After the Hoosiers’ 47-7 loss to Virginia on Saturday, IU junior quarterback Ben Chappell was asked if anything went right for his team against the Cavaliers. He calmly answered with one word: “No.”
The IU defense could hardly do anything right at Saturday's game against Virginia. The Hoosiers lost 47-7 against a team ranked third worst in the country in total offense.
After dropping the last two games to tough opponents, a reasonable person would have expected an IU team ready to pounce and claw the life away from a sub-.500 non-conference team. Instead, the team countered with an uninspired output and left with a hazy view of its future.
From the backyard of their home in Centerville, Ohio, to their stadium in high school and now Memorial Stadium, there has been one constant for Tyler and Adam Replogle. They have played football – together.
Some fans think IU was not supposed to beat Ohio State, and therefore, a hard effort from the historically lowly Hoosiers was acceptable. Thankfully, for the sake of the team’s season, IU coach Bill Lynch isn’t one of those people.
The leaves are changing, and so is the temperature. In other words, we are starting to find out who is for real and who is not in the college football world, and who could or will not contend for the National Championship.
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was chosen by the media as the Big Ten’s preseason Offensive Player of the Year, and he lived up to that billing in Saturday’s 33-14 win against the Hoosiers.
Ignorance is bliss for the Hoosiers. While Thomas Gray certainly didn’t have the IU football team on his mind when he wrote his much-referenced poem in 1742, his words ring true in the Hoosiers’ 2009 Big Ten season.
The Hoosiers’ 36-33 loss to Michigan last week in Ann Arbor was watched in nearly 2.1 million households, the second-most ever among Big Ten football telecast on ESPN 2.
Despite increasing student seating from 8,100 to 11,000, nearly a third of the normal seating, all seats for the student body for IU's Saturday matchup against No. 9 Ohio State have been sold out as of Thursday morning, according to an IU Athletics press release.
Twenty years ago on a cold Nov. 11 afternoon in Madison, Wisc., then-IU football coach Bill Mallory roamed the sidelines of Camp Randall Stadium until he reached senior running back Anthony Thompson.