INDIANA FOOTBALL NOTES VS. IOWA
(INDIANA SPORTS INFORMATION)
IOWA (4-1, 1-1) AT INDIANA (4-2, 1-2)
Kickoff: Noon EDT Date: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 Location: Memorial Stadium (52,656; FieldTurf) – Bloomington, Ind. TV: ESPN2: Beth Mowins (p-b-p), Anthony Becht (analyst) & Rocky Boiman (sideline) Radio: IU Radio Network; Sirius 94, XM 195, Internet 957: Don Fischer, Buck Suhr & Joe Smith.
IU STAT LEADERS:
Peyton Ramsey: 141-211, 1361 Yds, 11 TD, 5 INT
Stevie Scott: 107-528, 4 TD, 4.9 Avg
Nick Westbrook: 20-269, 2 TD, 13.4 Avg
S J. Crawford: 32 T, 1 S, 3 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR
LB Dameon Willis Jr.: 31 T, 2 TFL
LB Reakwon Jones: 24 T, 1 S, 4.5 TFL, 1 FR
IOWA STAT LEADERS
Nate Stanley: 87-141, 1153 Yds, 9 TD, 4 INT
Toren Young: 54-286, 2 TD, 5.3 Avg
Noah Fant: 19-196, 5 TD, 10.3 Avg
LB Jack Hockaday: 33 T, 1 TFL, 1 PBU
LB Amani Hooker.: 28 T, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 4 PBU
DL Anthony Nelson: 18 T, 5 S, 5 TFL
SETTING THE SCENE • Indiana (4-2, 1-2 B1G East) welcomes RV/RV Iowa (4-1, 1-1 B1G West) for IU’s 106th Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is set for noon EDT at Memorial Stadium (52,656; FieldTurf) on ESPN2. • The Hoosiers own a 44-55-6 record on Homecoming. • Indiana will host UI for the 18th time on Homecoming and the first time since 1998, a 14-7 victory on Oct. 17. • The Hawkeyes hold a 9-7-1 edge in the previous 17 meetings. • Iowa holds a 44-28-4 advantage in the all-time series and a 20-18-1 lead in Bloomington. • IU is 6-3 over its last nine games, including a 3-1 home mark.
THE COACHES • Tom Allen was named Indiana’s head coach on Dec. 1, 2016, and made his debut at the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl. The New Castle, Ind., native joined IU as associate head coach/defense on Jan. 15, 2016. Over his first two years, the Hoosiers were the most improved nationally in total defense and passing defense, the sixth-most improved in third down defense and the ninth-most improved in points per game allowed. (full bio on page 18) • Kirk Ferentz is 147-98 (.600) in his 20th season at Iowa. He is the school’s all-time winningest coach and sits fifth in Big Ten history. Ferentz served as Maine’s head coach (1990-92) and owns a 159-119 (.572) career record.
NEWS & NOTES • Indiana leads the Big Ten and shares seventh nationally with 13 takeaways. • The Hoosiers share first in the conference and 13th in the country with six fumble recoveries and share third in the league and 20th in the nation with seven interceptions. • Eight different defenders have forced a fumble, seven have an interception and six have a fumble recovery. • IU recorded three takeaways for the third time this season at No. 3 Ohio State and it has reached the mark nine times in 31 games with Tom Allen running the defense. • Indiana has 11 10-plus play scoring drives (7 TDs, 4 FGs) this year, which shares fifth nationally. • Redshirt junior Nick Westbrook carded his fourth career 100-yard game and his first of 2018 with 109 yards on five receptions against the Buckeyes. • Fifth-year senior J-Shun Harris II caught a career-high eight passes for a career-best 104 yards, his first career 100-yard game, to give the Hoosiers two over the century mark for the first time since the 2017 finale. • Stevie Scott (528 yards) is the seventh IU true freshman back to reach 500 yards in a single season. • Indiana has played 38 underclassmen in 2018, tied for the eighth-most in the country. • IU is the 19th youngest team in the country and the fourth youngest in the Big Ten. Seventy-seven of the 116 (66.4 percent) Hoosiers are underclassmen (55 freshmen – 31 true, 22 sophomores).