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.
AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State's Fields, Indiana's Allen honored
Fields led Ohio State to a 6-0 record and the No. 7 Indiana (6-1) to its highest ranking since 1967, knocking off three ranked teams along the way. Its only loss was 42-35 at Ohio State in a game that went down to the final play. u-QB — Justin Fields, Ohio State, 6-3, 228, Jr., Kennesaw, Georgia. C — Josh Myers, Ohio State, 6-5, 312, Jr., Miamisburg, Ohio.
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.
Penix, Fryfogle, No. 10 Indiana blank Michigan State 24-0
Fryfogle had 11 catches for 200 yards — surpassing career highs he’d set just a week earlier — and the Hoosiers handled Michigan State 24-0 on Saturday. Michigan State was shut out at home for the first time since a 31-0 loss to Michigan in 1985. Michigan State: The Spartans have been hurt by turnovers in all three of their losses, and this was no exception. Lombardi isn't the only one to blame, but it was time for Michigan State to try another option at quarterback. “We thought it was some decision making early in the game," Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said.
Penix, Fryfogle, No. 10 Indiana blank Michigan State 24-0
Fryfogle had 11 catches for 200 yards — surpassing career highs he'd set just a week earlier — and the Hoosiers handled Michigan State 24-0 on Saturday. Michigan State was shut out at home for the first time since a 31-0 loss to Michigan in 1985. Michigan State: The Spartans have been hurt by turnovers in all three of their losses, and this was no exception. Lombardi isn't the only one to blame, but it was time for Michigan State to try another option at quarterback. “We thought it was some decision making early in the game," Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said.
Live updates recap: Michigan State anemic on offense in home shutout loss to Indiana
Note: Refresh this page throughout Michigan State’s game vs. Indiana to see the latest updates4th QuarterFinal: Indiana 24, Michigan State 0 Michigan State suffers its first shutout loss in more than 35 years as it can’t manage a point against an Indiana team known more for its offense than its defense. Indiana 24, Michigan State 06:07: Might be time to switch to The Masters if you’re a Michigan State fan (if you haven’t already.) Indiana 24, Michigan State 02nd QuarterHalf: Michigan State gets a bit of a break as Indiana misses a 41-yard field goal with 27 seconds left. Indiana 24, Michigan State 08:25: Payton Thorne takes over at quarterback for Michigan State and immediately provides a spark for a 38-yard run. Michigan State 0, Indiana 05:44: Much better showing from the Michigan State defense this week compared to last.mlive.com
No. 13 Indiana finally finds way to beat No. 23 Michigan
23 Michigan 38-21 on Saturday for its first victory against the Wolverines in 33 years. Their second consecutive loss could turn up the pressure on coach Jim Harbaugh in his sixth season at Michigan. Indiana: The Hoosiers answered some questions about their ability to contend for a division title or conference championship. Indiana: After beating their first top-10 foe in 33 years, the Hoosiers made their second Top 25 appearance since 1994. Now, after dominating the Wolverines, Indiana could be headed toward its first top-10 ranking since September 1969.
Halftime analysis: Indiana, up 24-7, is torching Michigan’s secondary
Indiana quarterback Michael Penix has completed 22 of his 32 pass attempts, including five throws of 20 yards or more. Three of them have been to receiver Ty Fryfogle, who had two long catches in the Hoosiers' second touchdown drive. Fryfogle has seven catches for 142 yards and a touchdown in the first two quarters. Quarterback Joe Milton is 4 of 13 for 96 yards and a touchdown, while Michigan’s running game has totaled 15 yards on 13 carries. The Wolverines have 111 yards of total offense and are 0-for-6 on third down.mlive.com
Michigan falls to No. 13 Indiana 38-21: Live updates recap
Indiana 38, Michigan 2112:28 – Indiana drive starts on Michigan 29The Hoosiers take advantage of the Joe Milton interception. Indiana 31, Michigan 2113:43 – Indiana drive starts on own 25Michigan forced the three-and-out and did so with less than 30 seconds coming off the clock. Indiana 24, Michigan 75:17 – Indiana drive starts on own 4Michael Penix continues to gash Michigan’s secondary. Indiana 24, Michigan 76:53 – Michigan drive starts on own 25Yet another three-and-out for Michigan after another bad drop from TE Erick All. Indiana 14, Michigan 74:48 – Indiana drive starts on own 25Been the same story for Michigan’s defense as last week.mlive.com
Q&A: Indiana’s experienced D is capitalizing on turnovers
This isn’t the Indiana team that you might be used to. 23 Michigan desperately needs after a lackluster performance against Michigan State. A big piece of the points-yards disparity you point out there is short fields, which IU is getting via turnovers. The Penn State win helps with confidence in a game like this, I suppose, and I certainly think Indiana will see Saturday as an opportunity. If Milton can get into a good rhythm and win that matchup, I think Michigan wins with some comfort.mlive.com
Michigan football has to forget about last week, right the ship against Indiana
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – There’s no sugarcoating it: Last week was a shocking, unmitigated disaster for the Michigan football program. Not only did Michigan lose to Michigan State, it also lost several players to injury during the game. READ: Will Michigan lose to Indiana for first time in 33 years this weekend? What Michigan really needs, more than anything, is to return to the field and get back in the win column. Milton wasn’t terrible against Michigan State, but he missed some throws that really could have opened up the offense.
Will Michigan football lose to Indiana for first time in 33 years this weekend?
Indiana last beat Michigan 33 years ago, on Oct. 24, 1987. Zach Charbonnet #24 of the Michigan Wolverines is tackled by Bryant Fitzgerald #31 of the Indiana Hoosiers during the first half at Memorial Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. It was a comedy of errors, and now, against a 2-0 Indiana team ranked No. Donovan Peoples-Jones #9 of the Michigan Wolverines goes up for a touchdown reception as Tiawan Mullen #3 of the Indiana Hoosiers defends during the first half at Memorial Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. Everything seems to be crumbling around this Michigan team.
Indiana's gamble pays off in OT upset over No. 8 Penn State
8 Penn State — its first win over a Top 10 team in more than 33 years. “We liked the call and stayed with the call (after Penn State called timeout) and stayed with the call. Penn State sacked Penix on the next two plays, forced him to throw the ball away on third and an incompletion on fourth, taking the ball back on down at the Indiana 14. Obviously, we could have handled it better and I could have handled it better," Penn State coach James Franklin said. SCARY SCENELess than two minutes into the fourth quarter, Penn State thought it had another turnover when receiver Miles Marshall fumbled at the end of a 17-yard completion.