Cavaliers hoping tough lessons helps turn tables on Hoosiers
Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall sees the growth all over Indiana's football program.
He detects a more defined identity. He senses more confidence, and he can tell there's more continuity on the Hoosiers' offense and defense this season.
Mendenhall doesn't need a game tape to explain what's changed — he knows it's a natural progression in Tom Allen's second full season as coach.
Hoosiers look to bright future after coming up short in 2017
Indiana began the season trying to change its football image.
The Hoosiers headed home Saturday contemplating why that breakthrough victory never came. And now they'll have a whole offseason to try to find a solution, part of the hard reality of falling one game short of becoming bowl eligible.
WEST LAFAYETTE — The day dawned bright and sunny.
Indiana had everything in front of it — a fifth straight Old Oaken Bucket, a sixth win of the season and bowl eligibility.
By the time the shadows lengthened across Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium late in the afternoon, Indiana had everything — an entire season — behind it.
"It just hurts going out like this," senior safety Chase Dutra said. "I want to go to a bowl game, I want to win the Bucket.
Indiana keeps bowl hopes alive with 41-0 win over Rutgers
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Richard Lagow and Indiana's senior-laden defense weren't going to let a severe storm wash out their farewell party Saturday.
So they soaked it in and gave the fans who stuck around one of the most memorable moments of their careers.
Lagow threw two touchdown passes and the Hoosiers pitched their first Senior Day shutout since 1958 in a lightning-delayed 41-0 rout over Rutgers.
Richard Lagow remains Indiana’s starting quarterback
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Senior Richard Lagow remains in charge of Indiana's offense, perhaps for the rest of the season.
"Richard is the starter," coach Tom Allen said Monday. "That's not going to change."
Lagow leads Indiana to first Big Ten win of season, 24-14
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Heading into Saturday's game, Indiana was 0-6 in the Big Ten. Losing that many conference games makes it hard to find something to play for late in the season, but the Hoosiers didn't have to look far.
Indiana's 24-14 victory over Illinois secured their first conference win of the year and kept their bowl-game aspirations alive. But it was also the first Big Ten victory for head coach Tom Allen.
1. Richard Lagow or Peyton Ramsey?
Ramsey left last week's game at Maryland twice during the second half with what appeared to be a lower body injury. IU coach Tom Allen said as recently as Wednesday that he was unsure if Ramsey would be able to play. So the door could be open for Lagow to make his first start since Sept. 30 at Penn State. The senior performed admirably during last weekend's second half, completing 12 of his 21 passes for 131 yards.
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1. No. 4 Wisconsin (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten West)
Last Week: 1
Results: Wisconsin offensive lineman Michael Deiter scored on a trick play and the Badgers defense was solid, resulting in a 24-10 victory against Illinois.
Game On: Saturday at Indiana (3-5, 0-5 Big Ten East), 10 a.m. MT (ABC)
Indiana turns to new QB chance against Charleston Southern
All Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey wanted was a chance to show he could be a Big Ten starter.
Now that he's earned the job, he must demonstrate he can keep it.
Less than a week after learning he would replace Richard Lagow in the lineup and that the Hoosiers' two-man quarterback rotation was over, the Cincinnati high school star will make his first college start against Charleston Southern.
PENN STATE 45, INDIANA 14
1. There's no easy solution to the quarterback dilemma, but IU needs to make a decision.
IU’s Allen will use instinct to decide QB situation
There won't be a script.
Indiana coach Tom Allen will manage his dual-quarterback approach to offense by trusting his gut.
Allen said Monday that he'll consider the hot hand when weighing whether to insert senior Richard Lagow or redshirt freshman Peyton Ramsey during Saturday's game against Florida International.
Hoosiers intend to keep using dual options at quarterback
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Right now, Indiana coach Tom Allen has the best of two worlds at quarterback.
Richard Lagow is a tall, prototypical pocket passer who spent three quarters carving up Ohio State's secondary in the season opener. Peyton Ramsey showed Virginia he can beat teams with his arm, his feet or both.
1. Indiana will proceed by playing two quarterbacks.
Ramsey leads Indiana to 34-17 win at Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Indiana's redshirt freshman quarterback Peyton Ramsey was scheduled to play a little against Virginia on Saturday. But when senior Richard Lagow, who threw for 420 yards on a school-record 65 attempts against Ohio State last week, started 3 for 10 with an interception against the Cavaliers, Ramsey entered in the second quarter and never left.
Virginia set to host Indiana, both look to make a statement
Virginia cleared its first hurdle of the season with ease against William & Mary of the FCS in the Cavaliers' opener. Now they face the challenge of repeating the performance against a Power Five opponent.
Virginia hosts Indiana of the Big Ten Conference Saturday in a battle of programs hoping to show they are on the rise.
Before his Hoosiers battled the Buckeyes, Tom Allen fought back tears.
Allen had completed The Walk, Indiana's pre-game procession through the parking lots and into Memorial Stadium, on seven prior occasions as IU's defensive coordinator last fall. But Thursday's march amid the revelry of a season-opening football game — his first as Indiana head coach — touched Allen more deeply than it had previously.
This was the realization of a dream, and Allen hugged the day and didn't let go.
QB Lagow has new message, confidence boost to lead Hoosiers
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The offseason message to Richard Lagow was succinct: Don't be a hero. Just be a quarterback.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Tom Allen is already putting his stamp on Indiana football.
The first-year coach has installed a new offense, instilled a different attitude and created a more player-friendly environment as practice begins this week.
Sure, the softer approach that might make some old-school coaches wince, but the Hoosiers have embraced Allen's style after watching it work wonders for the defense last season.