Written By T.J. Inman
Gorgeous weather and the promise of a new football season brought more than 10,000 fans to Memorial Stadium to see the Indiana Hoosiers Spring Game. Coach Kevin Wilson decided to pair up the 1st team offense with the 2nd team defense (Cream squad) and the 2nd team offense with the 1st team defense (Crimson squad). Zander Diamont threw a pair of touchdown passes to Damon Graham to lead the Crimson squad to a 13-10 victory.
Nate Sudfeld returned to the field and starred for the Cream team. The senior QB was 17-24 for 187 yards with one touchdown (to Anthony Corsaro) and one INT (by Darius Latham). Ricky Brookins was the standout on the ground as he rushed for 107 yards on 16 carries, including a 50+ yard scamper that showed off an explosive burst of speed. Devine Redding and Alex Rodriguez also had nice Spring Games, rushing for 57 and 63 yards respectively. Mitchell Paige was the standout receiver as he caught 5 balls for a game-high 96 yards.
The IU defense made their share of plays as well as the two squads combined for ten sacks on the day. Tegray Scales led all Hoosiers with 8 tackles while Marcus Oliver and Robert McCray each had a pair of sacks. Darius Latham had an interception while Kiante Walton forced a fumble (recovered by Dawson Fletcher) with a hard hit on Mitchell Paige.
IU has three more practices remaining this spring, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Thursday's practice, dubbed the Little 500 Pre-Bash, is an open scrimmage to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium.
Check back all week for more IU Spring Game coverage.