Safety! Indiana's defense doing its part to cover for struggling offense vs Maryland
Indiana’s offense has not been great Saturday, but the defense is doing its part to keep the team rolling to victory.
The struggles for the offense were abundantly clear with the performance of Michael Penix Jr. in the first half. After his brilliant performance against Ohio State, Penix was just 2-for-15 throwing the ball heading into the break against the Terrapins.
To start the second half, the offense battled down inside the red zone and went for it on a fourth-and-2 play. It was a close run but the Hoosiers were short after the measurement.
On the other side of the ball, the defense is putting up a brilliant effort so far. The unit already has two interceptions, giving them multiple interceptions in every game this season.
The defense even found a way to put points on the board, swarming Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa in the end zone for a safety and two points on the scoreboard:
Put your twos up! ✌️@IndianaFootball breaks through with an end zone sack, and that’s a safety, folks: pic.twitter.com/lpAlUDxwO5
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 28, 2020