There was a football game over a week ago. You might have forgotten. I’m not here to remind you, only to dole out points.
An offense that looked fairly listless against the Hawkeyes showed signs of life against Penn State. Of course, one very important “sign of life” from the Penn State game, true freshman QB Michael Penix, is now lost for the year to a torn ACL. Because we can’t have nice things.
Indiana heads north to face Minnesota in their first matchup since the 2013 loss caused Kevin Wilson’s best Indiana team to miss a bowl game. Despite a brutal defense that led to Doug Mallory’s departure following the season, the 2013 offense was amazing and something we’ve been yearning for since.
The offense was quarterbacked by both Nate Sudfeld and Tre Roberson who combined to lead the Big Ten in passing. That’s QB depth that the Hoosiers haven’t had since.
The receiving core had Cody Latimer who finished 3rd in the conference in receiving yards, jumping to the NFL after the season. Kofi Hughes was the opposite receiver with Shane Wynn in the slot and Ted Bolser at tight end.
The running game was led by an emerging Tevin Coleman, backed up by Stephen Houston, the 2012 starter.
Despite all that, they missed going to a bowl game because of a fumble on a backwards pass against Minnesota. Which brings us back to the game this Saturday. Ah, thanks for taking a walk with me down memory lane. Let’s get to the questions. Continue Reading
We’ll review these over/unders to distract us from the Michael Penix injury. With a couple winnable games remaining, the coaching staff appeared willing to forgo his redshirt season to spark the offense. While his performance wasn’t statistically much different from Peyton Ramsey, there was a different vibe with the freshman at QB. If you’re looking for a silver lining, he’ll redshirt this season. Sorry, that’s all I’ve got. Let’s look at this week’s picks.
If I’m 100% honest, a little part of the reason I didn’t complete the defensive charts for the Ohio State game last week was that I hoped by combining those charts with the Iowa charts, I could maybe have some good to offset the bad from the Ohio State game.
Well that worked out…