First Glance: Can the Hoosiers Break the Beaver Stadium Losing Streak Against Young Nittany Lions in Week 12?

First Glance: Can the Hoosiers Break the Beaver Stadium Losing Streak Against Young Nittany Lions in Week 12?

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Week Twelve Preview: Penn State Nittany Lions

The Hoosiers open the final quarter of the season with a road trip to Happy Valley to face the Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State will be very young in 2019, but by November they should be all grown up. Indiana has never beaten Penn State in Beaver Stadium and for the Nittany Lions this becomes a game they must win if they want to compete for the division crown. Prior to playing Indiana, Penn State will be coming off of road trips to Michigan State and Minnesota. After the Hoosiers’ visit, Penn State will travel to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes. For the Hoosiers this is the second game of a tough November that includes home dates with Northwestern and Michigan and the regular season finale at Purdue.

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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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