Saturday, September 12, 2009

IU looks good on both sides of the ball

The Hoosiers lead Western Michigan 10-0 early in the second quarter.

I've been impressed with how the IU offense has started the game again. There appears to be some semblance of a running game as well, which is promising. The question remains whether the team will remain consistent in the second half. Last week Eastern Kentucky made an adjustment at halftime and held the Hoosiers scoreless the rest of the game.

The touchdown drive that finished early in the second was impressive, including Ben Chappell's two sneaks to get into the end zone.

While we already knew the IU offense was in gear, I'm more impressed with the IU defense so far. Western Michigan has 21 total yards through the first quarter. QB Tim Hiller, who was expected to have a big game, hasn't done much of anything.

The big key so far is the Broncos lack of running game. As I write this, a rush for 6 yards by WMU gets them near 0 net yards on the ground for the game. There are about 11 minutes left in the half.

The Broncos were moving the ball a little better after the IU touchdown. The IU defense now must make an adjustment.

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