Matte, Replolge Named UMass Game Captains
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Seniors Will Matte and Adam Replogle will serve as captains for the second straight game when Indiana travels to Massachusetts on Saturday. The duo has combined to fill the game captain role a combined 23 times previously in their careers, 13 times for Replogle and 10 for Matte.
Matte, a fifth-year center from Wheaton, Ill., has been a mainstay on the Hoosier offensive line since his arrival in Bloomington. His efforts have not gone unnoticed by the national awards pundits, earning a spot on the Rimington Trophy Watch List this preseason. Matte has 34 career starts, including his first 32 games.
Replogle, a defensive tackle, has appeared in all 37 games in his career and has started the last 36. He recorded his 11th career sack with six tackles in the team's season opener. Replogle was elected a 2011 season captain.
After opening the 2012 campaign with a 24-17 victory over Indiana State, the Indiana football team (1-0) hits the road for the first time to take on Massachusetts (0-1). Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.
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