Matte, Replogle Building on Early Success
April 14, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Two of the Hoosiers young guns along the offensive and defensive lines talked to IUHoosiers.com. Center Will Matte and defensive lineman Adam Replogle filled voids on their respective lines as freshmen last season and are poised to improve on their successes as sophomores.
Matte was named freshman All-Big Ten by Sporting News and recognized as a CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America honorable mention selection in 2009. He started all 12 games at center and allowed just one sack.
As a unit, the offensive line allowed just 16 sacks on the season, a total that ranked second in the Big Ten and shared 28th nationally. The front five surrendered one sack per 27.5 pass attempts, which ranked second in the Big Ten, and the Hoosiers finished second in conference games only with 262.4 passing yards per game.
Replogle, the only true freshman to play for the Hoosiers in 2009, appeared in all 12 games and started the final 11 contests of the season at defensive tackle. The Centerville, Ohio, native earned a spot on the CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America third team.
He finished third on the team with four sacks (16 yards), which ranked second among freshmen defensive tackles and third among all freshmen players in the Big Ten. Replogle added five tackles for loss (18 yards) and 32 tackles, 16 solo.
The Indiana football team will close 2010 spring practice with its annual Cream & Crimson Spring Game on Saturday, April 17. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and the event is free at Memorial Stadium.
The stadium will open at 5 p.m. and fans are asked to sit in the East stands. Parking and tailgating will be available for free in the Orange Lot beginning at 1 p.m.
Fans will have the option to cheer for the Cream or the Crimson this season. Two entrances - one for the Cream fans and one for the Crimson fans - will be open on the East side of Memorial Stadium.
The first 3,000 fans will receive a free Cream or Crimson T-shirt. Complimentary rosters will be available and the marketing department will be on hand to pass out the T-shirts, schedule cards and posters.
If you can't make it to The Rock, the game will be broadcast on WHCC 105.1 FM by Jeremy Gray.
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