Stevie Scott Back On Track
It was not only a good day for the running game overall, and much-needed, but especially for Stevie Scott. The sophomore back had totaled just 118 yards through the first three weeks, but he came back strong against the Huskies.
With a season-high in carries (21) and yards (97), Scott was also the workhorse that Indiana had been missing to start the season. Not only was he getting nearly 5.0 ypc, his ability to get yardage after contact was something that he struggled with in the first three games.
With his big frame, his ability to wear down defenses was something that was at a premium last season which led to over 1,000 yards on the ground. This season, averaging just 3.0 ypc, he was anything but someone who was wearing down the opponents, so seeing him get back to his old ways is a good sign for Indiana moving forward.
Though Scott did continue to receive the majority of the carries, Kalen DeBoer tried to make it more of a ground-oriented attack as the Hoosiers finished with 40 carries compared to just 28 passing attempts – which resulted in 178 yards on the ground.