Following its 45-6 victory at Massachusetts, the Indiana football team is 2-0 for the eighth time in the last nine seasons. The Hoosiers return home to face Ball State (1-1) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15. Kickoff is set for 8:01 p.m. EDT and BTN will broadcast the game.
Ball State opened the season with a 37-26 conference victory over Eastern Michigan on Aug. 30 before falling at No. 12 Clemson last weekend.
Kevin Wilson is in his second season as head coach at Indiana. Wilson spent the 2002-10 seasons at Oklahoma, where he served as co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach from 2002-05 and as offensive coordinator and tight ends and fullbacks coach from 2006-10. OU played in seven Big 12 Title games in Wilson's nine years, going 6-1 in those appearances. His offenses were vital to accumulating an overall record of 99-24 (.805) during his time in Norman, including seven 10-win seasons.
Pete Lembo is 7-7 is his second season on the Ball State sideline. Lembo spent 2006-10 at Elon, where he posted a 35-22 mark. From 2001-05, he recorded a 44-14 record at Lehigh and owns an overall record of 86-43.
NEWS & NOTES
Indiana has won four of the six games in the all-time series against Ball State.
IU owns a 36-7-1 (.830) all-time mark against Mid-American Conference opponents.
The Hoosiers are 23-9 (.719) in regular-season non-conference games since the start of the 2004 season.
Indiana junior defensive back Greg Heban graduated from Delta High School in Muncie, Ind.
IU defensive graduate assistant Bryant Haines was a four-year starting linebacker at Ball State (2005-08).
The Hoosiers totaled 606 yards of offense in their victory over UMass, marking the first time an IU team has surpassed 600 yards since Oct. 6, 2001, at Wisconsin (631 yards).
Indiana rushed for 331 yards, the second time the team has surpassed 300 yards in Kevin Wilson's tenure. IU collected 319 yards against Northwestern on Oct. 29, 2011.