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Eyeing IU


Navy lead at 17 entering final quarter

BLOOMINGTON -- The Indiana offense still can't stop Navy, and if that doesn't change in the final 15 minutes, IU will lose its second straight game against the Midshipmen.

Navy leads IU 38-21 after three quarters at Memorial Stadium.

The Hoosiers gave up a touchdown to start the second half on six plays and just 2:48 of game time to a Navy team that usually chews up the clock.

The Midshipmen haven't had to so far. The offense is moving too easily.

Navy ran for all 75 of its yards en route to its fourth rushing touchdown of the game.

Sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds has thrown the ball just three times, but run all over the Hoosiers. He has 115 yards and three touchdowns for the Midshipmen and has thrown for 71 yards on his two completions.

Quarterback Nate Sudfeld led IU offense down the field again to keep the Hoosiers in it.

The sophomore completed six straight passes to set up a 7-yard run by sophomore running back Tevin Coleman. It was Coleman's third touchdown of the year and his first Saturday.

Sudfeld has been exemplary outside of an interception in the red zone during the first quarter. He's in the middle of a 22-of-27 day, good for an 81 percent completion rate, with 269 yards and two touchdowns.

That said, IU doesn't have a chance with the way its defense has played. There needs to be a massive turnaround in the fourth quarter.

From the way the Hoosiers performed on the ensuing possession, which featured a second-and-21 and third-and-10 that Navy pushed past for a score, there isn't much reason for fans to hold out hope.