What They're Saying: Indiana 52, Georgia Southern 17

Jordan Wells, Staff Writer
The Hoosier

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Indiana cruised to a 52-17 home victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

TheHoosier.com looks at what media members are saying from both sides the day after the game.


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Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star: Three Reasons Why Indiana Beat Georgia Southern

Allen Gets His Takeaways

"Indiana’s defense started Saturday as one of just three units in the country without a turnover forced yet this season. One of the other two, Florida State, had only played one game because of weather issues.

"Cue Tyler Green, who forced a first-quarter fumble that Chris Covington recovered. Chase Dutra added a solo effort in the second quarter, forcing a fumble and recovering it. Andre Brown added a final flourish, recovering a fumble and returning it for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

"There’s little Allen values more on defense than turnovers — he insists his players call them “takeaways,” for the emphasis on the act itself — and he was frustrated when two of them were wiped out by penalties at Virginia. Now, his team is on track. He’ll hope that trend continues."

Mike Miller, Bloomington Herald-Times: Ellison, Hoosiers, run over Eagles, 52-17

"Throughout the recruiting process, Indiana coaches had a name for Morgan Ellison.

"They called him 'Jordan Howard 2.0,' a nod to his strong, downhill running style that is reminiscent of the former Hoosier. Ellison, of course, took it as a compliment and spent ample time as a high school senior poring over Howard’s IU highlight reel.

"On Saturday, Ellison took his first steps toward creating his own Hoosier legacy.

"The freshman running back powered his way to an impressive rushing display, helping the Hoosiers to a one-sided 52-17 victory over lowly Georgia Southern before a sun-washed crowd at Memorial Stadium."

Andrew Hussey, IDS - COLUMN: IU beats Georgia Southern, but what did we actually learn?

"This was exactly what IU had to do.

"Against a completely overmatched opponent, IU throttled Georgia Southern, 52-17.

"It was never even close as the Hoosiers dominated the Eagles from the opening kickoff to the drawn-out conclusion to the contest. As good as the Hoosiers looked, it really doesn’t matter.

"The problem with these types of games against lower-level Division I teams is that you don’t learn a whole lot about your team. IU paid Georgia Southern $800,000 to come to Bloomington and got exactly what it paid for: An easy win over a team who will struggle to win games in the Sun Belt conference."


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