Bucket Game Matchup To Watch: Andre Brown Jr. vs. Elijah Sindelar

Bucket Game Matchup To Watch: Andre Brown Jr. vs. Elijah Sindelar

Written By Alex Compton

Ohhhhhhh boy here we go. After a two game win streak, it all comes down to the Bucket Game for Indiana, as they look to make a third straight bowl game. Purdue is also sitting at 5-6 after a road win against a very sub-par Iowa team, which adds to the intrigue of what should be one of the best Bucket Games in recent memory. The Hoosiers turned to the ground early and often last week in a 41-0 win on Senior Day, as both Cole Gest and freshman Morgan Ellison had big days running the ball. My matchup of Richard Lagow vs. Kiy Hester went in favor of IU, as he was able to find the tight ends over the middle of the field all day with great success, according to PFF College Football (see below). This week’s matchup centers on the passing game again, but this time with an IU defender in the spotlight. 

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IU Commit Jordan Jusevitch is Flying Under the Radar to Bloomington

IU Commit Jordan Jusevitch is Flying Under the Radar to Bloomington

Written By Kris Shankle

 Let me start this off with saying no article, no 280-character tweet, no Facebook status and no highlight reel will really show what kind of special talent Jordan Jusevitch is. My job is to try though and trust me, this kid is one of the good ones on and off the field.

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Inside the Numbers of The 2017 Old Oaken Bucket Game

Inside the Numbers of The 2017  Old Oaken Bucket Game

Written By David Sugarman (@David_Sugarman2)

It’s Bucket Week and for the third-straight year Indiana can clinch a bowl berth with a win over their in-state rivals, the Purdue Boilermakers. Now on the home stretch of what’s been a very up and down season, Indiana has a chance to seal their destiny and do it in the most satisfying way possible against a Purdue team in an identical situation with five wins. It’s time for a dive into the stats for this week’s edition of Inside the Numbers.

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Know Your Opponent: Like IU, It's Purdue's Defense That is Leading Their Success

Know Your Opponent: Like IU, It's Purdue's Defense That is Leading Their Success

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

 Head Coach: Jeff Brohm

Overall: 35-16 4th Year

At Purdue 5-6 (3-5)

Bowl Appearances at Purdue: 0

2017 Record: 5-6 Beat Iowa 24-15 at Iowa

Bowl Appearances Since 2000: 13  (5-8)

Mascot: Boilermaker Special and Purdue Pete

Colors: Black and Gold

Outfitter: Nike

National Titles: 0

Conference Titles: 12

Heisman Winners: 0

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For the Third Year In a Row The Hoosiers Can Go Bowling With a Bucket Game Win

For the Third Year In a Row The Hoosiers Can Go Bowling With a Bucket Game Win

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The annual Old Oaken Bucket Game is always a big deal in the state of Indiana. It’s important for bragging rights, recruiting and program momentum. There is no denying that this year’s clash, the 120th meeting of the Bucket game, between the two 5-6 rivals looms even larger than usual. Indiana is going for their fifth straight victory in the series and this is the first meeting between program leaders Tom Allen and Jeff Brohm. Perhaps most importantly, both teams need a win to reach bowl eligibility and earn themselves a postseason berth and all the perks that come with it.

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Bucket Week Notes and Quotes From Tom Allen's Press Conference

Bucket Week Notes and Quotes From Tom Allen's Press Conference

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

Offense: Coy Cronk, Hunter Littlejohn, Mackenzie Nworah, Brandon Knight, Delroy Baker and Wes Martin

Defense: Greg Gooch and Tony Fields

Special Teams: Rashard Fant and Haydon Whitehead

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Hoosier Huddle's Big Ten Bowl Projections: 11/20/17

Hoosier Huddle's Big Ten Bowl Projections: 11/20/17

Written By: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

As of November 20, 2017

After a very successful first year of doing bowl projections, we are back at it in 2017 to project each bowl matchup involving a Big Ten team. Most importantly, we’ll be projecting where we believe the Indiana Hoosiers will end up. Keep in mind, these are projections and it’s my best guess as to where teams end up at the end of the season, not where they might go if bowls were selected today.

With only one regular season slate of games remaining, there are a number of intriguing possibilities. This is my best guess as to how things will play out.

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Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 41 Rutgers 0

Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 41 Rutgers 0

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Opponent: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Location: Saturday November 18th, Bloomington, IN

Why They Played:  The Hoosiers and Scarlet Knights meet annually as Big Ten East foes.

What The Game Meant:

This was the final home game for 22 IU players and a chance to get to five wins and make the Bucket Game all the more meaningful needing just one more win for bowl eligibility.

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