Wake Up Call: Numbers That Matter From Indiana's Loss to Wake Forest

Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)

Indiana had no right being in yesterday’s game, when you consider how poorly it performed on critical downs, its inability to take care of the ball and its lack of composure, committing some very untimely penalties. And in year’s past, with all those things factored in, Indiana would not have been within shouting distance of their opponents. So, in some weird way, could yesterday’s loss be encouraging?

While that might be a stretch, Indiana certainly exhibited some resiliency, a trait that has been carefully cultivated over Kevin Wilson’s tenure. But, moral victories won’t cut it at this point in the game, not for the fans or the players. However, let’s take a look at some of the stats from yesterday’s matchup with the Demon Deacons.   

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Wrap and Reaction: Wake Forest 33 Indiana 28

Wrap and Reaction: Wake Forest 33 Indiana 28

Opponent: Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Location: Saturday September 24th, Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)
Why They Played:  Saturday’s match-up was the back-end of a home-and-home series. Indiana won at Wake Forest a year ago 31-24.

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Turnovers and Penalties Prove Fatal, Hoosiers Fall 33-28

Turnovers and Penalties Prove Fatal, Hoosiers Fall 33-28

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers turned the ball over five times, had a field goal blocked and committed nine penalties for 84 yards. The mistakes proved fatal as the Hoosiers fell behind 24-7 and were unable to complete a comeback bid in a 33-28 loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The defeat dropped Indiana to 2-1 heading into a brutal stretch against Michigan State, Ohio State and Nebraska. The Hoosiers were without All-American offensive lineman Dan Feeney and right tackle Dimitric Camiel and they struggled to run the ball effectively without them, rushing for only 115 yards on 32 carries. However, they moved the ball incredibly well through the air as Richard Lagow threw for a new career-high 496 yards and three touchdowns. That yardage was undone by his five interceptions, the most a quarterback has thrown in a single-game at Indiana. In total, the Hoosiers out-gained the Demon Deacons 611-352.

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IU Dismisses Freshman Kiante Enis After He is Charged With Child Molestation

IU Dismisses Freshman Kiante Enis After He is Charged With Child Molestation

Indiana Hoosier freshman football player Kiante Enis has been dismissed from the program on Thursday afternoon after being arrested by police in Randolph County for child molestation according to an article written by Douglas Walker of The Star Press. Enis had yet to play a down for the Hoosiers and had not dressed for either of the team's first two games. Earlier in the week, when asked about Enis's availability, Wilson said, "he has a concussion protocol deal. I just saw him at lunch." 

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The Chicken, The Egg and Indiana Football Fans

The Chicken, The Egg and Indiana Football Fans

Written by: Lydia Knoll (@lydknollFB)

Indiana, coming off a 2-0 start to the season, has big aspirations for the rest of this fall. After the progress they’ve made in the last three years to rebuild the football program, it was encouraging to finally make it to a bowl game at the end of last season. This year’s recruiting class, being one of the best that IU has ever seen, provides a lot of potential and excitement for the future of this team. However, as sophomore Jacob Robinson said earlier this week, “We’ve played great these last two games but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. We’re never satisfied.”  The team will be consistently working to improve, but Coach Kevin Wilson has another area of improvement in mind: the fans. 

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Keys To Victory: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Keys To Victory: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

On Saturday afternoon the Indiana Hoosiers will be attempting to clinch their second consecutive undefeated non-conference slate and a 3-0 start when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons roll into town. Here are some of the things Indiana will have to do in order to beat Wake Forest.

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Match-Up To Watch: Wake Forest's Duke Ejiofor Vs. Brandon Knight and Coy Cronk

Match-Up To Watch: Wake Forest's Duke Ejiofor Vs. Brandon Knight and Coy Cronk

Written By Alex Compton

After a bye week that felt like another entire offseason, Indiana returns to The Rock on Saturday as they host the 3-0 Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Conference play looms after this weekend, and the result of this game will likely play a huge role in determining the postseason fate of these two programs. Football is undoubtedly an 11 on 11 game, but the individual match-ups on each and every play ultimately decide who comes out on top. Win enough individual match-ups, and pretty soon you’ll be winning the battle on the scoreboard. One matchup in particular that will likely have a huge factor on the final score is Wake Forest’s edge rushing stud Duke Ejiofor against our young left tackles Coy Cronk and Brandon Knight. 

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