At the half

It could be worse. Indiana’s defense has been able to slow Wisconsin, and that was even before P.J. Hill left with a leg injury.

The Hoosiers will get the ball to start the half. As I noted in the post below, quality play-calling helped Kellen Lewis calm down. He threw a few screens and got involved in the running game. After last week’s three fumbles, the sophomore quarterback’s psyche needed maintenance. He wasn’t going to get over it on his own, or during a week of practice. It had to — and probably still has to — happen in front of a hostile crowd.

Wisconsin has gained more yards (211-93) and had the ball most of the first half (19:01 compared to 10:59). Yet its lead is hardly insurmountable. Lewis must get sharper (he’s completed just 7 of his 14 pass attempts). And it wouldn’t hurt for Indiana to not have to face Hill.