Wednesday, April 17

3 reasons IU lost to Rutgers, 24-17

Indiana took a two-touchdown lead in the game’s opening moments, but fell apart after that in a 24-17 loss to Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ

The Hoosiers fell to 3-5 overall, 1-4 in the Big Ten. Rutgers improved to 4-3 overall, 1-3 in the Big Ten and won its first conference home game since Nov. 4, 2017. The Hoosiers get a bye week before hosting Penn State on Nov. 5.

Here are three reasons it happened.

Ugly in Piscataway:IU football is a tough watch these days. That’s if you watch at all.

More:IU QB Jack Tuttle enters transfer portal, will stay with team through 2022

Indiana’s offense turned disastrous after its first possession

Since the season opener, the Hoosiers have been lamenting their slow starts, particularly their inability to get anything done on their first offensive possession. For the first time all season, that wasn’t a problem.

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