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.

Offense
Illinois B+
Indiana A+

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.

Defense
Illinois F
Indiana D

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.

Special teams
Illinois D
Indiana C

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.

Overall
Illinois D
Indiana B

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.



 

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IlliniHimey wrote on November 09, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Just numb to it all.  Truly want Illinois to get destroyed the rest of the way.  Anything to force the hand of Thomas and/or the administration is fine by me.  Would love it for horrifically bad Purdue to beat this abomination of a football team by 14.

PortlandIllini wrote on November 09, 2013 at 10:11 pm

 The Hoosiers made plays of 75, 64, 50, 41, 40,  and 35 against the Illini defense.    Mr Banks  and Mr Beckman have transformed the Illini defense from first in the Big Ten to last in the Universe in just two years.   What now Mike Thomas??

DaisyJ wrote on November 09, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Everyone, pay attention. The great Scheel is the most over rated QB in history.

His yards are meaningless. Heck, if you never have to hand off and get to throw almost every down who would not have yards, lots of them.

Defense is young, could care less if these guys are all coming back, better off starting over. Going for it early on 4th down and the fake punt are just examples of a team in disaray and pressing badly. Beckman might as well try to sneak a pack of snuff in the games the rest of the way , does it really matter any more.