Game Wrap and Reaction: Ohio State 52 Indiana 10

Game Wrap and Reaction: Ohio State 52 Indiana 10

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Opponent: Ohio State Buckeyes

Location: Saturday September 14th, 2019 Bloomington, Indiana

Why They Played: The Hoosiers and the Buckeyes play annually as members of the Big Ten East division

What The Game Meant:

This game was a chance for the Hoosiers to measure where they stack up early in the season against one of the nation’s best teams in Ohio State.

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Hoosiers Offense Overmatched, Sputters Without Penix

Hoosiers Offense Overmatched, Sputters Without Penix

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Shortly after kickoff, it became clear that things would be very difficult offensively for the Hoosiers against Ohio State. The Buckeyes are always talented, but this year’s squad looks to be on a mission for the playoff. Simply put, it wouldn’t have mattered if Michael Penix was able to play today. The promising redshirt freshman is dealing with an apparently insignificant, although undisclosed injury that will have Penix’s status as week-to-week. Ohio State’s defense is much improved from a unit last year that gave up loads up explosive plays. Led by standout defensive end Chase Young who had two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss by himself, the Buckeyes defense held Indiana to just 10 points on the day.  

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Tackling Woes Reappear in Drubbing from Ohio State

Tackling Woes Reappear in Drubbing from Ohio State

Written by: Nate Comp (@NathanComp1)

In week one against Ball State, there were plenty of missed tackles. There were plenty of moments in which the defense wasn’t exactly where it should be. It was the first game under a new defensive coordinator and the first time Indiana players were off the practice field and really tackling.

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Ohio State Obliterates Short-Handed Hoosiers

Ohio State Obliterates Short-Handed Hoosiers

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Indiana has not beaten the Ohio State Buckeyes since 1988 and that drought was never in danger of ending on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Michael Penix Jr. was ruled out with an undisclosed injury and the Ohio State Buckeyes obliterated the Hoosiers (2-1), 51-10. The Buckeyes (3-0) looked every bit like a College Football Playoff contender as they dominated every facet of the contest and left no doubt about who the top dog in the Big Ten is. Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins had 193 yards rushing with one touchdown and he added a receiving touchdown. Justin Fields was effective, going 14-24 for 199 yards and adding four total touchdowns. The Buckeyes outgained Indiana 519-258 and rolled to the convincing victory in their first road game of the season.

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Hoosiers Offense Exploded for 52 Points in Win over EIU

Hoosiers Offense Exploded for 52 Points in Win over EIU

Written by Evan McShane

Indiana broke a school record for largest margin of victory at Memorial Stadium with a 52-0 beatdown of Eastern Illinois. It was the largest shutout win in 75 years, when Indiana defeated Nebraska 54-0 in 1944. As with most blowouts, the Hoosiers were able to utilize the new transfer rules (allowing a player to appear in four collegiate games and still retain redshirt status). Indiana was able to get their young players some playing time. All three quarterbacks played significant minutes, eight different running backs carried the ball, and a whopping 12 different wide receivers made at least one catch, with 10 guys catching more than one pass. Saturday’s game was exactly what you want to see as an Indiana football fan.

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Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 52 Eastern Illinois 0

Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 52 Eastern Illinois 0

Opponent: Eastern Illinois Panthers

Location: Saturday September 7th, 2019 Bloomington, Indiana

Why They Played: The Hoosiers and the Panthers played for the first time in their history as part of the 2019 IU non-conference schedule.

What The Game Meant: This was a tune up game for the Hoosiers before they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes next week. The Hoosiers

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Five Takeaways From Indiana's 34-24 Win Over Ball State

Five Takeaways From Indiana's 34-24 Win Over Ball State

Written by Andrew Walker

The Indiana Hoosiers traveled to the place that Manning built in Indianapolis on Saturday, and ended up victorious. The Hoosiers defeated the Ball State Cardinals 34-24. With game one of the 2019 season under the belt, let’s take a look at five takeaways from Saturday’s contest. 

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Indiana Offense Shows Flashes of What It Could Become

Indiana Offense Shows Flashes of What It Could Become

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

With a new offensive coordinator in Kalen DeBoer and a quarterback making his first career start in Michael Penix, Indiana’s offense demonstrated serious potential in Saturday’s win over Ball State. Penix’s talent and elite arm strength was on full display under the lights at Lucas Oil Stadium. Although he wasn’t perfect, the redshirt freshman quarterback gave Hoosier fans a lot to be excited about. Penix has described himself as a pro-style quarterback who can run if he needs to. He lived up to that description, showing tremendous poise in the pocket for a young passer while leading the team in rushing yards.

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Hoosiers Defense Has 'First Game' Moments in Win

Hoosiers Defense Has 'First Game' Moments in Win

Written by Nathan Comp

In Kane Wommack’s first game as defensive coordinator, there were plenty of “first game” moments. From the players he was coaching all the way to himself, some first game rust was expected. There were flashes of greatness, coupled with moments that had fans fearing for Justin Fields and Ohio State in two weeks. But ultimately, the new look Indiana defense did enough to secure a 34-24 victory in Lucas Oil Stadium against Ball State.

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Hoosiers Top Cardinals in Season Opener 34-24

Hoosiers Top Cardinals in Season Opener 34-24

Written by: TJ Inman

The Indiana Hoosiers and Ball State Cardinals are familiar foes that have clashed several times in the past decade. After Ball State won three straight in the series, IU has bounced back and won the past two. The two squared off again at Lucas Oil Stadium as they kicked off the 2019 season. Despite some shaky play and a couple of first half turnovers, IU did enough to top the Cardinals 34-24.

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