We’re back to wrap up the 2020 PJP Over/Under game. Thanks to all who participated.
In terms of making a statement, this game qualifies as a big Ole Miss for the Indiana program. But we’ll recap and then we can turn our attention to the 2021 season.
Indiana travels down to Tampa Bay to play in the Outback Bowl. This will be Indiana’s first bowl that has been sponsored by a boisterous Australian-themed chain serving steaks, seafood & other hearty steakhouse fare.
Fun fact of the day: There is an Outback in Bloomington, IN, but not in Oxford, MS. Advantage: Indiana. #analysis
Much has been made about the IU secondary’s propensity for picks, including on this site. And rightfully so, as the Hoosiers’ interception rate has been off the charts. But focusing exclusively on interceptions can diminish the all-around accomplishments of this group by leading the casual observer to believe this group is all about pass coverage or that their success is just a product of right-place-right-time. Today we’ll examine IU’s unbelievable improvement in havoc-creation – of which interceptions is only a part – from 2019 to 2020.
Indiana took down Wisconsin to ensure the Hoosiers remain in the top 10. Jack Tuttle didn’t have gaudy stats (a Miles Marshall drop didn’t help…), but he looked sharp and composed. And the defense dominated, limiting Wisconsin to just 6 points, which apparently led Paul Chryst to give up his play-calling duties.