Football

    Inside the 2010 Football Hoosiers

    Go Hoosiers! True freshman running back Matt Perez and the Hoosiers opened preseason camp on August 6.
    Go Hoosiers!
    True freshman running back Matt Perez and the Hoosiers opened preseason camp on August 6.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 9, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - With under a month to go until the season opener and three practices in the books, IUHoosiers.com is taking a look inside the 2010 Indiana football team. The Hoosiers open the year against Towson at Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

    138,000 square footage of the North End Zone Student-Athlete Development Center. The two-year project was completed in August of 2009 for football and administrative personnel. The Hoosier football program enjoys spacious new offices, position and staff meeting rooms and a team auditorium, all equipped with state-of-the art technology. At the heart of the new structure is the Student-Athlete Physical Development Center, one of the largest strength and conditioning centers in the country. Indiana's Henke Hall of Champions celebrates greats from all sports and is located on the top level of the North End Zone Student-Athlete Development Center. It features museum-quality displays and a large banquet area where Hoosier fans can gather to celebrate the past, present and future of IU Athletics. A 425-seat club section is located directly in front of the Henke Hall of Champions. Fans can enjoy the chairback seating and food, beverage and all the amenities the Henke Hall of Champions has to offer.

    41,833 Indiana had the third-largest one-year percentage increase in average attendance in 2009, increasing by 10,051 to 41,833. It marked the Hoosiers largest home attendance since 1992 (44,074) and the first time they exceeded 40,000 since the same year. IU also sold out an expanded student section twice, against Ohio State (11,000 seats) and again against Purdue (15,200 seats). The Purdue total was the fourth-largest student section in Memorial Stadium history and the largest since 1989.

    25,800 square footage of the new academic center in the football complex. Previously located in a 3,000 square foot area in Assembly Hall, the new center is located on the East side of Memorial Stadium and opened this season. The academic center adds state-of-the-art technology and equipment in a convenient location for all Hoosier student-athletes. It is the fourth-largest academic center in the Big Ten.

     

     

    25,000 square footage of the Student-Athlete Physical Development Center in the North End Zone Student-Athlete Development Center - one of the largest weight rooms in the nation. The center is located on the bottom level of the new facility with glass windows looking out to the field. It is nearly five times the size of the previous weight room and all Hoosier varsity sports have access to the center.

    2,941 passing yards for quarterback Ben Chappell in 2009. The fifth-year senior's total is the 12th-best among returning quarterbacks nationally and the most in the Big Ten. Chappell enters 2010 in the top 10 on IU's career lists for completion percentage (.599 - 1st), passing yardage (3,956 - 8th), completions (349 - 7th), attempts (583 - 8th), passing touchdowns (21 - 9th), total offense (4,022 - 10th), 300-yard games (three - 3rd) and 200-yard games (nine - 6th).

    2,175-184-11 yards, receptions and touchdowns combined for Tandon Doss, Damarlo Belcher and Terrance Turner in 2009. Their combined yardage is the sixth-most for a returning trio nationally, while their 184 receptions rank fifth and their 11 touchdowns share 18th. Doss paced the team with 962 yards and 77 receptions as a sophomore and shared the team lead with five TDs. Belcher matched Doss with five scores and finished second with 61 catches and 770 yards as a sophomore. Turner, who is the elder statesman of the group entering 2010 as a fifth-year senior, added 46 catches for 443 yards and one touchdown.

    1,732 combined receiving yards for Tandon Doss and Damarlo Belcher in 2009. The total ranked second in Hoosier history and second in the Big Ten. Doss finished second in the league and 30th nationally in yards per game (80.2) and second on Indiana's single-season yardage list (962). Belcher ranked sixth in the Big Ten with 64.2 yards per game and 13th on IU's single-season yardage list (770).

    607 yards rushing in nine games by Darius Willis as a redshirt freshman last season, the most by an IU freshman since Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis (938) in 2003. Willis paced the team and led the way with 67.4 yards per game, a 4.9 average, 123 attempts and six scores. His per game average ranked eighth among freshmen nationally and second among freshmen in the Big Ten. He was selected to the ESPN.com and Rivals.com All-Big Ten freshman teams.

    262.4 passing yards per game in Big Ten contests for the Hoosiers last season, which ranked second in the league. In Big Ten games only, quarterback Ben Chappell led the league in passing yards per game (261.2) and attempts (303), placed second in passing touchdowns (14), and third in completions (183), total offense per game (261.5) and completion percentage (60.4). Chappell ranked second in the Big Ten (overall games) in completions (268), third in passing yards per game (245.1), completion percentage (62.6) and attempts (428), and fourth in total offense per game (244.1). The IU offense finished fourth in the Big Ten in pass offense (247.9).

    138 combined catches for Tandon Doss and Damarlo Belcher in 2009. The total ranked first in Hoosier history and third in the Big Ten. Doss finished third in the league and tied for 22nd nationally in catches per game (6.64) and second on Indiana's single-season receptions list with 77. Belcher ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 5.08 grabs per game and shared fourth on Indiana's single-season receptions list with 61. The sophomores became the first duo in IU history to each collect 60-plus receptions and 700-plus yards in a season.

    98 number of sophomore defensive lineman Adam Replogle. The lone true freshman to play for the Hoosiers last season, Replogle 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 conference. The brother of Hoosier senior linebacker, Tyler, played in all 12 games and started the final 11 at defensive tackle and added 32 tackles and five tackles for loss.

    97 number of sophomore defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr. As a redshirt freshman, Black earned a spot on the Sporting News freshman All-America and All-Big Ten teams. He finished fourth on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss (27 yards), which ranked second among freshmen defensive tackles and shared third among all freshmen players in the Big Ten. Black, who started each of the team's 12 games, made 29 tackles and recorded 1.5 sacks.

    95 career wins for Indiana head coach Bill Lynch in 17 seasons as a head coach. Lynch owns a 95-90-3 (.513) overall record. He is in his fourth year as Hoosier head coach and has 32 years of coaching experience in the state of Indiana. In his three seasons, the Hoosiers reached the postseason and won seven games in a season for the first time since 1993 and won the Old Oaken Bucket for the first time since 2001. IU has boasted three All-Americans, three second-round and five total NFL Draft picks, nine All-Big Ten selections, one Academic All-American and 52 Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

    87.1 percent or 3,814 yards from last season's 4,380 yards of total offense returns this year. The Hoosiers only lose 443 of 1,403 rushing yards and 123 of 2,975 receiving yards.

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