Indiana Offense Shines In Season Opening Victory

By Erik Sargent
Indiana Hoosiers Football
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The Indiana Hoosiers football team lived up to the preseason hype of their offense and did not disappoint, putting up 632 yards of total offense and 73 points to rout Indiana State in their season opener last night.

Head coach Kevin Wilson, who returns virtually every starter from his No. 1 ranked offense in the Big 10 in 2012, had his team lighting up the scoreboard last night in both passing and running.

The Hoosier played three quarterbacks in the game, which also saw the return of Tre Roberson to the field, but it was sophomore Nate Sudfeld that got a majority of the playing time and he capitalized on his opportunity, throwing for 219 yards and four touchdown passes.

Sophomore running back Tevin Coleman also had an outstanding game rushing the ball, posting 14 carries for 169 yards and two touchdowns, including a 58-yard touchdown run. Senior tight end Ted Bolser led the team in receiving with six receptions for 78 yards and two touchdowns on the night.

Overall, the Hoosiers finished with 319 yards through the air and 313 on the ground, showing great balance in their offense. But it wasn’t all good for the Hoosiers last night, as their defense struggled mightily against a lesser opponent, similar to how the team played in 2012.

The Hoosiers gave up 306 yards to a weak Sycamores team, and at one point gave up three touchdowns in less than a minute and a half. The Hoosiers are looking to improve their defensive play in 2013, and this wasn’t a good start.

Still, the team looked great on offense and if they can just get their defense to play at an average level, the team should find themselves in some shootouts and possibly make some noise in the Big 10.

Erik Sargent is a college football writer for Follow him on Twitter @Erik_Sargent, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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