BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Welcome to Memorial Stadium for a beautiful evening of soccer between 0-1 Indiana and 1-0 Idaho. The lights are on and the climate is ideal. Temperature at kickoff is 77 levels.
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10:29 p.m. ET – One other particular groups gem for Indiana as A.J. Barner blocks a punt. Indiana takes over on the Idaho 32-yard line. That is two blocked punts now tonight. Backup operating again Davion Ervin-Poindexter scores from 4 yards out and the Hoosiers now lead 56-14.
10:18 p.m. ET – We simply bought our first style of how nice A.J. Barner may be. The sophomore tight finish caught a cross over the center from Jack Tuttle, then ran proper previous everybody within the Idaho protection for a 76-yard landing reception. His pace was unbelievable – particularly for a decent finish. Chris Freeman made the additional level and Indiana leads 49-14.
10:10 p.m. ET – And that is the top of the third quarter, with Indiana nonetheless comfortably forward 42-14. This is how necessary particular groups play has been tonight. Indiana had 196 yards of whole offense and Idaho has 194. But the Vandals path by 28 factors.
10:01 p.m. ET – After an alternate of punts, Indiana takes over once more with 2:37 to go within the third quarter. Jack Tuttle is available in at quarterback for the Hoosiers. Penix finishes his evening finishing 11 of 16 passes for simply 68 yards. Nothing occurs on Tuttle’s first sequence, and the Hoosiers are compelled to punt.
9:45 p.m. ET – Idaho has one other good drive and scores to make it 42-14.
9:30 p.m. ET – And that was quick. Because of a 72-yard kickoff return by Jacolby Hewitt, Indiana struck rapidly. Stephen Carr broke free on a 26-yard run after which a couple of performs later, Michael Penix Jr. snuck in from the 1 behind guard Matt Bedford. With 13:14 to go within the third, Indiana leads 42-7. Stephen Carr is over 100 yards now.
My Two Cents: An fascinating dilemma for Indiana coach Tom Allen as we prepare to start out the second half right here. How lengthy do you retain Michael Penix Jr. within the recreation? It is a blowout and also you need to hold him wholesome, however he may nonetheless use some work. I would not thoughts see him throw it round somewhat bit for a sequence or two earlier than taking a seat.
9:20 p.m. ET – It is probably not not a shock that Indiana is dominating this recreation a lot. The Hoosiers had been, in any case, 30.5-point favorites coming into the sport. It is superb how a lot a dominating protection and nice particular groups assist. Indiana has simply 53 yards passing and 83 yards speeding, however they’ve nonetheless hung 35 factors on Idaho.
9:06 p.m. ET – Idaho places collectively its first drive of the sport and breaks the shutout, scoring a landing on a cross from Mike Beaudry to Hayden Hatten with 26 seconds left within the half. Indiana takes a knee after the kickoff, and heads to the locker room main 35-7.
8:58 p.m. ET – The 2 particular groups touchdowns in a recreation hasn’t occurred shortly. It is the primary time since September of 1969 towards Kentucky.
8:55 p.m. ET – What an evening for Indiana’s particular groups. D.J. Matthews returns a punt 81 yards for a landing. It was Indiana’s first punt return for a landing since 2018. Charles Campbell with the kick and it is 35-0. That is Matthews’ second profession punt return landing. He did it as soon as when he performed at Florida State, too
8:50 p.m. ET – One other nice drive by Indiana ends with a landing, this time on a fast throw from Michael Penix Jr. to Ty Fryfogle within the left nook of the top zone. Charles Campbell kicks the additional level and the Hoosiers lead 28-0 with 3:39 to go within the second quarter. The lengthy drive took 6 minutes, 32 seconds.
8:30 p.m. ET – Indiana’s offensive line was an issue per week in the past, and Michael Penix Jr. simply bought sacked on two straight performs, forcing Indiana to punt. Don’t love seeing that.
8:23 p.m. ET – Idaho solely had 6 yards of whole offense within the first quarter.
8:20 p.m. ET – Swinton scored twice in lower than a minute. The sophomore from Stafford, Va., had a fantastic fall camp, and he is making an instantaneous influence in his first little bit of motion on Saturday evening.
8:15 p.m. ET – Indiana’s protection actually got here to play tonight after final week’s disappointing displaying. That is one other three-and-out for Idaho, after which the Hoosiers block a punt and rating. The lead rapidly grows to 21-0. Noah Pierre blocked the punt, after which Javon Swinton picked up the unfastened ball on the 4 and took it in for the rating. It is the primary time Indiana has scored on a blocked punt since 2003.
8:10 p.m. ET – Indiana strikes rapidly, with quarterback Michael Penix Jr. hitting Javon Swinton in the proper nook of the top zone for a rating. That is Swinton’s first profession landing. He had a fantastic fall camp, however missed the opener for violating staff guidelines. Indiana leads 14-0.
8:05 p.m. ET – On Idaho’s second possession, Indiana linebacker Micah McFadden compelled a fumble and defensive deal with Weston Kramer recovered the lose ball. It places Indiana in prime place on the 13-yard line.
7:57 p.m. ET – What a fantastic first drive for Indiana, very methodical with a fantastic finish end result. Stephen Carr crashes into the top zone from 2 yards out to offer Indiana the 7-0 lead after Charles Campbell’s PAT. Carr deserved the TD on this drive as a result of he was the workhorse, with 9 carries for 33 yards.
The drive was 18 performs, overlaying 75 yards and it took 8 minutes and 34 seconds off the clock. All season highs, in fact.
7:45 p.m. ET – Indiana actually needs to get its operating recreation going this week, and it is displaying early. Beginning operating again Stephen Carr has has two good runs already on the primary drive. He had a 17-yard acquire, then bought one other first down on a 4-yard run.
7:35 p.m. ET – Idaho has received the toss and elected to obtain. That technique labored nicely for Iowa final week. The Hawkeyes scored on a landing on their first possession towards Indiana’s protection in a 34-6 loss.
It did not work for Idaho, which went three and out and had been compelled to punt.