Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
If you have been following the pattern of the Hoosiers this season you will know that the IU football stock is up this week after they took care of business against North Texas on Saturday. So let’s see whose stock is hot and whose is not in this week’s edition of the Hoosier Stock Report.
Stock Up: Tight Ends- After entering the game with a grand total of three receptions on the season at the tight end position, the combination of Anthony Cosaro and Jordan Fuchs caught four balls for 29 yards and a score. While those numbers are not the sky high it shows that the coaching staff may be emphasizing the use of the tight end in the pass game a little more. Head coach Kevin Wilson also pointed out that the run blocking from a third tight end Michael Cooper has been key in the outside run game for IU. If the Hoosiers can continue to use these three talented big tight ends this offense can really take off.
Stock Up: Young Blood on Defense- The Hoosiers are playing a handful of true and redshirt freshman on defense, and they are playing very well. Players like Tony Fields, Tegray Scales, Chase Dutra, Nate Hoff, Rashard Fant, and Donovan Clark are major contributors. Not only does this give the Hoosier faithful hope for the future, but the ability for defensive coordinator Brian Knorr to plug these young guns in gives allows the Hoosier defense to be fresh late in games. In Saturday’s win both Dutra and Scales recorded their first career interceptions.
Stock Up: Shane Wynn- After going four games without a touchdown, Wynn broke out in a big way on Saturday. The senior receiver hauled in two long passes for touchdowns. If the Hoosiers can keep using Wynn as a deep threat down the middle this offense can be scary good.