Hoosier Headlines: IU Secures First Big Ten Win in Two Years

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The Hoosiers under Kevin Wilson finally got a W in conference with a complete showing against a pretty poor Illinois team. IU is going to look towards carrying that over to Saturday afternoon against a vulnerable Iowa team.

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First Big Ten win for Kevin Wilson’s program. First win in six close games. Big. The home folks might be a bit fired up for the Iowa game now.

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But it was the defense that stood out. That’s generally the case every week but for all the wrong reasons. For one game, IU’s defense was singled out for its stellar play.

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In a battle of the Big Ten’s bottom feeders, it was the inability to keep the ball off the turf that crippled the Illinois football team.

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Honestly, there are a lot of problems with this Illinois team this season, but yesterday's game brought the biggest one to the forefront. This offensive line is terrible. I haven't gone over a replay of the game yet, but I'm terrified of what I'm going to see from this offensive line. There is simply no stunt a defense can run that we can block. Nathan Scheelhaase was just a tackling dummy on Saturday, and after taking shot after shot from Indiana defenders all day, he broke. Not physically, but mentally. It felt like every time he dropped back to pass in the fourth quarter he wasn't looking for a receiver as much as he was looking for a blitzer and just waiting to be hit.

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