Ronnie Walker Jr. scores at the end of a 64-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Ramsey in the second quarter of Saturday’s 52-0 Indiana win over Eastern Illinois University. Photo by Rodney Margison
photography by RODNEY MARGISON
Indiana tallied 555 yards in total offense in a 52-0 route of Eastern Illinois University at IU’s Memorial Stadium Saturday, September 7, the team’s 2019 home opener.
Starting quarterback Michale Penix Jr. was 14-20 for 197 yards and two touchdowns before relinquishing the field to Peyton Ramsey, who was 13-14 for 226 yards and another two touchdowns.
Stevie Scott III rushed for 61 yards on a dozen carries, including one touchdown, and Donavan Hale brought down 5 passes for 110 yards and a TD.
The win pushed the Hoosiers to 2-0 on the season, while Eastern Illinois dropped to 0-2. Indiana hosts Big Ten rival Ohio State (2-0) this Saturday, September 14. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is scheduled for noon.
The student section in Memorial Stadium prior to kickoff.
Pregame action on the field before Indiana’s 2019 home opener against Eastern Illinois.
The Hoosiers, led by Head Coach Tom Allen (right), touch Hep’s Rock before taking the field for Indiana’s first home game of the season.
Students filled their section for the Hoosiers’ first home football game of the 2019 season.
Indiana’s starting quarterback, Michael Penix, throws a pass in the first quarter. Penix was 14-20 for 197 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half of action.
Indiana’s Stevie Scott III runs toward the end zone ahead of Eastern Illinois’ Antonio Crosby for the Hoosiers second touchdown of the game.
Whop Philyor (1) runs into a tackle at the end of a reception in the first quarter. Philyor caught four passes for 75 yards in the contest.
Logan Justice puts up a successful extra point with Haydon Whitehead holding in the first quarter.
Eastern Illinois’ Darshon McCullough (24) looks for a path around Indiana defender Khalil Bryant (29) in the first quarter.
Eastern Illinois quarterback John Brantley (11) throws an incomplete pass in the first quarter against pressure from a pair of Hoosiers including Bryant Fitzgerald (31).
Indiana’s Ty Fryfogle appeared to have caught this pass from Michael Penix early in the second quarter, but the ball was knocked out of Fryfogle’s hands when he hit the turf.
Reakwon Jones (7) attempts to bring down Eastern Illinois running back Jaelin Hayes-Benefield (9) in the second period.
Indiana’s Caleb Jones (77) clears a path for Stevie Scott III (8) in the second quarter.
Peyton Hendershot breaks an Antonio Crosby tackle en route to an 8-yard touchdown reception from Michael Penix in the second quarter. Hendershot caught five passes for 52 yards in the Hoosiers’ win.
Peyton Hendershot breaks a tackle en route to an 8-yard touchdown reception from Michael Penix in the second quarter. Hendershot caught five passes for 52 yards in the Hoosiers’ win.
Andre Brown Jr. (14) breaks up a reception attempt by Eastern Illinois’ James Sheehan.
Ronnie Walker Jr. scores at the end of a 64-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Ramsey in the second quarter.
Eastern Illinois’ Mark Williams reacts after defending a reception attempt by Indiana’s Miles Marshall. Williams was whistled for pass interference on the play.
Stevie Scott III runs around a block by Hunter Littlejohn. Scott rushed for 61 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown for the Hoosiers.
A gaggle of Hoosiers, including Thomas Allen (44) and Aaron Casey (46), bring down Eastern Illinois’ Chris Walker.
Indiana quarterback Jack Tuttle gets away from Eastern Illinois’ Ameer Aqel.
Sampson James (24) attempts to outrun Eastern Illinois’ Jordan Jackson.
Sampson James rushes against Eastern Illinois’ Jordan Jackson. James carried the ball 12 times for 27 yards.
Sampson James (24) gets blocking help from Ryan Barnes (39) in the fourth.
Sampson James rushes toward an Eastern Illinois defender in the fourth quarter.
Sampson James (24) under pressure from Eastern Illinois’ Ameer Aqel after taking a handoff from quarterback Jack Tuttle.
Miles Marshall anticipates hauling in a pass in the end zone late in the game. Marshall dropped the ball.
Miles Marshall drops a pass in the end zone late in the game.
Quarterback Jack Tuttle hands off to Ahrod Lloyd.