INDIANA VS. BALL STATE FOOTBALL NOTES
INDIANA SPORTS INFORMATION
BALL STATE (1-1) AT INDIANA (2-0)
Kickoff: Noon EDT
Date: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Location: Memorial Stadium (52,656; FieldTurf) – Bloomington, Ind.
TV: BTN: Chris Denari (p-b-p) & Bobby Carpenter (analyst)
Radio: IU Radio Network; Sirius 205, XM 207, Internet 967: Don Fischer, Buck Suhr & Joe Smith
INDIANA STAT LEADERS:
Peyton Ramsey: 36-49, 306 Yds, 5 TD, 2 INT
Stevie Scott: 51-274, 1 TD, 5.4 Avg
Donavan Hale: 8-116, 3 TD, 14.5 Avg
S J. Crawford: 10 T, 1 INT, 1 FF
LB Dameon Willis Jr.: 12 T, 1 TFL
LB Reakwon Jones: 8 T, 1.5 TFL
BALL STATE STAT LEADERS:
Riley Neal: 46-80, 439 Yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
James Gilbert: 33-172, 1 TD, 5.2 Avg
Justin Hall: 11-109, 0 TD, 9.9 Avg
LB Jacob White: 13 T, 1 Sack, 3.5 TFL, 2 PBU
LB Jaylin Thomas: 13 T, 1.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 QBH
LB Ray Wilborn: 10 T, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 1 QBH
SETTING THE SCENE • Indiana (2-0) closes out its non-conference slate when it welcomes Ball State (1-1) to Memorial Stadium (52,656; FieldTurf) on Saturday, Sept. 15. Kickoff is set for noon EDT on BTN. • The Hoosiers earned a 30-20 victory the last time the two teams met on Sept. 10, 2016, in Bloomington. • IU is 38-9-1 (.802) all-time against Mid-American Conference opponents. • Indiana has won 13 of its last 14 regular season non-conference games, including five straight overall, nine of the last 10 at home and five consecutive on the road.
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 17) • Mike Neu is 7-19 in his third season as Ball State head coach. Neu, a former BSU quarterback and the 1993 MAC Offensive Player of the Year, served as the New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach in 2014 and 2015.
NEWS & NOTES • Indiana is looking to start 3-0 for the 17th time in program history. • IU opened 2-0 for the third time in four seasons. • The Hoosiers improved to 41-18 in Memorial Stadium openers with wins in 15 of their last 17 and 32 of their last 37 after their 20-16 victory over Virginia last weekend. • Stevie Scott earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors. • He rushed for 204 yards on 31 carries (6.6 average) with his first career touchdown, a 40-yarder. • His 204 yards are the second-most for an Indiana true freshman back, three shy of Anthony Thompson’s mark set vs. Wisconsin on Nov. 1, 1986. • Scott leads all freshmen nationally with 51 carries (T-5th overall) and is second with 274 rushing yards (T-8th). • IU limited UVA to 294 total yards and just 106 through the air. • Nine Hoosiers combined for nine tackles for loss against the Cavaliers. • Senior safety Jonathan Crawford made his 40th career start in the contest. He has started every game since his arrival on campus. • Eighteen Indiana freshmen (10 true, 8 redshirt) have seen the field through two games. • 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).