2019 Opponent Unit Rankings: Quarterbacks

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

We are closing in on the final opposing unit rankings of the 2019 pre-season. Today we are taking a look at the quarterbacks that IU is going to face on their journey through the 2019 schedule. There will be some familiar faces, but many new players will take snaps against the Hoosiers.

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2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Running Back

2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Running Back

2019 Indiana Opponent Rankings – Running Back

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Hoosier Huddle’s 2019 season preview coverage continues. The opponent rankings series is one of the staples of our look ahead at the season. Today’s focus shifts to the backfield and ranks the running back groups the Indiana Hoosiers defense will need to stop during the 2019 campaign. IU has some questions on the defensive line, specifically with the depth of the interior, and the run defense could be a key factor in determining whether or not the Hoosiers go bowling.

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Opponent Unit Rankings: Special Teams

Opponent Unit Rankings: Special Teams

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

2019 Opposing Special Teams Rankings

Welcome back to our opponent unit ranking series. Today we will are ranking the special teams units for each of the Indiana Hoosiers’ opponents during the 2019 regular season. We will consider each phase of special teams (kicking, punting, punt return and coverage and kickoff return and coverage).

Since we don’t rank IU in this, I will tell you where I would put them. The Hoosiers would be right, smack in the middle of this ranking. Kicker Logan Justus is very solid and Charles Campbell could be used as a capable kicker as well. Haydon Whitehead is a really good punter as well. The questions for IU come in the return and coverage games. Can they find a replacement for J-Shun Harris who was an All-Big Ten punt returner? Will someone breathe life into the kickoff return unit? Finally, can they fix whatever plagued them late in the year on kickoff coverage?

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2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Lines

2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Lines

Written by Amanda Pavelka

The Hoosier Huddle team will be ranking the position groups for each one of Indiana’s opponents. Today we will outline each one of the Defensive Lines that the Hoosiers will face in the upcoming season.

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First Glance: Eastern Illinois will be Entering a New Era When They Come to Bloomington in Week Two

First Glance: Eastern Illinois will be Entering a New Era When They Come to Bloomington in Week Two

Written by T.J. Inman (@TJHooiserHuddle)

Week Two: Eastern Illinois Panthers

Date & Time: Saturday, September 7 at 3:30 EST

Venue: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN

TV: BTN

Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Adam Cushing

Entering his first season as a head coach and first year at EIU

Overall Record: 0-0

Panthers Last Season: 3-8 (3-5 in Ohio Valley Conference)

Panthers Returning Leaders

Passing: Johnathan Brantley - 65.1%, 2,016 yards, 14 touchdowns

Rushing: Johnathan Brantley – 100 rushes for 476 yards with 6 touchdowns

Receiving: James Sheehan – 50 catches for 544 yards with 3 touchdowns

Tackles: Joe Caputo – 86 tackles with 7.5 tackles for loss

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