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Indiana Hoosiers Crush UMass, 45-6, QB Tre Roberson Injured

The Indiana Hoosiers were able to hold off the UMass Minutemen Saturday in a 45-6 blowout victory.

Backup quarterback Cameron Hoffman shined going 16-of-22 for 159 yards with a touchdown as he filled in for Tre Roberson, who went out with injury.

It has been confirmed that he will be out for the season, meaning Hoffman is the man for the rest of the year. Hoffman showed he can be and he did well.

Roberson, on the other hand, was doing great until he went out with injury. He had three touchdowns in the first quarter, two rushing and one passing.

He was 6-of-11 for 98 yards with a touchdown and a pick along with 105 yards off of four carries and two scores. Watching the replay of the injury was brutal, as his ankle was broken. We won’t be seeing him until 2013, which is sad for such a young star who was going to be the face of the team.

However, the Hoosiers probably played the best first half of football anyone has seen in the Kevin Wilson era, already leading 38-6 at halftime. It was an overall solid victory.

The big question is now is how IU will be moving forward without Roberson, who is a huge threat on both passing and running. Already at 2-0, it’s a start, but there are 10 more games to go. Up next looks to be the toughest challenge so far in the Ball State Cardinals, who upset Indiana last year in the season-opener.

We’ll see how they do and how Hoffman performs as the leading man.

 

Josh Dhani is a Featured Columnist for Rant Sports. You can also see him at his website, FootBasket. You can read more about him here. Follow him on Twitter @JoshDhani