Throwback Thursday: Indiana 26 Purdue 24

Throwback Thursday: Indiana 26 Purdue 24

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers entered the 2016 Bucket Game needing the win to get to bowl eligibility. It wasn’t pretty and if the Hoosiers were playing anyone (maybe not Rutgers) but Purdue, they wouldn’t have gotten that sixth win. The Hoosiers turned the ball over four times and averaged a paltry 3.5 yards per play. Those are awful numbers for an offense. However, the Hoosiers’ defense was up to the challenge taking the ball away from Purdue three times and holding the Boilers to just 42 yards on the ground. While it was far from pretty the Hoosiers did claim their fourth Bucket Game victory in a row and clinched their second bowl berth in as many years in what would become Kevin Wilson's final game in Bloomington.

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Throwback Thursday: Penn State 45 Indiana 31

Throwback Thursday: Penn State 45 Indiana 31

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

We have reached week 10 in our 2016 Throwback Thursday series and today we look back at Indiana’s 45-31 loss to the eventual Big Ten champion Penn State Nittany Lions. Indiana had caught the turnover bug at Rutgers the week before and the symptoms were carried back to Bloomington as the Hoosiers coughed up five fumbles. Had Indiana held on to just half of those fumbles, the Hoosiers probably walk away with the win. This was one of Richard Lagow’s better games as he threw for two touchdowns and no interceptions. His day could’ve been much better had some of his receivers hung on to passes that would have either been huge gains or touchdowns. The defense did its job bottling up Saquon Barkley and taking the ball away twice, but it wasn’t enough after Trace McSorley started hitting the deep passes he missed earlier in the game. When fans look back at this game, it’ll be another case of shoulda, coulda, woulda.

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Throwback Thursday: Indiana 33 Rutgers 27

Throwback Thursday: Indiana 33 Rutgers 27

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The second part of our double-header on this Throwback Thursday looks back at Indiana’s sloppy 33-27 win over Rutgers. Indiana had four turnovers, botched several field goals and extra points and probably should have won this game by 20 or more points. While the overall quality of play was disappointing the Hoosiers netted their fifth win of 2016 and climbed over the .500-mark in November.

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2017 First Glance: Week Five Penn State Nittany Lions

2017 First Glance: Week Five Penn State Nittany Lions

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Indiana heads to Happy Valley in week five to face the defending Big Ten Champs, the Penn State Nittany Lions. IU has beaten Penn State just once in their history, a 44-24 win in Bloomington in 2013. The Nittany Lions return the best quarterback-running back combination in the Big Ten, a pretty good tight end as well as some playmakers on defense. This will be Penn State’s homecoming game and they’ll be sporting their retro jerseys. The Big Ten East is really rough, but this may be the toughest game on IU’s schedule in 2017.

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HoosierHuddle Podcast: IU Pro Day Preview Plus a Spring Update

Co-hosts Sammy Jacobs and T.J. Inman take an in-depth look at the eight Hoosiers participating in IU's Pro Day with Dan Mogollon of NFLDraftBible.com and AllMediaNY.com. We'll go over what each prospect has to do and where they could end up in the 2017 NFL Draft.

IU Running Backs Don't Lack Talent, But Are Searching For Consistency

IU Running Backs Don't Lack Talent, But Are Searching For Consistency

Written By Alex Compton

Indiana’s backfield will be as talented as anyone’s in the league entering 2017. So what exactly are they searching for in spring ball so far? One word. Consistency.

Devine Redding became the third straight IU back to reach 1,000 yards (Coleman, Howard), but decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft. With Redding gone, the torch will be passed to a group this year, instead of one guy. Camion Patrick is the likely starter if he’s healthy, but we still have no tape at RB to evaluate him on. Behind Patrick, Devonte Williams, Ricky Brookins, Mike Majette, Cole Gest, and Alex Rodriguez all return with experience. Each guy in this group brings something different to the table, and that is why spring ball has been so intriguing to this point. 

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2017 Spring Practice Preview: Running Backs

2017 Spring Practice Preview: Running Backs

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Hoosier Huddle is getting ready for the first spring practice of the Tom Allen era by previewing each position. Today’s focus is on a position headlined by an exciting senior desperate to prove himself, a deep and flexible group of returning players and a pair of newcomers that will arrive this summer hungry to make an impact. IU’s recent success at this position makes it all the more intriguing. That’s right, today, we focus on running backs.

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The Impact of Marcus Oliver and Devine Redding Leaving for the NFL on Indiana

The Impact of Marcus Oliver and Devine Redding Leaving for the NFL on Indiana

Written By David Sugarman

The nature of the beast that is the carousel of college football players coming and going started spinning at full speed this past Friday when running back Devine Redding and linebacker Marcus Oliver declared for the upcoming NFL Draft. For a team with a mostly new coaching staff, it’s helpful to lean on the veterans who have made an impact on the program and the Hoosiers just lost two big ones. As the college football season gets ready to come to a close tonight, we take a look at what these losses mean for the program as the Hoosiers head into the offseason.

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Indiana Running Back Devine Redding to Forgo Senior Season and Enter 2017 NFL Draft

Indiana Running Back Devine Redding to Forgo Senior Season and Enter 2017 NFL Draft

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers have quickly become a running back factory under Kevin Wilson and Deland McCullough. On Friday afternoon running back Devine Redding, owner of back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the Hoosiers became the third IU running back in as many years to enter the NFL Draft. As the starting running back in 2016 Redding had a solid season in which he ran for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns on 253 carries. Redding was also a capable pass catcher out of the backfield hauling in 27 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns. He finishes his career with 2,252 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground.

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