The Indiana Hoosiers will open up their season against the Indiana State Sycamores this coming Saturday, and they are very excited to get back out on the field. They are coming off of a better season last year than they have had in awhile, but still fell short of their goals. It will be interesting to see what type of team they have this season, and they’ll have an easy start to the year against the Sycamores to show off a little bit.
Needless to say, this game is mostly about what the Hoosiers are able to do rather than what Indiana State will bring to the field this year. Indiana will have Nate Sudfeld as their clear number one quarterback this season now that Tre Roberson has decided to transfer, and that could help bring a more solid presence to the offense. Obviously the Hoosiers will be missing Cody Latimer as a playmaker down the field, but they still have plenty of quick players to fill into his role from last year.
Indiana is also expecting another big season from Tevin Coleman, and he will be getting a fairly easy first opponent. He rushed for a total of 958 yards and 12 touchdowns last season while averaging 7.3 yards per carry. Coleman may very well be one of the best playmakers out of the backfield in the Big Ten this season.
All of that being said, this game isn’t expected to be even close. The Hoosiers are by far the superior team, and they are highly expected to blow the Sycamores out of the water. It will be interesting to see what happens between these two teams this season, and whether Indiana State can even make a game out of it after the embarrassment that they suffered last year.
Expect to see the Hoosiers dominate this years game very similar to the way that they did last year. They defeated the Sycamores by a final score of 73-35 to begin the year last season, and while the final score may not be as bad as last year, it still likely won’t be very encouraging. The Hoosiers are hoping to take a major step forward this season, and Indiana State is the first team standing in their way.