One of our weekly features in our postgame coverage is to take a look back at how Indiana’s true freshmen performed in Saturday’s game.
Multiple Hoosier freshmen saw action against Michigan State.
Tegray Scales recorded his second career interception, which led to the Hoosiers’ second and final touchdown drive of the game. He also had three tackles.
Zander Diamont got his first career start, completing 5-of-15 passes for 11 yards. He also had five carries for negative 12 yards and a touchdown. Because of the negative rushing yards, he ended up with negative one total yards of offense.
Dominique Booth also got his first career start, but didn’t record any catches as the passing game struggled throughout the afternoon.
Simmie Cobbs finished with one reception for 13 yards, the longest reception in the game between the IU receivers.
Donovan Clark saw playing time on defense, recording two tackles. He also was involved in a play that turned the momentum around when he went for an interception and instead the Spartans completed a 67 yard pass down to the IU 8 late in the second quarter.
Kiante Walton also saw playing time on defense and finished with two tackles as well.
Tony Fields also had two tackles in the playing time he was given on defense.
J-Shun Harris II saw most of his playing time returning punts on special teams, as Booth took his place in the starting lineup for this game.
Jordan Fuchs recorded one catch for negative five yards. Like Cobbs and Harris, he received most of his playing time toward the end of the game when the Hoosiers trailed by 42 in the fourth quarter.
Devine Redding had three carries for 14 yards, but all 14 of those yards came on one of the three carries. He too received the majority of his playing time toward the end of the game with the Hoosiers trailing by 42.
Robert McCray III saw some playing time at the bandit position on defense, recording one tackle.
Greg Gooch played sparingly on defense, finishing with zero tackles.
Ryan Watercutter also played sparingly on defense and did not record a tackle.