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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Hoosiers Look to Rally After Player-Led Meeting Sends a Clear Message

Hoosiers Look to Rally After Player-Led Meeting Sends a Clear Message

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers football team held a player-led meeting on Monday morning prior to practice just a few days after their 42-16 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Seniors Wes Martin and Jacob Robinson led the way asking Allen after the game Saturday if they can speak to the team, but opened it to all the seniors. Their message was clear, the season isn’t over and we’ve reached a turning point.

“This is the kind of the point of the season, and every season has a point” Robinson said Tuesday, “you can either continue to rise and keep getting better or you can stay the same. We addressed that and just how this is the point of the season where we need to stick together, trust what we do and trust what the coaches are having us do and just continue to work really hard.”

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Week 8 Know Your Opponent: An Angry Penn State Team Comes to Bloomingotn

Week 8 Know Your Opponent: An Angry Penn State Team Comes to Bloomingotn

Written By Nathan Comp

Head Coach: James Franklin

Overall: 40-18 5th Year

Bowl Appearances at PSU: 4

2017 Record: 11-2 (7-2) B1G

Bowl Appearances Since 2000: 4 (0-4)

Mascot: Nittany Lion

Colors: Blue and White

Outfitter: Nike

National Titles: 2

Conference Titles: 5

Heisman Winners: 1

Last Week’s Result: Lost vs Michigan State 17-21

2018 Record: 4-2

Statistical Leaders

Passing Trace McSorley 92-170 (54.1%) 1241 yards, 11 TDs, 2 INT

Rushing Miles Sanders 104 att. 700 yards 7 TD

Receiving KJ Hamler 18 rec. 374 yards 5 TD

Tackles Jan Johnson 34 tackles (19 solo), 0.5 TFL, 0.5 Sack

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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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