Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
A program and fanbase that is hungry helped sway the Pinstripe Bowl in Indiana’s direction, Mike writes.

Juwan Morgan made his return against McNeese State, offering hope of more depth on the IU frontline, I wrote.

In case you missed it, the Hoosiers drubbed McNeese on Saturday in a final tune-up before Notre Dame, Mike wrote.

McNeese was a third straight cupcake that put us no closer to finding out who or what Indiana may yet be this season, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Five takeaways from the Hoosiers’ lopsided win on Saturday, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

IU will finally get a shot at redemption when it plays Notre Dame at the Crossroads Classic, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Indiana signee Grant Gelon is still getting used to having a bigger target this season at Crown Point, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Another 2016 guard, Rawle Alkins, scored 51 points on Sunday with Tom Crean and Chuck Martin on hand in Lexington, Ky., Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv writes.

Cody Zeller is thriving as the fill-in center of the Charlotte Hornets, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer writes.

Pursuing a dream has paid off for All-American offensive linemen Dan Feeney and Jason Spriggs, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Hungry Pinstripe Bowl, hungry Hoosiers, “Hungry Eyes” by Eric Carmen.