Inside the Numbers: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Connecticut Huskies

Inside the Numbers: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Connecticut Huskies

Written by Andrew Walker

The Indiana Football Hoosiers are coming off of a devastating defeat at the hands of the Ohio State Buckeyes, 52-10. Indiana starting QB Mike Penix was a game-time decision last week, meaning that backup and 2018 starter Peyton Ramsey played the whole game. Ramsey proved to be inefficient and unconfident against the pass rush. This week is a similar story. Mike Penix is listed as a game-time decision, but this time it won’t be against a top ten ranked program. Let’s take a look inside the numbers to see if Indiana has what it takes. 

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Matchup to Watch Week Four: Indiana's Offensive Line vs. Connecticut's Defensive Line

Matchup to Watch Week Four: Indiana's Offensive Line vs. Connecticut's Defensive Line

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Coming into the 2019 season the Hoosier running game was supposed to be one of the strengths of this team. Through the first three weeks however, it has become a major concern. The Hoosiers sit 13th in the conference in rushing averaging 3.1 yards per carry (a full yard ahead of Purdue though). It has been said for 150 years and it’ll be said for the next 150 years. ‘In order to win games, you must run the ball’. IU just isn’t doing that early in the season.

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Five Takeaways From Indiana's Loss to Ohio State

Five Takeaways From Indiana's Loss to Ohio State

Written by Andrew Walker

Saturday saw the Hoosiers get buried by the Buckeyes 51-10. Ohio State was able to do everything right on offense, defense and special teams. On the contrary, Indiana had zero success in those categories. Regardless of the outcome, there’s always lessons to be learned. If there’s anything we’re sure of, it’s that Tom Allen and his staff will be in the film room learning from their mistakes. Let’s take a look at five takeaways from Saturday’s game. 

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Week Three Matchup to Watch: Ohio State Skill Players vs. Indiana’s Back Seven

Week Three Matchup to Watch: Ohio State Skill Players vs. Indiana’s Back Seven

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Ohio State Skill Players vs. Indiana’s Back Seven

The Indiana Hoosiers have been oh, so close to beating the Buckeyes for the better part of the last decade, but have yet to get over the hill. Many times, that has been because of the superior speed and depth from the Ohio State skill players compared to the Indiana defense. This year the Hoosiers have built some depth, albeit still young. However, these young players have plenty of playing experience.

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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 Day Primer: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers

Game Day Primer: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers

Written by T.J. Inman

Game 2 Primer – Eastern Illinois

What: Indiana (1-0) vs. Eastern Illinois (0-1)

Where: Memorial Stadium

When: Saturday, September 7 at 3:30

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

Series History: This is the first meeting between the two programs.

What’s at Stake: The primary goal for the Indiana Hoosiers in 2019 is to reach a bowl game. That means the Hoosiers need six victories and they must avoid any bad losses. To write the obvious, losing to Eastern Illinois would be a bad loss. EIU has a first-year head coach and they are an FCS program that has struggled to find much success in the past couple of seasons. After the actual outcome, the most important thing for the Hoosiers is to correct the errors and issues from week one as they prepare for the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 14.

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Know Your Opponent: Eastern Illinois Panthers

Know Your Opponent: Eastern Illinois Panthers

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

 Head Coach: Adam Cushing 1st Year at EIU

Overall: 0-1 (.000) 1st year

At EIU 0-1 (0-0)

Playoff Appearances at EIU: 0

2019 Record: 0-1 Last Game: Lost to Chattanooga 24-10

Playoff Appearances Since 2000: 10

Mascot: Roary the Panther

Colors: Blue and Gold

Outfitter: adidas                                                            

National Titles: 1

Conference Titles: 19

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