Kellen Lewis played poorly. His physical abilities are always dazzling, and his scrambles accounted for much of IU’s rushing yardage. But he made too many poor decisions. His ridiculous pass into coverage as time expired in the first half gave Ball State a 28-20 lead. That was the beginning of the end for the Hooisers today.
Ball State is a good team. They may win the MAC championship this year, but IU should never be humbled by a MAC team in Bloomington.
I had high hopes for this team returning to a bowl game. Michigan and Ohio State are not on the schedule, and they started the season with four straight home games, with a bye before today’s debacle. IU needed to begin Big Ten play 3-0. Instead, they are 2-1 and vulnerable. If they continue to (not) play defense as they did today, and if Lewis continues to make poor decisions, then this team may not win four games.
I know the feeling.