Hoosier Huddle Podcast: Indiana vs. Georgia Southern Preview

Hoosier Huddle Podcast: Indiana vs. Georgia Southern Preview

Co-hosts Sammy Jacobs and T.J. Inman preview this week's match-up between the Hoosiers and the Georgia Southern Eagles. They will give their match-ups to watch, keys to victory and predictions as well as what IU can get out of this game as they head into the meat of their schedule.

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Eagles and the Option Soar Into Bloomington

Eagles and the Option Soar Into Bloomington

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

After an unplanned week off due to Hurricane Irma, the Indiana Hoosiers will take the field on Saturday afternoon to battle an unfamiliar opponent, Georgia Southern and their triple option attack. The two foes have never met and the Eagles triple option attack has scared or knocked off many Power 5 programs in the past so the extra week of preparation may end up being a bit of a blessing in disguise for the 1-1 Hoosiers.

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Week Three Match-up to Watch: Georgia Southern's Front Seven vs. Right Side of IU's Offensive Line

Week Three Match-up to Watch: Georgia Southern's Front Seven vs. Right Side of IU's Offensive Line

Written By Alex Compton (@Alexncompton)

IU took care of business in week two. It was far from pretty in the first fifteen minutes, but eventually the offense put some points on the board and helped out a defense that flexed their muscles for the entire game. My matchup of Crawford and Fields did a solid job of keeping the UVA receivers in front of them for the most part, and it really showed that the Hoos just couldn’t create enough positive yardage consistently to put pressure on IU. After waiting forever for the season to start, it seems like four months have passed between the game in Virginia and now. IU will look to win consecutive games for the first time in the Tom Allen era come Saturday, and the matchup to watch will play a big part in trying to do that.

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Inside the Numbers: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles

Inside the Numbers: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles

By David Sugarman (@David_Sugarman2)

Indiana is looking to get Tom Allen his first two game winning streak as a head coach and this time we mean it. After losing the FIU game due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, Indiana will be playing game number three of their season a week later then planned. The Hoosiers take on Georgia Southern and will hope to leave the matchup over .500 before the harsh reality of playing in the Big Ten East comes back around with a trip to Penn State the following weeks. Let’s take a look at the stats that matter on this week’s Inside the Numbers.

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Know Your Opponent: A Well Rested, But Desperate Georgia Southern Team Brings the Triple Option to Bloomington

Know Your Opponent: A Well Rested, But Desperate Georgia Southern Team Brings the Triple Option to Bloomington

 Head Coach: Tyson Summers 2nd Year at Georgia Southern

Overall: 5-9 (.357) 2nd Year

At GSU 5-9 (4-4)

Bowl Appearances at GSU: 0

2017 Record: 0-2 Last Game: Lost 22-12 to New Hampshire

Bowl Appearances Since 2000: 1 (1-0)

Mascot: GUS the Eagle

Colors: Blue and White

Outfitter: adidas                                                            

National Titles: 6 at the FCS level

Conference Titles: 11

Heisman Winners: 0

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Notes and Quotes From Media Monday (Georgia Southern)

Notes and Quotes From Media Monday (Georgia Southern)

By David Sugarman (@David_Sugarman2)

Notes

IU will wear “Hep’s Rock” alternate uniforms this Saturday vs Georgia Southern to honor former IU head coach Terry Hoeppner on the 10-year anniversary of his passing.

It was announced that Indiana’s game against Penn State on September 30th will kickoff at 3:30 on the Big Ten Network.

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Largely Ignored the Past Few Seasons, Special Teams is Now a Weapon for Indiana

Largely Ignored the Past Few Seasons, Special Teams is Now a Weapon for Indiana

Spearheaded by three outstanding individual performances, Indiana’s special teams set the tone last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both the punt and punt return unit got some national attention after Haydon Whitehead was added to the watch list for the coveted Ray Guy Award, and J-Shun Harris was nominated for the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Harris was also named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after racking up over one-hundred return yards and a touchdown in IU’s win against the Hoos. Griffin Oakes joined in on the fun by making a pivotal 51-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. He followed up that act with a 48-yarder in the third quarter. Between Oakes’ four PATs, two field goals, and Harris’ touchdown; Indiana’s special teams combined for 16 of the Hoosiers 34 points. Oakes’ field goal provided a major momentum swing in Indiana’s favor heading into halftime. To top it off, Harris’ punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter all but sealed the victory.  

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An Open Week IUFB Mailbag

An Open Week IUFB Mailbag

Answers from Sammy Jacobs and David Sugarman

With the unscheduled open week coming this weekend, we decided to reach out to Hoosier Nation to give us questions for our mailbag. We want to thank every one who submitted a question and hope we gave you the answer you were looking for. So sit back and enjoy while watching some afternoon games. 

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