Chappell sharp at IU practice; Davis-Walker and Muhammad sit out

Indiana senior quarterback has been sharp for most of the preseason, but Tuesday’s outing was exceptional. He completed the first seven passes he threw in 7-on-7s, including passes to senior wide receiver Terrance Turner and freshman wideout Duwyce Wilson that effectively turned into touchdowns. Chappell wasn’t as good in a red zone drill that stalled, but moved the ball quickly in an 11-on-11 scrimmage later in practice.

Redshirt freshman Dusty Kiel also had a strong outing. Coaches say the battle between him and Edward Wright-Baker is still ongoing and that Wright-Baker has actually surged in recent weeks, but Kiel seemed a bit sharper on Tuesday. On his first pass in 7-on-7 drills, he hit freshman receiver Kofi Hughes on a deep sideline route for a score. He also connected with Ted Bolser on another deep seam route in 7-on-7 action and was sharp in several other in 11-on-11 scrimmages.

As Bill Lynch said they would Monday, Lenyatta Kiles and Lawrence Barnett worked in as safeties on Tuesday for the injured Chris Adkins, who watched from the sidelines in crutches and a protective boot. They were typically paired with one of the expected starters, Mitchell Evans and Donnell Jones.

Running back Zach Davis-Walker, who missed most of last season with a foot injury, was out Tuesday with an injured groin. Wide receiver Dre Muhammad was also injured in practice. The nature of the injury was not released.