What Worked and What Didn't in the Loss to Purdue

What Worked and What Didn't in the Loss to Purdue

Written by Nathan Comp

In Indiana’s final game of the season, the Hoosiers fell for the second straight year to Purdue, 28-21, and watched as the Old Oaken Bucket left town with the Boilermakers. We’ll take a look at what went well, along with what did not, in Indiana’s 12th game of the season.

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Game Wrap and Reaction: Purdue 28 Indiana 21

Game Wrap and Reaction: Purdue 28 Indiana 21

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle 

Opponent: Purdue Boilermakers

Location: Memorial Stadium Saturday November 24th, 2018 Bloomington, IN

Why They Played: The Hoosiers and Boilermakers play annually for the Old Oaken Bucket as protected rivals in the Big Ten.

What The Game Meant: Not only was this a revenge game for IU, it was a chance to change the tone of the season for both programs. IU will head home for the holidays while Purdue awaits their bowl destination.

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Hoosier Huddle's Old Oaken Bucket Game Day Primer

Hoosier Huddle's Old Oaken Bucket Game Day Primer

Written by T.J. Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Week Thirteen Primer – Purdue Boilermakers

What: Indiana Hoosiers (5-6) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (5-6)

Where: Memorial Stadium

When: Saturday, November 24 at Noon

How to Watch: The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. You can also listen to the legendary Don Fischer on the radio on any IU Radio Network station.

What’s at Stake: The stakes could hardly be bigger as both teams are sitting at 5-6, needing one victory to reach bowl eligibility. In addition, the rivalry between the two schools has heated up recently as the pair have clashed over recruits and Purdue seized the Old Oaken Bucket back a season ago after a few years of Indiana dominance. Tom Allen is 0-1 against Jeff Brohm after last season’s disappointing contest in West Lafayette. Is this Jeff Brohm’s last game as Purdue’s head coach? Can the Hoosiers take the Bucket back and reach their first bowl game of the Tom Allen era?

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After Losing the Bucket in 2017, Hoosiers Realize What is at Stake on Saturday

After Losing the Bucket in 2017, Hoosiers Realize What is at Stake on Saturday

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

One of the great lessons we learn in life is that sometimes we don’t realize what we have until we lose it. That’s true in relationships and it’s true for college football trophies. For the Indiana Hoosiers, maybe it took a loss to Purdue last year for them to realize just how important the Old Oaken Bucket is to the program and the people in and around it.

The Hoosiers lost the Old Oaken Bucket to Purdue in West Lafayette 31-24 in a game where the Hoosiers seemed to just expect to roll out of bed and walk away with a win. They paid the price. With both programs at 5-6, this game can change the tone of the season. With a win the Hoosiers will earn their third bowl bid in four seasons, while Purdue is likely looking for a new coach come Monday. A loss sends IU home early for the second season in a row and the grumbling of a frustrated fan base will only grow.

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For the Hoosiers, a Win Over Purdue Would Mean More Than Just the Old Oaken Bucket

For the Hoosiers, a Win Over Purdue Would Mean More Than Just the Old Oaken Bucket

Written by Nathan Comp

“It burns. It stings. It’s gut-wrenching,” said defensive line coach Mark Hagen.

“There’s no worse feeling than that,” said offensive lineman Wes Martin.

“When you have it, you take it for granted. When you lose it, you realize how special it really was and really is,” added Coach Tom Allen.

They’re not discussing “the one that got away.” Although, they are. It’s just not “the one” that you would expect.

“The one” is The Old Oaken Bucket. And last year, coming into the game just one win shy of a third straight bowl, Indiana left West Lafayette disappointed. Bowl-less, Bucket-less, and forced to spend December at home.

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Bucket Week Matchup to Watch: Indiana's Defense vs. Rondale Moore

Bucket Week Matchup to Watch: Indiana's Defense vs. Rondale Moore

This is the game. The game that determines which team will go to a bowl game and which team will be at home for the month of December. The same exact situation that the Hoosiers and Boilermakers were in just a year ago, both teams just one win away from bowl eligibility. Not only is this for bowl eligibility, but it is also for the Old Oaken Bucket, which is given to the winner of the match-up each year.

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Week 13 Know Your Opponent: Which Purdue Team Shows Up in Bloomington?

Week 13 Know Your Opponent: Which Purdue Team Shows Up in Bloomington?

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Head Coach: Jeff Brohm

Overall: 37-12 4th Year

Bowl Appearances at Purdue: 1

2017 Record: 7-6 (4-5) B1G

Bowl Appearances Since 2000: 9 (4-5)

Mascot: Boilermaker Special and Purdue Pete

Colors: Black and Gold

Outfitter: Nike

National Titles: 1 (1931)

Conference Titles: 12

Heisman Winners: 0

Last Week’s Result: Lost vs Wisconsin 47-44 3OT

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Notes and Quotes From Tom Allen's Media Monday (Bucket Week)

Notes and Quotes From Tom Allen's Media Monday (Bucket Week)

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Media Monday: Bucket Week

Head coach Tom Allen spoke with the media about this week’s Bucket Game matchup with Purdu

Notes

Offensive Players of the Game: Peyton Ramsey

Defensive Player of the Game: Andre Brown, Raheem Layne and Gavin Everett

Special Teams Player of the Game: Logan Justus and Mike Majette

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