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

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

Written By Lauralys Shallow

Media Monday

Players of the game vs. Ball State

Offensive player of the game: Peyton Ramsey

Defensive player of the game: Raekwon Jones and Jonathan Crawford

Special teams: J-Shun Harris and Hayden Whitehead

Indiana hosts No. 24 Michigan State to open up conference play for the 2018 season.

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Punt Returner J-Shun Harris, Running Back Stevie Scott Pick Up Weekly Big Ten Honors

Punt Returner J-Shun Harris, Running Back Stevie Scott Pick Up Weekly Big Ten Honors

IU Athletics Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana fifth-year senior return specialist J-Shun Harris II and true freshman running back Stevie Scott each picked up Big Ten honors, the conference announced today. Harris was named Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time in his career and Scott earned Freshman of the Week for the second time in as many outings.

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Indiana vs Ball State: An In-State Match-Up That Has Grown into a Competitive Rivalry

Indiana vs Ball State: An In-State Match-Up That Has Grown into a Competitive Rivalry

Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Saturday will mark just the ninth meeting on a football field between Indiana and Ball State. Believe it or not, Indiana and Ball State didn’t play each other in a football game until 1997. IU football played over 100 seasons of football before finally having a battle with Ball State. The in-state rivalry is just 21 years old, and the two teams will play twice more after 2018, once at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2019 and again in Bloomington in 2020, to complete a three-game series. Although they hold the series lead, things have certainly not been in the Hoosiers’ favor as of late. Let’s take a look at the brief history of this rivalry.  

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Indiana Defense Improves Upon Week One Vulnerabilities

Indiana Defense Improves Upon Week One Vulnerabilities

Written By Nathan Comp

Coach Tom Allen had a bad feeling about his defense’s performance after the FIU game. After watching the tape, the taste in his mouth grew increasingly sour. The front seven struggled to stop the FIU rushing attack, and when the Golden Panthers turned to the passing game, the defensive backfield was often caught out of position. With the talented rushing duo of Bryce Perkins and Jordan Ellis rolling into Bloomington, Allen knew the defense simply had to be better. And to his delight, they were.

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After an Off-Season of Hard Work Austin Dorris is Running Better and Ready to Roll in 2018

After an Off-Season of Hard Work Austin Dorris is Running Better and Ready to Roll in 2018

Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Austin Dorris, a three-star tight end, joined the Hoosiers as part of the 2015 recruiting class. Dorris played both quarterback and tight end at Shadyside High School in Ohio. Earning a first team all-state selection and Ohio Valley Player of the Year honors, Dorris racked up 1,100 yards passing and 1,250 yards rushing as a senior. The versatile, 6-foot-5 athlete was also a three-year letter winner in basketball and baseball. Dorris redshirted his first year in Bloomington. As a redshirt freshman in 2016, Dorris appeared in seven games while earning an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

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