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IU football at Nebraska — Live blog and discussion (Nebraska 35 Indiana 21 – FINAL)

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That’s it.  Indiana is shut out in the second half and loses 35-21.  Hoosiers fall to 3-2 on the season.

Indiana now forced into burning their timeouts with under five minutes left and a two touchdown deficit.

TOUCHDOWN NEBRASKA:  12 plays, 54 yards, and Nebraska is back up by two scores with just 6:53 left.  It’s 35-21.

TOUCHDOWN NEBRASKA:  71-yard pass, Thompson to Palmer gives Nebraska the lead back.  13:43 left in the game. 3 plays, 87 yards.

It’s Indiana’s ball at the Nebraska 42 to open the 4th.


So after a first half filled with chaos, Nebraska punts three times and Indiana punts twice.  Both teams also had an interception in the quarter.

Still no scoring in the quarter.  Indiana’s ball at their own 2 with 5:11 left in the third.

Interceptions by both teams to open the second half.  Indiana’s by Bryant Fitzgerald.  IU ball at their own 1.



TOUCHDOWN INDIANA:  Shivers 1-yard run.  6-plays, 75 yards.

TOUCHDOWN INDIANA:  Indiana goes 7-plays, 75 yards on easily their best drive of the game.  Bazelak to Simmons for the 13 yard touchdown.  21-14 Nebraska, 3:04 left in the half.

TOUCHDOWN NEBRASKA:  Cornhuskers go 8-plays and 55 yards to take the 21-7 lead with 5:54 left.

TOUCHDOWN NEBRASKA:  Blocked punt by the Cornhuskers returned for a 30-yard touchdown.  14-7 Nebraska, 10:03 left in the half.

TOUCHDOWN INDIANA:  Strip sack by Louis Moore and Cam Jones recovered in the end zone by Myles Jackson.  7-7.


End of 1st, 7-0 Nebraska.   The Cornhuskers have outgained IU 132-27.

IU defense has forced two straight Nebraska punts.  Dasan McCullough ended the last drive with a sack.  7-0, 1:03 left.

Indiana with three drives, three punts.  They’ve gained 50 yards via penalties, and 27 via run/pass plays.  Still 7-0, 4:45 left.

TOUCHDOWN NEBRASKA:  Nebraska drives 3 plays for 72 yards for the 7-0 lead.  13:17 left.

Indiana opens the game 3-and-out.


The Daily Hoosier’s Seth Tow is down on the field for pre-game.

Indiana is wearing crimson pants with cream jerseys as a tribute to the Bill Mallory teams of the 90s.

IU starting offensive line from left, based on warmups: Haggard, Carpenter, Katic, Weaver, Hanna.


A few injury notes as the players make their way out on the field:

  • D.J. Matthews was down on the field practicing punt catches during pre-game.  He was injured against Cincinnati last week and did not return to that game.
    • UPDATE:  Matthews came out for next stage of warm-ups not in pads, signaling he is unlikely to play tonight.  Connor Delp is the likely punt returner if Matthews doesn’t play.
  • Mike Katic is snapping to Connor Bazelak as the centers and QBs warm up.  Zach Carpenter is dressed with both hands wrapped.  Perhaps Katic and Carpenter will switch their guard/center spots.
  • Wide receiver Cam Camper is not going through pre-game warm-ups.  Would obviously be a major loss if IU is without both Camper and Matthews.  Camper has an illness according to Indy Star’s Zach Osterman.
  • Tight end James Bomba is also not going through warmups.
  • Linebacker Jared Casey is also out.

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