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Man, that was fun — more fun than we honestly expected.
No, Indiana didn’t end its skid against Ohio State — that streak extended to 25 consecutive losses with a 42-35 defeat on Saturday at Ohio Stadium — but the Hoosiers did show that the gap is narrowing.
They also demonstrated that they are, in fact, a good football team. Not Fake Good, as the haters and cops want you to believe, but Actually Good. Yeah, we’re trending toward moral victory territory here, but there’s a lot to be encouraged by — even on a day when several agonizing errors ultimately doomed IU to defeat. You shouldn’t be satisfied, but you ought to feel excited about what’s still to come.
So, with that, let’s get to it:
Little things become big things
Indiana trailed by 28 points early in the third quarter, a maddening margin that didn’t seem indicative of what felt like a fairly close first half. Or, at least, what could’ve been a closer half. Instead of making this one interesting from the jump, the Hoosiers made a mess of the first two-plus quarters. More specifically, the Hoosiers’ offense stumbled, bumbled and fumbled its way through …
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