Indiana athletic director Scott Dolson took the game ball from Hoosiers head coach Tom Allen like it was the Holy Grail.

Arms out, head titled up toward the heavens, the ball accepted and pumped skyward in a gesture of joy and triumph. Dolson was ecstatic. There was plenty of joy and an overflow of emotion in the Hoosiers’ locker room after upsetting Penn State to start the season, and Allen wanted to spread the love around.

“I’m not surprised at all,” said Dolson, pointing to the fired up players and with his arm around the coach after receiving the ball. “This is how we roll!” 

Indiana is 1-0 and looks to keep the party rolling next Saturday in Piscataway, New Jersey as the Hoosiers travel to play the Scarlet Knights.