Stats from today’s Cream and Crimson scrimmage


I saw a request on here for final stats from today’s scrimmage. Sorry I didn’t get those to you earlier. Here are some parts of my story for the H-T and HTO that provide some of the key numbers:

In the five-period scrimmage, the offense managed 167 yards on 49 running plays, an average of just 3.0 yards per carry.

In 57 passing attempts, quarterbacks the offense gained 248 yards, an average of only 4.3 yards per play. By comparison, IU averaged 6.9 yards per pass play last season.

First-string quarterback Ben Chappell finished 24-of-38 for 169 yards with two interceptions. Second-stringer Mitchell Evans was 13-of-19 for 79 yards with two interceptions.

Collin Taylor, a junior from Carmel who’s played in three games during his IU career, led the receivers with five catches for 72 yards. He was followed by Matt Ernest with seven catches for 59 yards, Chris Banks with four catches for 33 yards, tight end Max Dedmond with four catches for 30 yards and Brandon Walker-Roby with seven catches for 29 yards.

Of the success the offense did have in the running game, most of it came with the No. 2 offense working against the No. 2 defense. Second-stringer Trea Burgess had 11 carries for 47 yards and Zach Walker had nine carries for 37 yards.

The second-string offense scored two of the four touchdowns scored during the scrimmage on runs by Burgess and Walker.

First-string running back Bryan Payton ran for 39 yards on 12 carries, an average of 2.9 yards per carry.

Junior defensive end Jammie Kirlew led the defense with two sacks and five tackles. Safety Nick Polk and linebacker Will Patterson also had five tackles.

Defensive backs Richard Council, Donnell Jones, Joe Kleinsmith and Christopher Phillips made interceptions. Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Jeff Boyd from Warren Central provided one of the biggest hits in colliding with Chappell to cause the errant pass that landed in Phillips’ arms.


  1. I can’t wait for next basketball season. I hate having to endure the football season. If Lewis doesn’t return, they might win a couple games. If he returns, they might win a couple more than a couple.

  2. Well, I see that our two previous comments were posted by a couple of MENSA members.


    Should be an exciting season.

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