OK, that’s over. We can all move onto our regularly scheduled season. Indiana’s 4-2 and just needs 2 more games to reach a bowl. Yes, there are some difficult games left, but there are some winnable ones as well. Let’s quickly recap and then we can turn our attention to Iowa.
This week, we’ll dig into a struggling running game (with a bright spot) and a surprisingly productive aspect of Peyton Ramsey’s passing repertoire.
This week, we dig into two good-but-not-great defensive performances by the IU defense.
It’s Ohio State week. Let’s just hope the Hoosiers emerge uninjured and ready to battle Iowa the following week. It’s be interesting to see if players such as Luke Timian, Whop Philyor, Jacob Robinson, and A’Shon Riggins play.
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.