way towards making up people’s minds and the initial impression of DeBord last season wasn’t exactly overly positive.

There’s been a lot of criticism, including here, about the 2nd half offense by Indiana against Rutgers.  That IU went super-conservative which allowed Rutgers back into the game.

In a closer look, I’m not exactly sure that’s the case.  Yes, Indiana ran it a lot more than the first half.  But situation (down, distance, time, lead) seemed to dictate some of it.

We’ll walk through the second half, play by play, and you can make your own conclusions.

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