The Indiana football team isn’t known as a powerhouse, but its quarterback is one of its few bright spots. Senior Nate Sudfeld, a fringe NFL Draft prospect, is third in the Big Ten with 2,229 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, and he leads the conference with 8.5 yards per passing attempt. Despite his offense’s best efforts, the Hoosiers’ defense has once again proven to be the cause of their demise in 2015.
Everyone knows how blowouts work. Through efficient offense and a stout defense, a team builds a big lead. Then the team pulls its starters, closes the playbook and safely high-steps into victory formation.
Rarely do they involve temper tantrums, livid halftime speeches or two-point conversions. But then again, Jim Harbaugh is a rare breed.
Less than a quarter into Saturday’s game, the Michigan coach and his staff had done their jobs. Rutgers has been an embarrassment on and off the field this season, and looked the part Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS — The air surrounding TCF Bank Stadium stood still. What began as excitement over a big hit turned to respectful silence. Michigan fifth-year senior quarterback Jake Rudock had been hit hard on a scramble and was slow to get off the field.
But for Wilton Speight, the calm meant it was time to warm up. As the backup quarterback, the redshirt freshman didn’t get to be picky about when his chance would come.