Ex-Missouri QB Connor Bazelak, SEC’s 2020 Co-Freshman of the Year, to transfer to Indiana
Former Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak, the SEC’s Co-Freshman of the Year in 2020, announced he is transferring to Indiana on Thursday. The commitment comes two weeks after he announced he would be leaving the Tigers and entering the NCAA Transfer Portal. A four-star recruit in Missouri’s 2019 recruiting class, Bazelak threw for 2,366 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions in 10 games for the Tigers in 2020. This past year, Bazelak threw for 2,540 yards, 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. In addition to Penix, former Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez transferred to Kansas State, while Penn State QB Sean Clifford and Purdue QB Aidan O’Connell will both be returning in 2022.mlive.com
Defense keys No. 10 Michigan State’s win at Indiana to remain unbeaten
Haladay opened the scoring for Michigan State with his interception return in the first quarter. “You score on defense, you’re going to win 90 percent of your games.”While Michigan State’s offense showed some life in the second half, the defense was stingier. It helps with our confidence and we’re just trying to carry it into the next weeks.”Related Michigan State football stories:No. 10 Michigan State without key players vs. Indiana5 things to watch in Michigan State vs. Indiana and a final score predictionBig Ten picks: MLive’s predictions for Michigan State-IndianaNo. 10 Michigan State preparing for two QBs while taking unbeaten record to IndianaMidway through season, explosiveness and balance stand out for Michigan State’s offensemlive.com
Live updates: Michigan State on the road again at Indiana
For Michigan State, the following players are out: Itayvion Brown, Elijah Collins, Ian Stewart, Parks Gissinger, Drew Beesley, Trenton Gillison, Jack Camper and Jalen Hunt. --------------Last year, Indiana came to Michigan State as an undefeated and top-10 team looking to score a road win ahead of a big showdown. Michigan State is the undefeated and top-10 team going on the road. And it’s hoping to get past an Indiana team that’s struggled this year due to injuries so it can enter its game against Michigan on Oct. 30 undefeated. They’ll look to notch another one against an Indiana team that started the year ranked in the top 20 but has lost three of its first five games.mlive.com
No. 10 Michigan State preparing for two QBs while taking unbeaten record to Indiana
EAST LANSING – Now heading into the second half of the season, Michigan State is facing a new challenge. “Obviously, injuries are a part of the game,” Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said. “Our preparation is going to be fairly the same,” Michigan State defensive end Drew Jordan said. “Every defense wants the offense not to get any yards,” Michigan State cornerbacks coach Travares Tillman said with a laugh. If it’s within their scheme to do it, I would anticipate them implementing those things and seeing if we’ve corrected those issues.”Related Michigan State football stories:Spartan Confidential podcast: Will Michigan State survive trap game at Indiana?mlive.com
Corral, Ole Miss take down No. 7 Indiana in Outback Bowl
The Ole Miss defense, which allowed 535.7 yards and 40.3 points per game during the regular season, came through with one more stop to clinch the school's first bowl win since beating Oklahoma State in the 2016 Sugar Bowl. leaving Indiana with an opportunity to pull out its first bowl win in nearly 30 years. The Hoosiers, who don't have a postseason win since the 1991 Copper Bowl bowl, drove to the Rebels 33 before stalling and turning it over on downs. The Big Ten logo was replaced by an Outback Bowl logo on jerseys, and the letters “LEO” were added to helmets. POLL IMPLICATIONSThe loss could cost Indiana what likely would have been a Top 10 finish in the final AP Poll.
No. 7 Indiana excited to be in Outback Bowl against Ole Miss
“We were definitely kind of bummed out about what happened with the New Year's Six bowl game, but we just kind of used that as fuel to the fire,” running back Stevie Scott III said. “It has been 29 years since we last won a bowl game,” quarterback Jack Tuttle said. The problem was a porous defense yielded 40.3 points and a nation’s-worst 535.7 yards per game in the team’s first season under Kiffin. In fact, it’s rare that Ole Miss is facing a Big Ten opponent at all. They haven’t faced a team from that league since beating Nebraska in the 2002 Independence Bowl.
Indiana-Purdue cancel rivalry game again; bowl called off
The Indiana-Purdue rivalry game has been canceled again. It will be the first time in-state rivals have not met in a football season since the Spanish flu pandemic forced cancellations in 1918 and 19. Now, their rivalry game for the Old Oaken Bucket has been canceled for the second time in two weeks — and the third time this season. “As we stated last week, we know the history and tradition of this great rivalry game and how much it means to our current students, alumni and fans," they said Tuesday. The Hoosiers haven't won a bowl game since 1991 and Allen believes that would be a good way to wrap up a historic season.
The Latest: SEC championship game to have crowd of 16,500
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Southeastern Conference championship game between No. This will be the ninth time Alabama and Florida have met in the SEC title game, which has been played in Atlanta since 1994. It was moved to take the place of the Michigan-Ohio State game, which was canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Wolverines’ program. ___UConn has postponed a second men’s basketball game as it continues to deal with a player’s positive coronavirus test. Should the game be played, the winner of the Washington-Oregon matchup will be Pac-12 North champions and play in the conference title game on Dec. 18.
Tuttle, D lift No. 10 Indiana past No. 18 Wisconsin 14-6
Indiana tied a program record Saturday by earning its sixth Big Ten win of the season, joining the 1967 and 1987 teams. Tuttle also lost a fumble that led to a Wisconsin field goal. “He goes running into the locker so I’m thinking, I’m telling Dex (Dexter Williams), ‘OK, this is your time. Indiana entered the day with a Big Ten-leading 18 takeaways and used an early turnover to take the lead for good. Wisconsin had moved the ball to the Indiana 39 when Tiawan Mullen sacked Mertz and knocked the ball loose.