Hoosier Walk-on Defensive Lineman Gavin Everett Surprised with a Scholarship by Tom Allen During Tackling Drill

Hoosier Walk-on Defensive Lineman Gavin Everett Surprised with a Scholarship by Tom Allen During Tackling Drill

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

As the Hoosiers entered the dog days of fall camp the sun beat down on the field as Tom Allen rallied the team around him in a circle with his bull horn. It looked as if the Hoosiers were getting ready for the 'Bull in the Ring' drill, a drill where the team circles up and two players try to shed the block or defend the attack of the other, a tough man's drill that already had the players take it up a notch. 

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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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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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Game Day (Eve) Primer: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Game Day (Eve) Primer: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Written By T.J. Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

What: Rutgers (4-6) at Indiana (4-6)

Where: Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, IN

When: Saturday, November 18 at Noon

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

Game Notes: The Indiana Hoosiers will be honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Rose Bowl team. In addition, Saturday is Senior Day and 22 Indiana seniors (along with cheerleaders, managers and band members) will be going through Senior Day festivities. This is the final home game for these Hoosiers and there’s no doubt they’d like to go out on a winning note.

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Matchup to Watch: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Matchup to Watch: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Written By Alex Compton

IU is back in the win column! After an ugly, yet solid win on the road, IU still has their hopes for a third straight bowl game alive. Richard Lagow has now started two consecutive games, and the job looks to be- and should be his until the season comes to a close, bowl game or not. I, for one, think it is the best move for IU this season, and this is something that the writers at HoosierHuddle felt was needed to possibly save Indiana’s season. Since being reinserted after Peyton Ramsey’s injury at Maryland, 21 has been exceptional for IU. He nearly pulled off the win against the Terps, and then followed that up with solid performances against Wisconsin and Illinois. On the other side of the field this week is an interesting Rutgers team, that actually has flown under the radar for most of the year. They rattled off three straight Big Ten wins before losing to Penn State last weekend, and if they didn’t collapse against Eastern Michigan, they would be sitting at 5 wins and just 1 away from a bowl game. Nonetheless, they are led by their defense, and that is what my matchup this week is centered on. 

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After a Win Against Illinois, Indiana is Hungry For Must Win Number Two Against Rutgers

After a Win Against Illinois, Indiana is Hungry For Must Win Number Two Against Rutgers

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers entered last Saturday’s contest in Champaign knowing they had to win three straight contests in order to reach a third straight bowl game. While the performance wasn’t always pretty, IU did more than enough to accomplish the first part of their task as they downed the Illini in somewhat comfortable fashion. This week, they return to Bloomington for Senior Day, and the second must win game of their season.

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Hoosiers Face Must-Win Game in Champaign

Hoosiers Face Must-Win Game in Champaign

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers need to win their final three games in order to reach bowl eligibility and play in the postseason for the third straight season. First year head coach Tom Allen and his squad have had to battle a brutal schedule and an inordinate number of costly injuries but none of that will stem the disappointment if the dream of a bowl game disappears with another loss this Saturday. The stakes were laid bare in a team meeting on Sunday.

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Game Day Primer: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Game Day Primer: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

What: Indiana Hoosiers (3-5) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (8-0)

When: Saturday, November 4 at Noon

Where: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN

How to Watch: The game will be broadcast on ABC. Fans can also listen to the game on the IU Radio Network with the legendary Don Fischer on the call.

What’s at Stake: The Indiana Hoosiers have now dropped three straight games. The first was in overtime to Michigan (again), the second was a defeat to Michigan State that saw IU control the action for most of the way and the third was to Maryland and largely due to massive special teams collapses. A loss here means the Hoosiers need to win three straight games just to reach bowl eligibility and two of those contests are on the road. Wisconsin is the third top ten team IU will be battle this season and it’s the last chance for a signature win in the 2017 season. Wisconsin has much bigger things at stake. They are in the driver’s seat for the West division title and sit at number nine in the first College Football Playoff rankings. They know they will need to go unbeaten if they are to make the “final four” and the game against IU is simply “take care of business” for the Badgers. The previous four games against Wisconsin have been absolute horror-shows for IU with the Hoosiers losing 83-20, 59-7, 62-14 and 51-3. If nothing else, the Hoosiers are expected to put up a much better fight than that.

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