All eyes on IU Quarterback Nate Sudfeld

Most fans are willing to give Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld a free pass for his lack of numbers in the opener against Indiana State because the Hoosiers ran the ball 69 times for 455 yards and all four touchdowns. But there is a sense of anticipation as IU heads to Bowling Green to see just how the junior quarterback bounces back. Here's a story including a video by Sarah Beeson.

From the moment Nate Sudfeld steps on the field Saturday afternoon against Bowling Green, all eyes in Hoosier Nation will be on the Indiana junior quarterback.

A year ago, the Modesto, Calif. product lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 2,523 yards passing with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

In the offseason, backup quarterbacks Tre Roberson and Cameron Coffman both felt that this was clearly Sudfeld’s team and thus opted to transfer and play elsewhere.

And so when Indiana opened the 2014 season with Indiana, everyone just assumed he would pick up right where he left off a year ago and put big numbers on the scoreboard and in the statistics sheet.

That wasn’t the case against Indiana State in the opener. IU scored a total of 28 points in a 28-10 victory. And Sudfeld was 11-of-18 passing for 118 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He also ran the ball 10 times for 32 net yards.

A big reason for his lack of production, though, was the fact that IU ran at will against the Sycamores. Tevin Coleman had 247 yards by himself and the Hoosiers piled up 455 yards rushing.

Still, all eyes will be fixed on Sudfeld Saturday to see if he’s able to bounce back against a Bowling Green team that has allowed 890 passing yards in the first two games as well as seen opposing quarterbacks complete 68.5 percent of their passes.

Here is a short video clip from’s Sarah Beeson with Sudfeld earlier in the week. Top Stories