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Eyeing IU


Evans, Ernest look comfortable on defense

What can we take away from Indiana's season-opening 51-17 victory against Towson?

Mitchell Evans and Matt Ernest had little trouble adjusting to playing defense. The two converted wide receivers had interceptions. Ernest returned his third-quarter pick 56 yards for a touchdown.

Indiana's defense gave up a couple of big plays, but did force three turnovers in the biggest season-opening victory since a 55-7 win against Indiana State in 2007.

Offensively, Darius Willis showed that he was healthy. The sophomore rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 7.3 yards per carry, with his long coming in the form of a 49-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

IU jumped on Towson early, turning two turnovers into touchdowns. The Hoosiers led 17-0 at the end of the first quarter.

That is what Indiana is supposed to do against a Football Championship Subdivision school.