IU dominates, 52-17, with running game success

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Jordan Wells, TheHoosier.com

There were plenty of narratives surrounding the Hoosiers in the two weeks leading up to Saturday’s matchup against Georgia Southern.

Besides the game against Florida International being canceled because of Hurricane Irma, fans were concerned with the running game — running backs and offensive line struggles alike — how IU would handle a dual-quarterback system and whether or not the Hoosiers could handle Georgia Southern’s triple-option.

By the end of the first quarter, though, those concerns were either answered or proven to be unanswered by way of the difficulty — or lack of difficulty — of Georgia Southern, as IU jumped to a 21-0 lead.

The Hoosiers would eventually win, 52-17, in a 4-hour competition.

“We started fast and we finished strong,” IU head coach Tom Allen said. “That’s something we emphasize. We want to learn how to play at a level and challenge them to have a consistent performance. How do we train ourselves to play at a consistent level regardless of the opponent?”