Indiana Hoosiers offensive lineman Jacob Bailey (70) sings the school fight song with the fans in attendance after the Indiana Florida International football game at the FIU football stadium in Miami, Fla. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

Hoosier Morning for Sept. 2

1. HOOSIERS HQ
In a role reversal, it was the Indiana defense that carried the day in the Hoosiers’ season-opening win, Mike writes.

Tanner Thompson and the No. 5 IU soccer team are off to a fast start that the Hoosiers hope continues in this weekend’s IU Classic, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
FIU played with, but still can’t beat, a Big Ten opponent, Walter Villa writes for the Miami Herald.

Indiana’s opener started on defense and finished on offense thanks to a new defensive coordinator and a new quarterback, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Tom Allen’s defense took a positive first step in the first game, Andrew Hussey of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Three things learned from the Hoosiers’ season opener, Kyle Robbins of Crimson Quarry writes.

Rookie running back and former Hoosier Jordan Howard made an impact in the Chicago Bears’ final preseason game, Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com writes.

Former Hoosiers and rookie QB Nate Sudfeld had a blue-collar performance in the rain Wednesday for the Washington Redskins, Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post writes.

Reports are that IU basketball will participate in the 2017 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

A pair of top-25, Pac-12 teams await the fifth-ranked IU soccer team at Armstrong Stadium this weekend, Zain Pyarali of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In honor of the IU defense’s thievery, “Pickpocket” by Kate Nash.