Indiana falls 45-28 to Missouri

The Hoosiers are 2-2 after a letdown loss to the Tigers.

If Indiana gained any momentum last Saturday against Bowling Green, it lost it Saturday night.

The Hoosiers dropped a 45-28 decision to SEC-foe Missouri at Memorial Stadium. After an impressive all-around performance against Bowling Green last week, the Hoosiers had a major letdown against the Tigers.

Quarterback Nate Sudfeld, who earned the first start of his career last week, was benched against Missouri after throwing three interceptions. Sudfeld was 21-of-39 for 229 yards and one touchdown.

Tre Roberson entered late in the second half in Sudfeld's place, but the game was already well out of hand. Roberson was 8-of-14 for 148 yards and a score. Roberson also rushed for a touchdown.

The Hoosiers' defense struggled mightily after not allowing a defensive touchdown last week, but the offense didn't do anything to help. Indiana allowed 623 yards of total offense, including 280 yards on the ground. Sudfeld also threw a pick-six late in the first half that gave the Tigers a 14-point halftime lead.

Wide receiver Cody Latimer was again Indiana's standout performer. He caught eight passes for 136 yards and a touchdown, but most of his production came in the first half.

The question coming out of last week's win over Bowling Green was how good -- or bad -- is the IU defense. The unit has been wildly inconsistent through the first four games of the season, and that didn't change Saturday night.

We will have plenty more coverage from Saturday night's loss later on Top Stories