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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2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Backs

2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Backs

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Hoosier Huddle will be ranking the position groups of every team on Indiana’s schedule. Today we will take a look at defensive backs. The Big Ten is home to some of the best secondary units in the country, and the Hoosiers will face some the toughest of the crop. The Hoosiers will miss Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin out of the West division therefore they will not be included in our rankings.

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Post Spring Big Ten Power Rankings

Post Spring Big Ten Power Rankings

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

As spring practice wraps up around the Big Ten we wanted to talk a look, albeit a blurry one, at how the teams in the conference stand today. Spring is a tricky time to rank teams since graduated seniors and players leaving early are not practicing and most incoming freshmen have not arrived on campus yet. Here is how we see the Big Ten heading into the summer portion of the off-season.

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Final Big Ten Power Rankings for the 2018 Football Season

Final Big Ten Power Rankings for the 2018 Football Season

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

This year’s bowl season yielded mixed results from the Big Ten. There were some blowout wins, some blowout losses, and a few close games. Nine teams in the conference made bowl games and their record was 5-4 overall. With some coaching changes, several new quarterbacks, and inevitable roster turnover, the Big Ten in 2019 should have some surprises in store. For now, here are the final 2018 Big Ten power rankings.

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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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IU Defense Unraveled by Rondale Moore and David Blough

IU Defense Unraveled by Rondale Moore and David Blough

Written By Lauralys Shallow

With bowl eligibility on the line, Indiana fell to Purdue 28-21, and the Old Oaken Bucket will remain with the Boilermakers for another year. The Hoosiers finish the season at 5-7, and Purdue is going bowling. In a must win game, the IU defense was undisciplined and unprepared, which lead to costly mistakes.

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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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