Indiana went to Ann Arbor this weekend looking to earn a much-needed win against a team struggling just as much -- if not more -- than the Hoosiers are.
So far, though, it hasn't been pretty.
Indiana trails Michigan 17-0 at halftime in the Big House.
The Hoosiers' offense was completely anemic in the first half, and that's putting it nicely. Indiana (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten) managed only 51 yards of total offense in the first half, 41 of them coming from running back Tevin Coleman on the ground. Coleman, though, fumbled twice on his first four carries and lost one of them, which resulted in a Michigan touchdown.
Freshman quarterback Alexander Diamont completed 3-of-6 attempts for 13 yards.
Indiana came up with a big turnover late in the half when Chase Dutra intercepted a pass from Devin Gardner and returned it to the Michigan 10-yard line, but the Hoosiers failed to move it in three plays and Griffin Oakes hit the uprights and missed a 25-yard field goal attempt.
The Hoosiers had a least two other opportunities for easy interceptions in the first half, but failed to make the play.
We will have more coverage from this game later tonight.