Indiana will be down a weapon on special teams this week against Michigan State. Wide receiver and punt returner Connor Delp has been suspended indefinitely and won’t make the trip to East Lansing, the Hoosiers announced Thursday.
No reason was given for the suspension, but Delp is out for all football team-related activities as a result. He has appeared in eight games this year, taking six punts back for 27 yards. He walked on last year and didn’t see any game action.
Indiana is in the midst of another rough season, taking a 3-7 overall record and a 1-6 record in Big Ten play into this week’s game against Michigan State. That game kicks off Saturday at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.
Ryan Day after Ohio State’s 56-14 victory over Indiana: ‘We want to be playing our best football here in November’
Ohio State took care of business on Saturday, defeating Indiana by a score of 56-14 in Columbus. Afterward, Ryan Day spoke with Jenny Taft of FOX to explain his thoughts on the game, including the depth of his team after running back Miyan Williams left the game with an injury.
“I think one of the things that’s been our strength is our depth this year,” stated Day. “Look at early on, it was the corners. We lost Jaxon [Smith-Njigba] early on. A couple guys hurt at running back. You saw Xavier [Johnson] step up. You saw Dallan [Hayden] play. So I think one of the strengths this year has been our depth.”
The Buckeyes running back had been dominant against Indiana, rushing for 147 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. However, disaster struck towards the end of the second quarter, as the Ohio State ball carrier went down with a lower leg injury, needing help to get off the field and eventually being carted off.