August 18, 2003Bloomington, Ind. - After taking Sunday off following a 123-play scrimmage on Saturday, the Indiana football was back on the practice field on Monday, with the defense stealing the show.
The Hoosiers practice in shorts and shoulder pads.
Much like most of the team's practices during fall camp, most of the early part of practice dealt with individual position work and special teams play.
Following the break, the offense and defense squared off in seven-on-seven drills. The offense looked good, especially wide receiver Travis Haney, who had multiple catches in the secondary, including a long one down the sideline. Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis also took one down the sideline for a gain of 40 yards.
Following seven-on-sevens, the Hoosiers played out a scenario in which the offense had the ball on their own 20-yard line trailing by six points with 1:40 left on the clock and no timeouts. With the number one offense on the field, quarterback Matt LoVecchio drove the Hoosiers down inside the defense's 25-yard line. Scrambling to get a shot at the endzone before time expired, the offense's drive came to an end when safety Joe Gonzalez darted in front of Glenn Johnson in the endzone to make an interception.
Playing out the same scenario a second time, LoVecchio again drove the Hoosiers downfield before Victor Adeyanju was able to come from the outside to record a sack. LoVecchio was then forced to spike the ball to stop the clock with 10 seconds left. His final desperation attempt was tipped by linebacker Josh Moore into the hands of cornerback Courtney Clency.
The Hoosiers continue practice all week, with the final two-a-day set for Wednesday.
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