Illini grade vs. Indiana: D
Player of the game: Indiana’s Tevin Coleman
Tinley Park native did his best BenJarvus Green-Ellis impersonation, hitting the 200-yard rushing mark early in the fourth quarter. His 75-yard sprint gave the Hoosiers the lead for good.
Basketball on grass. Perfect for two schools that seem to favor the round ball over the oblong version. Indiana’s speedy attack hit Illinois on the ground and in the air.
Z wasn’t an option for the Illini. Maybe next week after the game against Ohio State. When they really needed a stop, the Illinois defenders missed tackles and left receivers wide open. Not good.
The Illini missed a field goal and didn’t convert on a fake punt. Don’t credit the Hoosiers for sniffing the play out, the pass was thrown short.
The Hoosiers don’t play much defense, but their offense makes up for it. Some. Illinois forced two turnovers but will never be able to win playing ole’ defense. Might want to try using 12 players and see if the officials notice.