Hoosiers Return to Gridiron Saturday vs. Bowling Green
Sept. 10, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Welcoming its third straight opponent to Memorial Stadium, the Indiana football team hosts Bowling Green on Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon EDT and ESPNU will broadcast the game.
The Hoosiers and Falcons are meeting for the first time. IU owns a 36-8-1 (.811) all-time mark against Mid-American Conference opponents.
Dave Clawson is 24-28 (.462) in his fifth season as head coach at Bowling Green. Clawson owns an overall mark of 82-77 (.516) with previous stops at Richmond (2004-07) and Fordham (1999-2003).
NEWS & NOTES
IU leads the country with 10 touchdown passes, tops the Big Ten in scoring (54.0-8th nationally) and passing efficiency (181.2-13th), and ranks second in the league in passing (341.0-13th) and total offense (556.5-16th).
TE Ted Bolser shares the top spot nationally with four touchdown catches. His scores are first, 11 receptions are tied for second and 134 yards are third among tight ends nationally.
Bolser and WR Kofi Hughes both sit in the top 10 in the conference in receptions and yards per game. Bolser (5.5, 67.0) ranks sixth and eighth, tops among tight ends, while Hughes (4.5, 85.5) comes in at 10th and fifth.
Nate Sudfeld set career-highs against Navy with 31 completions, 42 attempts, 363 passing yards and 398 total yards to go along with four touchdowns, matching the career-high he set in week one.
Sudfeld is tied for second nationally with eight touchdown passes, first in the Big Ten in pass efficiency (193.7-11th nationally), second in total offense (308.5-23rd) and third in passing (291.0-21st).
He is the first Indiana quarterback with back-to-back four TD games since Blake Powers in 2005.
The Hoosiers finished the Navy game with 363 passing yards, making it back-to-back games of 300-or-more yards through the air. Going back to 2012, IU has four consecutive games of 300-plus passing yards.
Tevin Coleman leads the Big Ten and is 15th nationally with 170.0 all-purpose yards per game.
The Hoosiers offensive line has not allowed a sack in 73 pass attempts this season.
Mitch Ewald shares second nationally with 15 extra points. He moved into first place on IU's career list with 120. Ewald is the program's career field goal percentage leader, third in field goals (45) and fourth in points (255).
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