Bloomington, Ind. – Indiana secured its third win of the season after defeating the University of Connecticut Huskies 38-3. Indiana will remain perfect on the season in non-conference play before heading into the remaining part of their Big Ten schedule. Indiana has won 9 consecutive non-conference games, which a streak that the Hoosiers haven’t matched for over a century.
Connecticut was the team to strike first off of a quick 41 yard field goal to go up 3-0 on the Hoosiers, which was a result of an early turnover by Peyton Hendershot. But that would be all she wrote. The Hoosiers piled on the points the entirety of the rest of the game. Ramsey had two passing TDs in the first half and kicker Logan Justus added another field goal to remain perfect on the season.
The big news that happened the first half was the injury to senior offensive lineman Coy Cronk who was carted off the field with an air cast on his leg. Caleb Jones replaced Coy Cronk on the left side, which is from his usual right tackle position. DaVondre Love got to see action as he was brought in to backfill Jones’ spot.
Indiana WR Donovan Hale had an injury scare as well, signaling for assistance after a tough after-catch tackle on him. Good news for the Hoosiers, he was brought back in the game later and seemed to have no problems.
Indiana’s cruise over the Huskies continued throughout the second half to a reassuring victory with another three touchdowns. One of the three TDs came from a misguided pass by UConn QB Zergiotis that resulted in a pick-6 for Cam Jones.
Indiana relied on Peyton Ramsey for the second game in a row and stated that Penix may be used if necessary, but they did not call on the redshirt freshman this game. Ramsey led the Hoosiers with a strong outing behind 23 for 27 with 247 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT.
Transfer QB Jack Tuttle was brought in the game for the final 6 minutes to get more play time after the Hoosiers were up 35 points.
It seems likely that Michael Penix Jr. will return to the field next week after being able to play in emergency situations this week.
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Indiana (3-1, 0-1) travels to Lansing, Mich. to face the Michigan State Spartans (2-1, 0-0) who is up 31-3 over the Northwestern Wildcats at the time of this article. UConn travels to Orlando, FL to play No. 15 UCF.