The Hoosiers (1-1), fresh off a bad loss at Bowling Green, have hung tough through a half, despite losing star running back Tevin Coleman to injury in the first quarter. Coleman scored the Hoosiers' first touchdown of the game from a yard out, but left the game after that and has not returned.
Coleman was hooked up to an oxygen machine on the sideline and was being kept in the shade, signs that he may have been dealing with concussion-like symptoms or dehydration. Coleman was later carted off the field and into the locker room.
Even so, Indiana has played well and hung with the defending SEC-West champs. D'Angelo Roberts initially filled in for the injured Coleman, rushing for 37 yards on nine carries, but he too left with an injury. Freshman Devine Redding has been solid, though, accounting for 49 yards on 10 carries in the half.
Quarterback Nate Sudfeld has completed 13-of-22 passes for 144 yards through two quarters.
The Indiana defense looked good early, but struggled in the second quarter. Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough ran for a 68-yard touchdown to even the game at 14-14, and the Tigers (3-0) marched down the field late in the half but had to settle for a field goal.
Indiana closed the half with a nice drive that nearly resulted in a Shane Wynn touchdown, but the senior wide receiver was just barely out of bounds and IU settled for an Aaron Del Grosso field goal.
It was a solid first half effort for the Hoosiers. Now, can they sustain it? We will have plenty more coverage throughout the evening.