Indiana began the season trying to change its football image.
The Hoosiers headed home Saturday contemplating why that breakthrough victory never came. And now they'll have a whole offseason to try to find a solution, part of the hard reality of falling one game short of becoming bowl eligible.
"I really wanted another month with the guys on this team," senior quarterback Richard Lagow said after losing Saturday at Purdue . "That's the biggest disappointment, the most disappointing part about it."