The Indiana Hoosiers (4-4) take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2) this Saturday at noon. The Hoosiers are still in search of their first Big Ten win of the season. This will be the last game played in Bloomington this year and the Indiana team will celebrate senior day.
Senior quarterback Ben Chappell along with the 15 other graduating football players would like nothing more than to end their time playing in The Rock with a win. In order to win, the seniors on the secondary must play a strong defensive game.
Iowa, who is 3-1 in Big Ten play, has an extraordinary offense and is coming off a win against Michigan State 37-6. They will run the ball up and down the field all day long for touchdowns and Indiana is going to have to be on their “A” game in order to stop them. Iowa also has a strong defense, which will make Chappell and the rest of the Hoosier offense’s jobs harder.
Chappell has 2,445 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. His stellar performances on the field have not been enough to lead the Hoosiers past any of their Big Ten opponents. For his sake, hopefully the cards fall in the right order this Saturday as he puts on his IU uniform at home for the last time.
Last season when the Hoosiers and Hawkeyes took opposite sides of the field, the Hawkeyes won 42-24. However, the last 10 meetings between the two teams have been split straight down the middle. For Indiana to win this game would mean a lot. It would mean their first Big Ten win of the season, a win on senior day, and it would also be Coach Bill Lynch’s 100th career win; hopefully the Hoosiers can make it happen.
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Written by Katherine Sarasohn