Jump to content

Thanks for visiting BtownBanners.com!  We noticed you have AdBlock enabled.  While ads can be annoying, we utilize them to provide these forums free of charge to you!  Please consider removing your AdBlock for BtownBanners or consider signing up to donate and help BtownBanners stay alive!  Thank you!

ThompsonHoosier

Senior Member
  • Content Count

    1,964
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    2

Everything posted by ThompsonHoosier

  1. After having a bye week last week, your 24th ranked Hoosiers are back on the field on Saturday to take on a Penn State team coming off of a loss to Minnesota. Penix is done for the season, so it will be up to Ramsey to run the offense the rest of the season. The bye week should have afforded Ramsey with additional reps and maybe time for coach DeBoer to install a few more wrinkles in the offense. Our defense has been playing better over the last couple of games but they will have find a way to slow KJ Hamler down. While no one seems to be giving us a chance at an upset, I think this game might be closer than many expect. It will be interesting to see how Penn St. responds after their first loss of the season and knowing that next week they have to face Ohio State. We are currently a 14.5 point underdog and ESPN's Football Power Index only gives us a 10.0% probability of winning on Saturday. Bill Connelly's SP+ metrics gives us a better chance of pulling the upset at 26%. In terms of overall SP+ rankings: Penn State (8-1): Overall: 7 Offense: 11 Defense: 8 Special Teams: 14 Indiana (7-2): Overall: 19 Offense: 15 Defense: 35 Special Teams: 9
  2. Its Spooky Season and the Hoosiers bowl eligible! This week we welcome the Wildcats under the lights of Memorial Stadium. Although Northwestern boasts one of the most experienced defenses in the conference, their offense has been dreadful this season ranking last in conference. According to the coaches, Penix has practiced this week but will once again be a game-time decision. But Hunter Littlejohn should be back for Indiana this week after missing the last two games. Let's hope we can pack the rock and get a good crowd behind this team! 1993 (26 years!!) was the last time we won 7 regular season games. We are currently an 11 point favorite and ESPN's Football Power Index gives us an 81.0% probability of winning on Saturday. Bill Connelly's SP+ metrics give us a slightly better probability at 87%. In terms of overall SP+ rankings: Northwestern (1-6): Overall: 76 Offense: 126 Defense: 13 Special Teams: 97 Indiana (6-2): Overall: 23 Offense: 14 Defense: 42 Special Teams: 14
  3. Its October and the Hoosiers are one win away from being bowl eligible! This week we travel to Lincoln to face the Cornhuskers with hopes of winning our 3rd consecutive conference game. Nebraska is coming off a bye week but both teams are nursing some injuries. The quarterbacks for both teams are game-time decisions. Nebraska's leading RB (Maurice Washington) has already been ruled out for Saturday and backup WR/RB Wan'Dale Robinson is coming off an ankle injury. Coaches are hopeful Hunter Littlejohn will be back for Indiana this week after missing last week's game. We opened as a 1 point favorite but the line has since moved in Nebraska's favor (currently -2.5). ESPN's Football Power Index gives us a 52.3% probability of winning on Saturday and Bill Connelly's SP+ metrics give us a better probability at 68%. In terms of overall SP+ rankings: Nebraska (4-3): Overall: 46 Offense: 44 Defense: 61 Special Teams: 126 Indiana (5-2): Overall: 22 Offense: 17 Defense: 41 Special Teams: 17
  4. ThompsonHoosier

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    If I remember correctly, shortly after he was hired Frost made a comment about how he would love to have Indiana on the schedule every year. Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  5. ThompsonHoosier

    GAME THREAD: 10/26 3:30PM ET Indiana at Nebraska BTN

    From Bill Connelly himself: "What is SP+? In a single sentence, it's a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency. I created the system at Football Outsiders in 2008, and as my experience with both college football and its stats has grown, I have made quite a few tweaks to the system. SP+ is intended to be predictive and forward-facing. That is important to remember. It is not a résumé ranking that gives credit for big wins or particularly brave scheduling -- no good predictive system is. It is simply a measure of the most sustainable and predictable aspects of football. If you're lucky or unimpressive in a win, your rating will probably fall. If you're strong and unlucky in a loss, it will probably rise." Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  6. ThompsonHoosier

