Week Two Pits Hoosiers vs. Navy in Bloomington
Sep 3, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Following its 73-35 victory over Indiana State, the Indiana football team welcomes Navy to Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the first time since 1986. Kickoff is set for 6:01 p.m. EDT and BTN will broadcast the game.
IU and Navy will meet for the fourth time overall, the second straight season and the third time in Bloomington. The Hoosiers won the previous two home meetings in 1985 (38-35) and 1986 (52-29), while the Midshipmen earned a 31-30 victory in Annapolis on Oct. 20, 2012. Navy is the only service academy IU has ever faced.
Ken Niumatalolo is 40-26 (.606) in his sixth season as head coach at Navy. Niumatalolo's 40 wins are the most in school history by a head coach in his first five years.
NEWS & NOTES
The Hoosiers posted 319 yards passing and 313 yards rushing, marking the first time in program history the team has gained 300-plus yards through the air and on the ground in the same game.
IU's 632 yards of total offense are the third-most in program history.
Indiana's 10 touchdowns are the most on record, with statistics available since 1949.
The Hoosiers 45 points in the first half are the most on record.
IU averaged 61 seconds on its nine TD drives through the first three quarters.
The game produced Memorial Stadium records for points scored by a team (73), combined points scored (108), total yards (632) and touchdowns (10).
Indiana's defense picked off one pass, recovered one fumble, recorded four sacks and seven tackles for loss, and forced the Sycamores into 10 three-and-outs.
Shane Wynn had three touches that all resulted in touchdowns. Wynn is the first Hoosier to catch a pair of TDs and return a punt for six points since Rob Turner in 1990 against Missouri.
Wynn is the first IU player and the sixth active FBS player to record at least one kick return, punt return and receiving TD in his career.
Tevin Coleman posted a career-best 169 rushing yards on 14 carries (12.1 average) with two touchdowns. His 169 yards were the most for a running back in a season opener since Alex Smith in 1996 (174 vs. Toledo).
Despite that total, IU only has 10 seniors, which is the fourth fewest number in the county.
The Hoosiers played eight true freshmen in their season-opening victory, including TE Danny Friend and RB Laray Smith on offense, and DT Darius Latham, DE David Kenney, LBs T.J. Simmons, Clyde Newton and Marcus Oliver, and S Antonio Allen on defense, and 13 redshirt freshmen.
Indiana played 16 true freshmen in 2011, tied for the third-most in the country.
Additionally, 16 redshirt freshmen saw action. The 32 total freshmen were the highest total in the nation.
IU played 11 true freshmen and five redshirt freshmen in 2012.
In 2012, 24 of the 35 starters were underclassmen - 13 on offense and 11 on defense - including 21 sophomores, one redshirt freshman and two true freshmen.
IU averaged 61 seconds on its first nine touchdown drives and 75 seconds on its 11 scoring drives.
Indiana had five TD drives under 60 seconds (:51, :51, :07, :57, :43), and two more under 90 seconds (:61, :67). All seven drives took four plays or fewer.
The Hoosiers ran one play every 23.1 seconds.
In 2012, IU had 12 TD drives under 60 seconds, 23 TD drives under 90 seconds, 11 of which covered at least 70 yards in six-or-fewer plays. Indiana also had 17 TD drives of five plays or fewer.
The Hoosiers ran one play every 20.3 seconds.
Thirty-seven of Indiana's final 44 scoring drives (29 TDs) and 44 overall (34 TDs) took three minutes or less.
COUNTING ON COLEMAN
Coleman set career-bests with 14 carries (tied), 169 yards, two touchdowns, a 12.1 average and 212 all-purpose yards (43 kick return).
He carded a 34-yard TD in the first, a 20-yard TD in the third and added a career-long 58-yarder in the third.
Coleman's 169 yards were the most for an IU running back in a season opener since Alex Smith in 1996 (174 vs. Toledo).
In 2012, Coleman rushed for 225 yards on 51 rushes (4.4 average) with one score and finished third on the team with 840 all-purpose yards and 70.0 per game.
He led the team with 566 yards on 24 kick returns with a 96-yard touchdown. His 23.6 average ranked third in the Big Ten.
At Northwestern, Coleman returned three kicks for 138 yards (46.0) with the 96-yard TD. He joined teammate Shane Wynn (2011) as the only two IU true freshmen to deliver a kick return touchdown.
Coleman played at Oak Forest (Ill.) High School, where he was named the Pepsi-Cola/Southtown Star, the South Suburban Conference and the Daily Southtown Player of the Year in 2011.
GONE WITH THE WYNN
Wynn scored all three times he touched the ball, as he added 43- and 3-yard touchdown receptions.
In 2012, Wynn finished with a team-high 68 receptions, which ranks fourth on Indiana's sing-leseason list, for 660 yards (second on the team) and six touchdowns (tied for first on the team).
He added 180 yards on eight kick returns and was second on the team with 863 all-purpose yards. Wynn's 1,195 kick return yards are seventh on IU's career list.
The Cleveland native finished second in the Big Ten in receptions per game (5.7), tied for fourth in receiving TDs and eighth in yards per game (55.0).
Wynn led the team in catches seven times and in yardage five times and hauled in eight 20-yard receptions, including three over 50 (76-TD, 71-TD, 52).
He recorded his first career 100-yard game and reached 70 yards six times. Wynn caught 12 passes twice, which shared the Big Ten mark for the most in a single game in 2012 and is tied for fifth on Indiana's single-game list.
The 5-7, 170-pounder set career-highs with 12 grabs for 108 yards at Penn State. He also added 12 receptions for 70 yards and a score vs. Michigan State.
His 1,015 kick return yards in 2011 were an Indiana true freshman record, second on the single-season list (one yard short of first), fifth on the Big Ten's single-season list, ninth on the school's career list and the sixth-most nationally (second among true freshmen).
Wynn set an IU true freshman single-season all-purpose yardage mark and became just the third true freshman to lead the Hoosiers in all-purpose yards.
BOLSER-ING THE OFFENSE
Bolser picked up right here he left off in 2012 against Indiana State, where he posted a career-high-tying six catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cincinnati native scored twice for the second time in his career. He has 11 TDs overall, extending his IU tight end record, and he has found the end zone first to open two seasons (2010, 2013).
Bolser became the third tight end in school history and the 36th player overall to reach 1,000 career receiving yards, joining Bob Stephenson (1,252 from 1978-81) and Dave Lilja (1,045 from 1984-86).
He now has 1,095 yards (31st all-time), the record 11 touchdowns and 88 receptions, which is second to Stephenson (115).
Bolser finished fourth on the team with 41 receptions and 445 yards, both career-highs, and three TDs (tied for fourth) in 2012. He picked up first downs or scores on 27 of his 41 grabs (65.9 percent).
The Indian Hill H.S. graduate sat second in the Big Ten and 15th nationally among tight ends in catches and third in the Big Ten in yardage.
Bolser's receptions and yardage rank third on IU's tight end single-season list.
He matched a career-high with six receptions against Iowa and set a career mark with 82 yards.
In 2010, Bolser broke out as a redshirt freshman, where he caught 27 passes for 407 yards with five touchdowns and an average of 15.1 yards per reception.
He set an Indiana tight end record, ranked first nationally among freshman tight ends and tied for seventh nationally among all tight ends in scores.
Bolser posted Hoosier freshman tight end records in catches and yards, and he finished with the sixth-most yards all-time in a single season among IU tight ends.
He was named to Rivals.com and Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America teams.
The 6-6, 252-pounder collected the most yards for an Indiana tight end since 1991 (Rod Coleman) and the most receptions since 1992 (Ross Hales).
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