And IU had half a run. Basically half a season. Who knows how the rest of the season would have went...

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By Brutus on 06:47:07 07/21/21
[In reply to "It all has to line up perfectly for leaser talented teams. Sometimes we forget that Northwestern has (m)" by buckeyecurt, posted at 06:03:21 07/21/21]

: two 5-7 seasons in the past 7 years, and a 3-9 season as recently as 2019. There just isn’t enough talent on these mid-conference rosters to weather any sort of adversity or injury during a season. It ALL has to go right.

: For IU, that meant getting a TD that wasn’t really a TD against Penn State that sent them on a run.

...the loss to Ole Miss was questionable for a team with such high hopes. Even with Penix out.

Main thing that may keep it going is that their defense is good. An offense can be a flash in the pan but defense is more about coaching and culture and continuity and IU does have that coming back for the most part.

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