Saturday, October 16, 2010
Indiana struggling against Red Wolves
By Adam Rittenberg
If Indiana plans to make its second bowl in four years, it had better take care of business in the second half against Arkansas State.
The Hoosiers trailed the Red Wolves 14-12 at halftime, and the deficit would have been worse if not for an impressive 80-yard scoring drive at the end of the second quarter. After a slow start, IU quarterback Ben Chappell is picking up his play, completing 16 of 26 passes for 208 yards and a score.
Arkansas State's Ryan Aplin is the latest quarterback to take aim on Indiana's secondary. Aplin has completed 17 of 24 passes, but twice was picked off in the first half. The Red Wolves easily could have been up more than two points.
Some good news for Indiana as Trea Burgess has 44 rushing yards on eight carries. Indiana needs to spark his rushing attack in the wake of Darius Willis' season-ending injury.