Three players to watch vs. Navy

There's an offensive, defensive and special teams player to keep an eye on today for Indiana against Navy. Check 'em out.

With different games this season, there will be two or three Indiana players that we think could come up especially big.

Here's three Indiana players in particular to keep an eye on tonight against Navy:

1.NATE SUDFELD: My own guess is that Tre Roberson will get the start for the second game in a row. Not sure how he wouldn't. But I think for the second game in a row it will be Sudfeld who will stand out at the quarterback position.

A big reason that Navy will have trouble stopping the Hoosiers is because IU has so many different offense weapons to choose from. When you have a player like Sudfeld sitting back in the pocket and able to pick apart a defense it's going to make things very difficult for the Midshipmen.

2. Greg Heban: Heban is one player you don't want leading your team in tackles because it means he's having to come up too often from his safety position and make plays. Last year when Navy beat IU 31-30 that was indeed the case. Heban led the Hoosiers with nine tackles.

This season though Heban becomes critical for a different reason. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds is expected add more passing wrinkles to the option. If that's the case, Heban and his defensive secondary mates are going to have to come up big to slow Reynolds down.

3.Shane Wynn: Everyone has said that Wynn is fine after the hit he took that drew a penalty and an ejection from the Indiana State game. It didn't hurt that IU had two extra days to prepare for this game and Wynn was able to get a little extra time to feel better.

Still, taking a hit like that can cause a player to hear footsteps the next time he's in that situation. That's why I think the first couple of times Wynn is back to receive punts it will be interesting to see how he does. Knowing Wynn, he'll probably not give it a second thought and be his usual, elusive self.

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