Because I am sitting in online CPE this afternoon and it's boring, I decided to do a little homework on Indiana State. Known primarily as where Larry Bird played his college ball, the Sycamores play a little football as well. In 2016, they were 4-7 overall and 2-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference, tied for last. (The MVC home of recent powerhouse North Dakota State and 2016 FCS runner-up Youngstown State, not a terrible conference by FCS standards.) Their biggest win of the season was a 41-25 win over Butler on opening weekend. In 2017 they are picked dead last in the MVC, for comparison sake, that is behind Missouri State that Mizzou beat last weekend. In week 1 they lost in a last second heartbreaker to OVC middle-tier Eastern Illinois, 22-20. Offense seems to be centered around senior LeMonte Booker, who carried the ball 31 times for 154 yards and had an 8 yard TD reception in the week 1 loss. Have 3 all-time FCS playoff appearances, last making it in 2014, where they were knocked out by UTC in the second round. Head coach is Curt Malloy, who is in his first season in Terre Haute, and who is also a first time head coach after a career of being a DB coach and a DC with Illinois and Akron from 07-10. He and Hoke likely know each other well, as Malloy was his DB coach for Hoke's stint in Ann Arbor. There you go. Now you know your Sycamores.