Sep 7, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Navy Midshipmen running back Chris Swain scores a touchdown against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

FINAL: Indiana falls to Navy, 41-35


For the second straight year, the Indiana Hoosiers fell to the Navy Midshipmen. IU was unable to stop the vaunted triple option and fell 41-35.

IU gave up 444 yards rushing to Navy. The Midshipmen scored on all but two drives: one from a missed field goal, and the second ran out the clock to end the game.

Tre Roberson started the game at quarterback, but failed to get the offense moving. Nate Sudfeld stepped in and had a very solid game.

Sudfeld was 30-of-40 for 363 yards and four touchdowns. He did throw an early interception, but was solid after the lone pick.

Tight end Ted Bolser hauled in two touchdown passes and Kofi Hughes led all receiver with six catches for 102 yards and a touchdown.

The Hoosiers struggled to run the ball as well, but were forced to pass for much of the day anyway.

This game begs the question: why schedule Navy? Athletic director Fred Glass and coach Kevin Wilson have to know that IU doesn’t have the personnel to handle a rushing attack like Navy. Its just begging for an embarrassing loss like tonight. The Hoosiers struggled to stop the run last season, and this year it looks even worse.

We’ll have more on this game later in the week.

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