OFFENSE: This unit generated plenty of yards. But a series of mistakes nearly proved fatal.
DEFENSE: By and large a good job, given how bad the offense was. We thought this group played a little too loose near the end, though.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Anthony Fera had a nice day but the Lions did not get much out of the return game.
COACHING: We're not going to take the coaches to task for the on-field mistakes in this one.
INTANGIBLES: Even when the Lions were struggling, you never got the feeling they'd lose their first game to the Hoosiers.
OTHER GUY: IU played hard. But first-year coach Kevin Wilson is sorely lacking for talent.
OFFICIALS: Some goofy calls but nothing that ended up impacting the outcome.
CROWD: It was listed at 42,621. Yeah right.