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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First Glance: Old Brass Spittoon Matchup Moves to East Lansing for Week Five Showdown

First Glance: Old Brass Spittoon Matchup Moves to East Lansing for Week Five Showdown

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Hoosiers travel north in week five as they renew the Old Brass Spittoon rivalry with the Michigan State Spartans. The Hoosiers won for the first time in a decade in this series in 2016. However, Michigan State has won the last two, but each contest has been fairly close and this could be turning into an actual rivalry (before an angry mob of Spartan fans chase me down, I mean that playing highly competitive games annually has started to draw more fan interest and attention from the media than it had over the past 15 years). The Spartans are coming off a season where an elite defense carried them to seven wins and a bad offense led to a staff reshuffling. Which Michigan State team shows up in 2019 is anyone’s guess, but the Spartans have the talent to possibly have a say on the East Division race.

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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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