From Buying Seats to Tailgating to Cheesy Promotions, The IU Game Day Experiences of an IU Fan is Greatly Lacking

From Buying Seats to Tailgating to Cheesy Promotions, The IU Game Day Experiences of an IU Fan is Greatly Lacking

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

College Football Saturday’s are supposed to be sacred. I have been attending Indiana football games since 2003 (the Bucket Game was my first ever IUFB experience). Growing up in New York, I was not born a Hoosier fan. Instead, I chose this university when Gerry Dinardo became head coach in 2002. Not only is Coach Dinardo a friend, many of my high school teammates came out to Bloomington to extend their football careers. My dad and I also attended his final game in West Lafayette in 2004 just months after I had been accepted to the University. Every year since then (outside of 2013), my mom (my dad passed away in 2005 and our last IU game together was IU’s final win over Kentucky) has come out for a game.

Saturday was her annual trip out to Indiana and we had great seats and perfect weather. We stopped by our favorite tailgate before heading into the game. So, I wanted to tell Hoosier Nation about my game day experience on Saturday as I sat in my $70 seats.

Taking the product on the field out of the equation, because even if you had the best game day experience on Earth it would have been awful, the experience of going to an Indiana football game is tedious if not boring. Let’s start with the logical beginning point of planning any outing, tickets.

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Indiana Unable to Get Anything to Work Against Iowa

Indiana Unable to Get Anything to Work Against Iowa

Written By Lauralys Shallow

Indiana got trounced at home, losing 42-16 to Iowa. Indiana struggled in all three phases: offense, defense and special teams. After taking an early 3-0 lead, IU was unable to do anything offensively and the defense looked flat and undisciplined for the bulk of the game.  The defense was unable to get off the field and the offense was unable to get anything going, and we are going to take a closer look at why.

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Game Wrap and Reaction: Iowa 42 Indiana 16

Game Wrap and Reaction: Iowa 42 Indiana 16

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle) 

Opponent: Iowa Hawkeyes

Location: Saturday October136th, 2018 Bloomington, IN

Why They Played: The Hoosiers and Hawkeyes met for the first time since 2015 in a cross-divisional match up

What The Game Meant: Homecoming is always a special game in college football. With many eyes on IU football, it was a chance to prove it wasn’t “same ol’ story”. However, the Hoosiers laid an egg and put their bowl hopes in jeopardy with the level of performance.

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Indiana Defense No Shows in Homecoming Loss to Iowa

Indiana Defense No Shows in Homecoming Loss to Iowa

Written By Nathan Comp

After a high-energy performance against Ohio State last week, many looked to this weeks’ homecoming game against Iowa as a potential “steal” of a win if the Hoosiers could perform similarly. Unfortunately, Indiana was unable to reproduce any of what was seen last week and limped away having been thoroughly outplayed, falling 42-16.

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Hoosiers Shellacked by Hawkeyes

Hoosiers Shellacked by Hawkeyes

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers hosted the Iowa Hawkeyes for Homecoming and for the eighth straight time, Indiana lost the annual Homecoming contest. IU fell behind early and never truly threatened the 5-1 Hawkeyes, eventually losing 42-16. Nathan Stanley led the way for Iowa, finding his tight ends often and racking up 320 yards and six touchdowns. The defeat drops Indiana to 4-3 heading into a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

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Homecoming Game Day Primer (Indiana vs. Iowa)

Homecoming Game Day Primer (Indiana vs. Iowa)

Written By T.J. Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Week Seven Primer – Iowa Hawkeyes

What: Indiana Hoosiers (4-2) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1)

Where: Memorial Stadium

When: Saturday, October 13, Noon

How to Watch: The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. You can also listen to the legendary Don Fischer on the radio on any IU Radio Network station.

What’s at Stake: This clash is the 106th Homecoming for the Indiana Hoosiers and it is a massive contest with much at stake. IU sits at 4-2 (1-2), needing two more wins to reach bowl eligibility. Next week, the Hoosiers will host Penn State and that will be followed by a Friday night road-trip to Minnesota. Being 5-2 would feel a whole lot better than being 4-3. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is in his 20th season at the helm and his Hawkeyes are 4-1 and firmly in position for another very solid bowl game. A victory in Bloomington would keep the Hawkeyes on schedule for a eight or nine win campaign and might see them vault into the top 25.

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Inside the Numbers Homecoming Edition (Indiana vs. Iowa)

Inside the Numbers Homecoming Edition (Indiana vs. Iowa)

Written By Rylie Kyhn

The Hoosiers matchup against Iowa for homecoming weekend in Bloomington and it is a huge game because they have the ability to win it but they need to do a lot of things right. If the offensive and defensive pieces come together like they have a couple times this season, Bloomington will be a happy place, but if they struggle to produce on offense and get stops on defense, not so much.

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