PJP’s Mascot-less Prediction – Wake Forest

Courtesy: bobhebertphoto.com

Courtesy: bobhebertphoto.com

At 2-0, Indiana heads into this week’s game against 3-0 Wake Forest with a chance to have back-to-back 3-0 starts for the first time since the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

If you haven’t made your picks for this week’s Over/Under contest, make sure to get them in.

We recapped a pretty dominant performance against Ball State with our Five Factors piece.  One encouraging sign was an increase in explosiveness from the offense.  The final score was closer than the performance on the field as the Hoosiers went a little vanilla during non-garbage time.

Our offensive film study looked at speed options, cutbacks, bubble screens, lions, tigers, and bears.[ref]Trying to get some google search hits in the Detroit and Chicago markets.  PJP Manifest Destiny.[/ref]  The Kevins are playing things close to the vest so it will be interesting to watch what adjustments take place against a competent Wake defense.

The defensive film study welcomed the return of Big Ralph with lots of charts.

Finally, check out this week’s White Guy on Hardy Mismatch of the Week.  Indiana has several advantages in this one, but if the Hoosiers can’t finish drives well, Wake Forest will be able to stick around.

And now for some mascot-less predictions:

Billy – 33-24 Indiana

Dan – 24-16 Indiana

Mike – 24-14 Indiana