    GAME THREAD: 10/26 3:30PM ET Indiana at Nebraska BTN

    Allen mentioned today that Penix has practiced some this week but is still questionable for Saturday.
  7. After dominating Rutgers last week, we head on the road to take on a Maryland team that looked like a top-10 team to start the season but has since cooled off. Maryland has struggled in recent weeks but still has plenty of talent to knock off anyone on any given Saturday. With dual-threat QB Tyrell Pigrome likely starting and their group of talented runningbacks, our defense will have to make sure we tackle and don't burned on the ground. Maryland does have the worst passing defense in the conference and was exposed by Purdue last week so they will have their hands full trying to slow down Penix and our talented receivers. Must remember that we are going on the road and life on the road in the Big Ten is never easy. We are currently a 5.5 point favorite and ESPN's Football Power Index gives us a 50.3% of winning on Saturday. Bill Connelly's SP+ metrics give us a 64% chance of winning. In terms of overall SP+ rankings: Maryland (3-3): Overall: 43 Offense: 56 Defense: 44 Special Teams: 125 Indiana (4-2): Overall: 25 Offense: 23 Defense: 32 Special Teams: 14
  8. ThompsonHoosier

    (2020) TE Sam Daugstrup to IU

    I'm seeing he's coming as a preferred walk-on?? Anyone know?
  9. ThompsonHoosier

    Game Thread: 10/19 3:30PM ET Indiana at Maryland BTN

    Starting cornerback Tino Ellis is also out for the year with an upper body injury.
  10. After having our first bye week and some time to reflect on the mistakes made against MSU, the Hoosiers are back in Memorial Stadium this Saturday to take on the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers comes to Bloomington two weeks after firing their coach Chris Ash and having multiple players voluntarily redshirting. Among those players choosing to redshirt are, starting QB Artur Sitkowksi, leading receiver Raheem Blackshear, and TE Kyle Penniston. This is a chance to get our first conference win and to start building momentum towards the following three games which are all winnable (@Maryland, @Nebraska, vs Northwestern). There is currently no line on this game and ESPN's Football Power Index gives us a 95% of winning on Saturday. In terms of SP+ rankings: Rutgers (1-4): Overall: 98 Offense: 106 Defense: 70 Special Teams: 60 Indiana (3-2): Overall: 28 Offense: 27 Defense: 39 Special Teams: 21
  11. After blowing out UConn at home last week, the Hoosiers head to East Lansing for their first true road game of the season. We have struggled to get our run game going and we may continue to see those struggles this weekend as MSU boasts one of the best defenses in the country. Added to that, we lost Coy Cronk for the rest of the season, so the OL will be without one of its most experienced leaders. Penix Jr. could return for this game depending on how he feels after returning to practice this week; at the moment coaches are calling it a game-time decision. MSU opened as a 14-pt favorite and ESPN's Football Power Index gives them an 85.6.3% chance of winning on Saturday. In terms of SP+ rankings: Michigan State (3-1): Overall: 20 Offense: 87 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 84 Indiana (3-1): Overall: 32 Offense: 45 Defense: 36 Special Teams: 25
  12. ThompsonHoosier

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    So what do you propose we do? Let's hear it...and then get rid of that guy as soon as he has a bad game. Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  13. ThompsonHoosier

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Close this thread... Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  14. ThompsonHoosier

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Fire Tom Allen?? What? He hasn't even been here for 3 full seasons and we're talking about firing him? And get who exactly? We are favored by SP+ in the next 4 games...can we let this season play out before we can talk about getting a new coach? Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  15. . Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  16. After last week's lackluster performance, we welcome UConn to Memorial stadium in what should be an easy opportunity to bounce back into the win column. Penix is unlikely to play but the coaches have yet to rule him out for this game. Even without Penix, IU is still a 27 point favorite (UConn is bad). ESPN's Football Power Index gives the Hoosiers a 96.3% chance of winning on Saturday. In terms of SP+ rankings: UConn (1-1): Overall: 124 Offense: 130 Defense: 90 Special Teams: 76 Indiana (2-1): Overall: 48 Offense: 61 Defense: 50 Special Teams: 28
×