Nebraska got the day off last Saturday, but this week’s opponent—the Indiana Hoosiers—certainly did not. Indiana had to take on No. 2 Ohio State and the Hoosiers actually put up a pretty good fight. Take away a costly fumble and a 91-yard punt return—both of which led to Ohio State touchdowns—and the game would have been in doubt well into the second half.
However, taking a closer look at that game revealed a way that the Huskers might be able to have success in Bloomington. The Hoosiers shut down Ohio State’s aerial attack, limiting quarterback JT Barrett to 9-of-21 passes for 93 yards, one touchdown and one interception. However, Barrett gashed Indiana with 137 yards rushing on 26 carries.
Fortunately for the Huskers, they also have a dual-threat quarterback. Let’s take a look at how Barrett was able to have success on the ground in order to see how Tommy Armstrong Jr. might be able to do the same.