MUNCIE – Ball State’s offensive game plan is simple and effective. All the Cardinals have to do, it seems, is get the ball to Dante Love.
The first and second teams, including quarterbacks Kellen Lewis and Ben Chappell, respectively, continued taking equal snaps in the Hoosiers’ practice on Tuesday. The only thing different from past weeks’ practices was that the players were in shells – shoulder pads, helmets and shorts.
Last week, it was Kellen Lewis owning all of the yards on the ground. On Saturday, IU coach Bill Lynch split it among a tandem of running backs. The Hoosiers (2-0) easily beat Murray State, 45-3, and commanded the game throughout the evening. Murray State, a Football Championship Series school, was overmatched against an IU team that wracked up 477 yards of total offense.
Thanks to the legs of junior quarterback Kellen Lewis, the IU football team sprinted ahead of visiting Western Kentucky and never looked back.
No matter how imperfect or seemingly impervious a football team can be, there will always be questions heading into the team’s season opener whose answers will dictate success.
Despite not stepping onto the field, Greg Middleton has already had quite a summer. The junior defensive end was nominated as one of 36 pass rushers named to the preseason Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. Middleton earned honors by being named one of eight finalists for the Hendricks award in 2007.
The College Football Hall of Fame enshrined IU’s all-time leading rusher Anthony Thompson on Saturday night at a ceremony in South Bend. Thompson was among 16 players and four coaches receiving the honor.
Junior linebacker Will Patterson remembers the first time he met IU quarterback Ben Chappell.
Neither nervous nor annoyed after falling lower than he was projected in the 2008 NFL Draft, Tracy Porter simply waited for a life-changing phone call. With the 40th pick, the New Orleans Saints offered him the chance to play at home. BLOG: Under the Rock EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Post-draft interview with Tracy Porter
Listen to this week's edition of the "That's What He Said" podcast to hear IDS sports editors Matt Dollinger and Lee Hurwitz interview former IU cornerback Tracy Porter as he gets ready for the NFL draft. PODCAST: That's What He Said