Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
The No. 22 IU soccer team coughed up a 2-0 lead and settled for a tie at Butler, Andy writes.

Linebacker Marcus Oliver has shown a knack for making plays when needed, something that won’t change even with the return of Tegray Scales, Mike writes.

Last Saturday’s touchdown catch proved to be worth the wait for former walk-on Mitchell Paige, Mike wrote.

IU’s freshmen defenders are making mistakes, but also making plays such as Jameel Cook’s 96-yard interception return, Andy wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
It was an unlikely, winding road that led Jordan Howard from UAB to the perfect fit at Indiana, Josh Moyer of ESPN.com writes.

Some of Jordan Howard’s former UAB teammates root for him every week, except this one when the newest Hilltoppers meet the new Hoosier, Zach Greenwell of the Bowling Green Daily News writes.

Little did Western Kentucky running back and former Hoosier Anthony Davis expect to have such a key role against his former team, Zach Greenwell of the Bowling Green Daily News writes.

Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty may be the latest mid-major quarterback with an NFL future, Gary B. Graves of the Associated Press writes.

Film study of the IU defense against FIU reveals more blitzing and more aggression, even if big plays still bit the Hoosiers, Dan of puntjohnpunt.com writes.

Former Indiana linebacker Matt Mayberry is delivering life-changing hits off the field now, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Indiana is in the final four for Curtis Jones and other basketball recruiting notes, via Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall.

Max Biefeldt’s letter to A.J. Guyton has sparked a new relationship between the Peoria natives, Andy Wittry of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Sending this one to Marcus Oliver — The Knack with a cover of “Hard Day’s Night” live at Carnegie Hall in 1979.