Throw Back Thursday: Week 2 2013 vs. Navy

Throw Back Thursday: Week 2 2013 vs. Navy

Welcome back to our 2014 Throw Back Thursday Series.  Today, we go back to one of the more devastating losses in recent memory.  This was a game the Hoosiers absolutely needed to win in order to reach a bowl game, it probably was also a main factor on why Doug Mallory was let go as defensive coordinator.  The loss killed all the momentum the Hoosiers had built after a big week one win.


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Game Wrap-up & Reaction: Week 2 Navy

Game Wrap-up & Reaction: Week 2 Navy

Let’s take a step back from the ledge and take this game for what it is.  One loss, that’s all it is.  The Hoosiers reverted back to their 2012 form when it came to getting off to a slow start in a 41-35 loss to the Navy Midshipmen.  While the loss hurts, the season is not over and the Hoosiers still have a good shot at going to a bowl.

OpponentNavy Midshipmen

LocationSaturday September 7th  /6pm/ Memorial Stadium/ (BloomingtonIndiana

Why They Played:  This game was the second in a home-and-home series between the Mids and the Hoosiers.  Navy is a brand name and brought a great crowd with them to create a festive atmosphere where the Indiana Athletic Department dedicated the prow of the USS Indiana and the new flagpole inside Memorial Stadium.

What The Game Meant:

The Hoosiers were trying to build off of the 73-point performance and victory over Indiana State to get to 2-0.  For only the second time ever the Hoosiers host eight games, making this game, against a team Indiana was favored by two touchdowns, very important in the quest to make a bowl game.

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Indiana Football Stock Market Report: Week Two: Navy Midshipmen

Indiana Football Stock Market Report: Week Two: Navy Midshipmen

Following Indiana’s week one win which saw them score 73 points the markets were quite bullish on Hoosiers. This week was not as kind to the Indiana Football Stock Market as a whole. There were some things to be expected, a natural regression to the mean, a considerably tougher opponent would mean less gaudy numbers. However, there were things that no one prognosticated such as the Hoosiers offense struggling in the first quarter, interesting coaching decisions and a defense that looked as if it didn’t know that Navy was going to be running the triple option.

Remember investors, it is best to buy low, so what better time than now to dive in and start diversifying your portfolio with stocks that others around the nation are shaking their head at right now. While the Hoosiers were defeated in regrettable fashion in week two, there were still some bright spots, especially on the offensive side. It surely was not the 38-point victory we witnessed in week one that was promising and turned some heads throughout the conference. We said last week that there were some very encouraging things. However, we also said that we saw some things that could go from “that didn’t look great”, to “holy crap that’s a big freakin’ problem, in the coming weeks.”

Your less than cheery Stock Market Report follows:

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Know Your Opponent: Navy

Know Your Opponent: Navy

So the Hoosiers dropped a 73-spot on Indiana State last Thursday and you have been craving for more Indiana football ever since. Well luckily for you it is just about that time as the Navy Midshipmen are making their way towards Memorial Stadium. However, how much do you really know about this Navy team? Sure, you have been reading your articles here at Hoosier Huddle (You are, right?!) that are keeping you up to date with what is going on in the IU football world. You also have your preview magazine that will allow you to gain a general idea of what the Midshipmen are as a football team this year. However, if you really want to know the Hoosiers opponent for week two, this is the place to be!

Five Things to Know About Navy after the jump...

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Three & Out Defense: Week 2 Navy Midshipmen

Three & Out Defense: Week 2 Navy Midshipmen

Welcome back to our “Three and Out” series as we will take a look at the keys for the Hoosier defense heading into Saturday evening’s game with Navy.  Navy will present Indiana with the unique challenge of trying to stop the triple option.  This type of offense is very difficult to game plan for, however it is not unstoppable.  As you prepare to head down to Bloomington or are just settling in on the couch for the weekend here are some of the defensive keys to stopping this potent running attack from the Midshipmen.

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Three & Out Offense: Week 2 Navy Midshipmen

Three & Out Offense: Week 2 Navy Midshipmen

Week 2 brings a tough match-up opponent for the Hoosiers as the Navy Midshipmen invade Bloomington on Saturday evening.  Indiana and Navy faced off last year in contest that the Hoosiers dropped 31-30 in heartbreaking fashion.  In order to not repeat the past Indiana must improve in several areas of the game and here are the three most important things that the Hoosiers need from their offense to come out victorious against the Midshipmen.

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2013 Preview: Week 2: Navy Midshipman

2013 Preview: Week 2: Navy Midshipman

There are only 42 days until the 2013 college football season kicks off.  Earlier this week we began to take our look ahead at the 2013 Hoosier schedule when we broke down their Week One matchup against Indiana State.  This week we jump ahead nine days and set our sights on Week Two when the Navy Midshipmen travel to Indiana to take on the Hoosiers.

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