A quick CrimsonCast preview show this week, as we talk with former WIUX Sports Director Adam Cohen about the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and look at the matchup in Piscataway between RU and Indiana. We also answer a few reader questions, and talk about the expectations moving forward coming out of last week.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Richie Schnyderite, publisher of The Knight Report - Rivals' Rutgers site - to preview Saturday's game between Indiana and Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J.
A disappointing game on Saturday night leaves IU with their first loss of the season, as Michigan State cruises to a 35-21 victory. There's a lot to unpack with this game, and we try our best to do so. We chat about playcalling, quarterback play, the defense's surprisingly resilient performance, and the implications of IU's inability to impose their will. We also touch on the officiating, and wrap things up by looking ahead a bit to the implications this game might have on the season in macro.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Paul Knonyndyk of the Michigan State Rivals site for insight on the Spartans heading into Saturday night's contest.
Galen and Scott are joined by Scott's neighbor (a big MSU guy) to talk about the matchup between the Hoosiers and Spartans this weekend. Can Stevie Scott keep up his torrid pace against the top rushing defense in the land? Can Indiana's secondary handle Michigan State's aerial attack? Will the game have more offensive spark than the past two slugfests between these two teams? All that and more, including score predictions and listener questions, on this edition of CrimsonCast.
A fun live episode shortly after IU's 38-10 shellacking of the Ball State Cardinals. We talk about the continued emergence of Stevie Scott, the impressive Hoosier offensive line, and how much credit we should assign either (or both) in Indiana's successes in the ground game so far. We also talk quarterbacks, and delve into the leadership of the IU defense and their effectiveness against Ball State. Finally, we take some questions from the audience, including how likely a 7/8 win season is, whether IU could go 5-0, and if this IU team is the most balanced squad of the century.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Muncie Star Press Ball State reporter Ryan O'Gara for insight on the Cardinals heading into this weekend's game between IU and and Ball State in Bloomington.
It's an unusual CrimsonCast, what with Scott gone all week for travel reasons. So Galen sits down with three sports experts who give their own unique perspectives on IU football in general, and this week's game in particular. Indianapolis's own Tricia Whitaker of CBS 4/FOX 59 joins us first, to give her impressions of IU so far this season, her thoughts about IU's chances against Ball State, and the impact of the SEZ addition to the stadium.
Next on the pod is Cameron Drummond, co-Sports Editor at the Indiana Daily Student and the football columnist to boot. He recounts the interminable drive from Bloomington to south Florida, gives his impressions of IU's offensive and defensive abilities, breaks down the quarterback and running back positions, and gives us an educated guess on this weekend's attendance figure.
Our final guest is Teddy Bailey, lead football writer for The Hoosier Network. Teddy gives us some thoughts on what Ball State can do, how the Indiana offensive line is measuring up, and what the best and worst-case scenarios are for Indiana in this weekend's game.
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Indiana survives a deluge and a shifty opposition quarterback to secure their second win of the season. We talk about the positives, including a breakout performance from freshman RB Stevie Scott, an improved defensive effort, and some quality turf management. We also discuss some of the conservatism in the offensive playcalling, and fret a bit over this year's special teams. We also take listener questions from Twitter, and take a quick look ahead to the Ball State game next weekend.