After doing some snooping, I found out that ticket sales are lagging behind for this week's football game, when compared to the grand opening of InfoCision Stadium.
That should be no surprise. I think you'll see a big walk-up crowd, though. The home opener, by contrast, is a game that people believed would be a sell out, and it was to be such a special experience that nobody wanted to risk missing.
I'm confident it will be another great atmosphere at InfoCision Stadium, especially with the fans that the Hoosiers are sure to bring.
Behind an experienced offensive line, running back Demetrius McCray has picked up nicely as Indiana's starting running back. He ran for 134 yards against Western Michigan. McCray is no Evan Royster, but he is playing like a solid Big Ten back. The difference from the Big Ten style is that Indiana likes to run McCray off tackle, rather than the "three yards and a cloud of dust" strategy.
Two sophomore receivers have emerged as targets for new quarterback Ben Chappell, whose problem has been drives stalling in the redzone. Offensive penalties also have hindered many scoring opportunities.
Indiana's defense gave up 278 passing yards to Eastern Michigan and 266 passing yards to Western Michigan's Tim Hiller. EKU quarterback T.J. Pryor also had success running the ball, scrambling four times for 37 yards.