INDIANA FOOTBALL GAME NOTES VS. OHIO STATE

(INDIANA SPORTS INFORMATION)

OHIO STATE (2-0, 0-0) VS. INDIANA (2-0, 0-0)

Kickoff: Noon EDT

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Location: Memorial Stadium (52,656; FieldTurf) – Bloomington, Ind.

TV: FOX: Gus Johnson (p-b-p), Joel Klatt (analyst) & Jenny Taft (sideline)

Radio: IU Radio Network; Sirius 99, XM 201, Internet 964: Don Fischer, Buck Suhr & Joe Smith

 

OHIO STAT LEADERS

Passing

Justin Fields: 38-50, 458 Yds, 6 TD, 0 INT

Rushing

J.K. Dobbins: 38-232, 3 TD, 6.1 Avg

Receiving

K.J. Hill: 11-78, 1 TD, 7.1 Avg

Defense

S Jordan Fuller: 12 T

LB Malik Harrison: 10 T, 1.5 Sacks, 4.5 TFL

DL Chase Young: 8 T, 3 Sacks, 3 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 BLK

 

INDIANA STAT LEADERS

Passing

Michael Penix Jr.: 38-60, 523 Yds, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing

Stevie Scott III: 31-109, 3 TD, 3.5 Avg

Receiving

Whop Philyor: 10-141, 0 TD, 14.1 Avg

Defense

LB Reakwon Jones: 15 T, 0.5 TFL

DB Marcelino Ball: 10 T

DL Jerome Johnson: 5 T, 1.5 S, 1.5 TFL

 

SETTING THE SCENE • For the second time in three seasons, Indiana (2-0, 0-0 B1G East) opens conference play against the No. 6/6 Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0, 0-0 B1G East) at Memorial Stadium (52,656; FieldTurf) on Saturday, Sept. 14. Kickoff is set for noon EDT on FOX. • The Buckeyes are the Hoosiers 12th Top-10 opponent since the start of 2015, tied for the third-most nationally with Auburn and Michigan State, behind Alabama (17) and Ohio State (13). • IU also has faced eight Top-5 foes since the start of 2015, tied for the second-most nationally with Auburn and Clemson, behind Alabama (12). • Indiana’s 52-0 whitewashing of Eastern Illinois was the program’s largest margin of victory in Memorial Stadium history and largest overall since a 54-0 blanking of Nebraska in Bloomington on Oct. 14, 1944. • It marked the third shutout in Tom Allen’s three-year tenure as head coach. • The Hoosiers are off to a 2-0 start for the fourth time in five seasons. THE COACHES • Tom Allen was named Indiana’s head coach on Dec. 1, 2016, and made his debut at the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl against Utah. The New Castle, Ind., native joined IU as associate head coach/defense on Jan. 15, 2016. In Allen’s two seasons as head coach, 21 Hoosiers have earned All-Big Ten honors and 15 have been drafted or invited to NFL camps. (full bio on page 17) • Ryan Day is in his first season as Ohio State head coach. He posted a 3-0 record as the Buckeyes acting head coach to open 2018 and owns a 5-0 overall mark. Day served as OSU’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the past two years after stints as quarterbacks coach with the 49ers (2016) and Eagles (2015). NEWS & NOTES • EIU gained just 116 total yards on Saturday, the fewest allowed by an Indiana defense dating back to 1966. • IU’s streak of at least one takeaway in 19 games, the longest in the country, and at least one interception in 11 straight contests, came to a close. • The 52 points were the most by the Hoosiers since a 52-17 win vs. Georgia Southern on Sept. 23, 2017. • Indiana’s 555 total yards were the most since Nov. 5, 2016, at Rutgers (567), and its 441 passing yards were the most since Sept. 24, 2016, vs. Wake Forest (496). • IU sits second in the Big Ten in passing offense (383.5, 8th nationally), and fifth in the Big Ten in scoring offense (43.0, T-23rd) and total offense (514.5, 27th). • Kickers Logan Justus and Charles Campbell are 4-of-4 from 48-plus yards in 2019. • Nine true freshmen have played through two games.

 

AROUND THE BIG TEN – WEEK 3

Saturday, Sept. 14 (All Times ET)

Ohio State at Indiana, Noon, FOX

Eastern Michigan at Illinois, Noon, BTN

Maryland at Temple, Noon, CBSSN

Pitt at Penn State, Noon, ABC

Georgia Southern at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m., BTN

UNLV at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m., BTN

Iowa at Iowa State, 4 p.m., FS1

Arizona State at Michigan State, 4 p.m., FOX

TCU at Purdue, 7:30 p.m., BTN

Northern Illinois at Nebraska, 8 p.m., FS1

 

AROUND THE BIG TEN – WEEK 2

Saturday, Sept. 7

Eastern Illinois 0 at Indiana 52

Vanderbilt 24 at Purdue 42

Rutgers 0 at Iowa 30

Syracuse 20 at Maryland 63

Army 21 at Michigan 24 (2OT)

Cincinnati 0 at Ohio State 42

Illinois 31 at Connecticut 23

Nebraska 31 at Colorado 34 (OT)

Central Michigan 0 at Wisconsin 61

Western Michigan 17 at Michigan State 51

Buffalo 13 at Penn State 45

Minnesota 35 at Fresno State 38 (2OT)

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

Rk Team Record Pts

1 Clemson(56) 2-0 1544

2 Alabama(6) 2-0 1489

3 Georgia 2-0 1385

4 LSU 2-0 1336

5 Oklahoma 2-0 1315

6 Ohio State 2-0 1291

7 Notre Dame 1-0 1072

8 Auburn 2-0 1056

9 Florida 2-0 997

10 Michigan 2-0 936

11 Utah 2-0 905

12 Texas 1-1 877

13 Penn State 2-0 781

14 Wisconsin 2-0 714

15 Oregon 1-1 677

16 Texas A&M 1-1 643

17 UCF 2-0 544

18 Michigan State 2-0 495

19 Iowa 2-0 473

20 Washington State 2-0 343

21 Maryland 2-0 207

22 Boise State 2-0 164

23 Washington 1-1 161

24 USC 2-0 137

25 Virginia 2-0 122