What’s wrong with Indiana football? Everything. Plain and simple. After another embarrassing loss to one of the worst teams in the Big Ten, the Hoosiers are lost and looking for any sort of answer heading into a bye week.
Losers of five straight games, Tom Allen and the Hoosiers are playing some of the worst offensive football I’ve seen in quite some time. Jaylin Lucas started the game with a 92-yard kickoff return to give the Hoosiers a 7-0 lead within 11 seconds of kickoff. Then, after getting a stop on their first defensive series, Connor Bazelak and the Indiana offense marched down the field 91 yards for a touchdown to take a 14-0 lead with more than seven minutes left in the first quarter.
You read that paragraph above and you’d think Indiana football pounded Rutgers by 20+ points. WRONG. That was the last time the Hoosiers scored before a 39-yard field goal with just over a minute remaining in the entire game. 24 unanswered points given up to Rutgers, which has one of the worst offenses in all of Division I football.
To say that Indiana football fans are disappointed in these Hoosiers is an understatement. The only team in NCAA Division I history with more than 700 losses in school history is not a statistic you want to read when talking about your alma-mater.
It’s time for a change. Whether it be at quarterback, running back, head coach, offensive coordinator, or in the athletic/recruiting department, something has got to give. Anything is better than watching this team play football on the weekends. Does making a change at any of those spots give the Hoosiers hope for a bowl game this season? Absolutely not. But it does tell Indiana football fans that the program knows they should be better than what they are.
College basketball season can’t get here quick enough. Indiana basketball tips off their season on November 7, but they play against Marian University in an exhibition game on October 29. Tune in for some happiness on a Saturday for once.