(photo by Rick McIntyre, Excel High School Sports/McIntyre Imaging)
Hoosiers Trip Terps
(by Steven Stremming)
The Indiana Hoosiers went into Saturday’s crucial Big Ten game against Maryland with one goal, produce more offensive yardage.
And that they did, as Devine Redding snapped impressive runs early in the game and often and by night’s end had compiled 130 yards on 17 carries.
But the story of the day has to be the Euless, Texas freshman Tyler Natee and Zander Diamont combination in the backfield as they gutted the Terps defense time after time for positive yardage.
Natee gained 111 yards on 18 carries and Diamont, the back up quarterback ran for 104 himself on 11 carries that included a nifty edge run of 52 yards late in the game to seal the deal.
Richard Lagow, Indiana’s quarterback looked far more relaxed this week as the Hoosier running game excelled he too put up good solid numbers 16 of 25 passing for 207 yards with sophomore Nick Westbrook collecting six throws for 65 yards and senior Ricky Jones pulling in four passes for another 77.
Solid performances were also seen on the defensive side of Tom Allen’s IU Hoosiers as junior Tegray Scales, junior Marcus Oliver, freshman Marcelino Ball, sophomore Jonathan Crawford and the defensive line (Junior Greg Gooch, Junior Nate Hoff, Senior Ralph Green IIII stuffed the Terps running game, holding them to 269 yards for the day.