BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WEHT) – Indiana fell to No. 13 Michigan 39-14 on Saturday evening.
IU was searching for it’s first win against the Wolverines since 1987. Jessica Wimsatt details the Hoosier’s loss at Memorial Stadium.
“Well the stage was set for a program changing day here in Bloomington but just like the story has been written since 1987, no upset at memorial stadium as Michigan remains just too much for the Hoosiers.”
“Just very blunt this is not what we wanted, but how are you going to respond? You know what’s your reaction going to be to this setback. The reality is we can’t do anything about what just happened. So we’re going to focus completely on the task at hand and we all understand what’s next. We’ve got a chance to get our eighth win of the season and a chance to get the bucket back so those are two huge things that we’re going to put a premium on, and this football team will be ready.”
“We were excited about our game plan coming in for sure and we thought we have the guys that are capable of making plays and we fully didn’t expect them to kinda lock us down for only 14 points. I think we just stalled a play here, a play there, like i said we moved the ball, that wasn’t the issue, but it was just a play here with one guy, two guys, weren’t able to execute and that made all the difference. “
“It’s frustrating you know if you were in the locker room right after, it’s just a real frustrated locker room. We didn’t go out there, we didn’t play to our potential, we didn’t play Indiana football, we didn’t play how we’ve played this whole season. Just a whole bunch, i’m just surprised, it’s not what i was expecting at all. “
“And 32 seemed to be a pretty popular number here today…After Indiana scored their first two touchdowns, the Wolverines rattled off 32 unanswered points to get the win. From Memorial Stadium Jessica Wimsatt Eyewitness News. “
IU faces off against Purdue on the road to try to claim back the Old Oaken Bucket next weekend.