Indiana jersey incident ends resounding loss to Iowa
If Week 1 of the college football season has shown us anything, it’s that everyone has a lot of room for improvement. That’s true for players and coaches across the country, of course, but it’s also true for equipment managers everywhere.
Exhibit A: The season opener between No.18 in Iowa and No.17 in Indiana – or should I say, India. Hoosiers running back David Holloman was given a jersey with a glaring misspelling, or perhaps some sort of misguided cry for Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel.
The mistake added insult to injury in what has been a difficult day for Indiana. Iowa took a 14-0 lead less than three minutes into the game and took it to 31-3 at halftime. The second half was a dead end, with a final score of 34-6.
The Hawkeyes’ defense dominated the game, holding Indiana to 233 total yards and catching three interceptions. That included two by senior defensive back Riley Moss, both of whom were sent off for touchdowns.
There are no statistics from Indiana worth writing down or remembering. But what will be remembered for some time is India. We may not see Indinia again for a while, and for Hoosiers fans who just saw their team not finding the end zone, that is also close to having a silver lining.
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