Inside The Numbers: Indiana's Defensive Struggles Start on First Down

Inside The Numbers: Indiana's Defensive Struggles Start on First Down

Written By Nathan Comp

Indiana will have to put last week’s embarrassing performance against Iowa behind them as they welcome the Penn State Nittany Lions to town. We’ll take a look inside some of the statistics that could come into play in this week’s matchup.

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Week Eight: Matchup to Watch: Indiana Pass Defense vs. Penn State Passing Game

Week Eight: Matchup to Watch: Indiana Pass Defense vs. Penn State Passing Game

Written By Lauralys Shallow

Indiana hosts No. 18 Penn State this weekend and how the IU defense will matchup against Penn State’s explosive passing game is one of the biggest storylines heading into the contest. James Franklin is an aggressive play caller, and he will not shy away from calling deep throws if the Indiana defense gives Penn State the time and space to play the deep ball. The IU pass defense has to contain Penn State’s passing game if IU wants to give itself a chance to be competitive against the Nittany Lions. 

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Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio State Buckeyes Game Day Primer

Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio State Buckeyes Game Day Primer

Written By T.J. Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Week Six Primer – Ohio State Buckeyes

What: Indiana Hoosiers (4-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0)

Where: Ohio Stadium

When: Saturday, October 6, 4:00 EST

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

What’s at Stake: The Indiana Hoosiers and Ohio State Buckeyes have played each other 90 times. Indiana has only 12 victories and they have not beaten Ohio State since 1991. The Buckeyes are on a 22-game win streak in this series. The Hoosiers are 4-1 and need just two more wins to get reach bowl eligibility. The schedule is going to be more difficult the rest of the way as, in addition to this contest, IU must still play Michigan, Penn State, Iowa, Minnesota, Maryland and Purdue. A victory is highly unlikely as the Hoosiers are nearly four touchdown underdogs. Ohio State is coming off of a thrilling come-from-behind win at Penn State and is now firmly entrenched as a favorite to reach the College Football Playoff. Saturday’s game against IU serves as merely another checkmark on the way to 12-0 for the Scarlet and Grey.

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Inside the Numbers Week Six: Takeaways, Slowing Haskins Key to Stopping 22-Game Losing Streak

Inside the Numbers Week Six: Takeaways, Slowing Haskins Key to Stopping 22-Game Losing Streak

Written By Nathan Comp

After what felt like a disappointing Big Ten road win against Rutgers last week, Indiana (4-1) travels to Ohio State’s (5-0) homecoming this weekend to battle the Buckeyes. Vegas favorites the Buckeyes by 26.5, but let’s take a look at some of the other statistics that may come into play in this week’s Inside the Numbers.

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Week Six Matchup to Watch: Ohio State's Rushing Game vs. IU's D-Line

Week Six Matchup to Watch: Ohio State's Rushing Game vs. IU's D-Line

Written By Lauralys Shallow

Indiana travels to No. 3 Ohio State this weekend, and one of the biggest storylines heading into the matchup is how IU’s defense will fare against the Buckeyes running attack. Urban Meyer runs an explosive offense, and Tom Allen emphasizes stops and takeaways on defense. The IU defensive line against Ohio State’s run game is this week’s matchup to watch because IU has to slow down the rushing attack and force long pass situations if IU wants a chance to leave Columbus with a victory.

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Notes and Quotes From Tom Allen's Week Six Media Monday

Notes and Quotes From Tom Allen's Week Six Media Monday

Written by Lauralys Shallow

Head Coach Tom Allen met with the media to discuss IU’s victory over Rutgers and preview the matchup with No. 3 Ohio State.

Offensive Players of the Game: Ty Fryfogle, Nick Westbrook, Donovan Hale and J-Shun Harris

Defensive Player of the Game: Raheem Layne

Special Teams Player of the Game: Mike Majette

Videos From Media Monday: Peyton Ramsey, J-Shun Harris, Ty Fryfogle, Reakwon Jones and Allen Stallings

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Indiana at Rutgers Game Day Primer

Indiana at Rutgers Game Day Primer

Written By T.J. Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Week Five Primer – Rutgers Scarlet Knights

What: Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) at Rutgers (1-3)

Where: HighPoint Solutions Stadium

When: Saturday, September 29, Noon

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

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Inside The Numbers Week Five: Defense Doing Their Job With Takeaways

Inside The Numbers Week Five: Defense Doing Their Job With Takeaways

Written By Lauralys Shallow

After a frustrating loss to Michigan State last week, Indiana (3-1) travels to Rutgers (1-3) to play in its first conference road game of the season. While Indiana is the favorite to win the game, the Hoosiers need to prepare well in order to beat Rutgers. Let’s take a closer look at the Rutgers contest on this week’s Inside the Numbers.    

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