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Do you think IU sophomore quarterback Nate Sudfeld looked shaky against Michigan State?
Is redshirt sophomore Tre Roberson about to regain his starting quarterback job?
Let's take a look.
First, Sudfeld started and went 14-for-30 for 137 yards. He didn't throw a touchdown pass or an interception.
Roberson replaced him and was 11-for-17 for 122 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Here are coach Kevin Wilson's thoughts:
“I thought Nate extended some plays more than people thought he would and could. He did a nice job of that.
“On the one play over the middle he wanted the guy (receiver Duwyce Wilson) to sit down. (Wilson) didn't. They miss-connected.
“I thought a couple of times we had some guys coming open over the top but the protection didn't last. A couple of times our timing was off with the way we called it. We had some (passes that were open), but the (receivers) didn't have enough gas to go get it. Sometimes it's the way we call it. Certainly we can do things to make it easier for our guys.”
Sudfeld's efficiency has gone down the last two games against Penn State and Michigan State, but that's more the result of the quality of the opposition rather than a drop in Sudfeld's play, Wilson said.
“I don't think Nate was rattled (by Michigan State). I don't think he was off. It was more (Michigan State's) style. He didn't get a lot of help. That's what happens when you play a good defense.
“Tre can make a few more plays and extend more, but there's not going to be a quarterback controversy. Nate is still our guy. Tre can do some things. He's not just a Wildcat guy. Both are uniquely different. They need to play better.
“Nate missed some things he needs to get better at, but that's just his third or fourth start, and it's his first road-game start. He was playing against a defense as good as there is in the country. We'll keep pushing him.”
Sudfeld did have a 53-yard completion to Shane Wynn, but for the most part his missed on his deep throws designed to exploit Michigan State's one-on-one pass coverage. He missed seeing some open receivers, which happens when you face a defense and good as Michigan State's, Wilson said.
“He has to process quick. It's easy for me to run the clicker back 15 times and say, you should, you should, you should. He's got 1.3 seconds (to decide and throw). That's part of Nate learning how to process and play. He's doing really well.”