The Indiana Offense is indeed legit. I saw them move the ball down the field against the solid defense of the Nittany Lions. Some thoughts on the Indiana Offense: James Hardy is a player and he will be playing on Sundays real soon and Kellen Lewis can move around in the pocket and throw the ball accurately, he will be a lot to deal with in the next couple of years. Now, to the game.
1) Maurice Evans- I talked about him being a great surprise earlier this year and he is at the point now where teams will be game-planning for him, what a show he put on Saturday. Here is Evan's line against the Hoosiers: 6 tackles (5 solo), 4.5 TFL for 38 yards, 3.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 2 forced fumbles....BEAST.
2) Offense- The team as a whole performed pretty well on offense, Morelli was pretty accurate (69%) and threw some very nice balls towards the end of the 1st half, the team ran the ball well but not individually Kinlaw-22 for 66, Royster was a bit better- 12 for 68, both had a TD. Matt Hahn was stellar until he tore his ACL; it was by far his best game in his career. Now all that said, in the 2nd half they couldn’t score in the redzone, a HUGE problem. That game was not close at all and the final score is not indicative of how competitive the game was, but it was what it was, this needs to improve, because OSU is not going to give the Nittany Lions one inch.
3) Hoosier Hands- Indiana fumbled the ball 4 times on Saturday, some were forced but others were not. For example, the final fumble was one that Lewis just simply dropped. These were huge because Lewis was very mistake free beside that, no interceptions, he made the big run at the end of the game, without these drops the game is close.