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    Hoosiers Prepare for Kentucky

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    September 15, 2003

    SERIES HISTORY
    Indiana owns a slight 17-15-1 edge in the all-time series between these two teams. The Wildcats have won seven of the last eight meetings. Indiana last won in 2001 with a 26-15 win at Memorial Stadium on December 1.

    Indiana is 9-4-1 against Kentucky at home with an 8-4 mark at Memorial Stadium.


    LAST MEETING
    Last season saw these two teams battle during a rain storm in Lexington and the Wildcats scored 13 points in the fourth quarter en route to a 27-17 victory.

    Kentucky jumped out to a 14-0 lead on touchdowns from Aaron Boone and Artose Pinner. But IU answered with 17 unanswered points on touchdowns by Glenn Johnson and Joe Gonzalez and a Bryan Robertson field goal.

    Charles Harp gave Kentucky a 21-17 lead with a six yard touchdown reception and Quentus Cumby capped it off with an 82-yard interception return with 2:46 left in the contest.

    Yamar Washington posted 163 yards rushing while Courtney Roby hauled in 101 receiving yards.

    Pinner led the 'Cats with 141 yards on the ground and Jared Lorenzen was 19-32 for 183 yards and three touchdowns.


    TRENDS IN THE SERIES
    Indiana has had some success on the ground against Kentucky rushing for 160, 215, 232, 179 and 168 yards in the last five meetings. The Hoosiers have gained over 200 yards through the air just twice in the last five games.

    The Wildcats have passed for over 300 yards in four of the last five meetings with the Hoosiers. The 'Cats ground attack has produced over 100 yards just twice in those five contests.


    INDIANA VS. THE SEC
    Indiana owns a 25-18-1 mark against SEC teams. The Hoosiers have faced Kentucky 33 times, Florida once, LSU three times, Mississippi State three times, South Carolina once, Tennessee once and Vanderbilt twice.


    LAST SEASON AT HOME
    Indiana won its first three home games last season over William & Mary, Central Michigan and Wisconsin. In those three wins, the Hoosiers outgained the opposition, 1,204-1,031 and outscored the opposition, 96-75.


    MAKING PROGRESS ON THE GROUND
    To gauge the success the Hoosiers are having on the ground this season one most understand how rushing statistics are kept in college football. A quarterback sack in the collegiate game results in negative rushing yards for a team. If you remove the eight sacks that resulted in 47 negative yards, Indiana has rushed for a total of 451 yards on 123 carries, an average of 3.67 yards per carry.

    Against Indiana State the Hoosiers gained a net of 196 yards on the ground and averaged a season-best four yards per carry.


    ESTABLISHING THE RUN
    Indiana carried the ball 49 times last weekend. Last season the Hoosiers carried the ball that many times or more just twice (56 vs. Northwestern and 51 vs. Central Michigan)


    RETURN GAME
    Indiana posted 147 kick return yards last weekend, an average of 49 yards per return. It was the top return yardage game for the Hoosiers under Coach DiNardo.


    LORENZEN'S SIZE COMPARED TO IU
    Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen weighs in at 260 pounds. The Hoosiers starting front four on defense averages 264.5 pounds per player.


    KEEP YOUR PROGRAM HANDY
    A total of 64 players have played this season for the Hoosiers. Here is a breakdown by class of those players that have played this season:

    Seniors 6

    Juniors 19

    Sophomores 17

    Redshirt Freshmen 10

    True Freshmen 11


    NEWCOMERS A KEY FOR INDIANA
    New faces factor heavily into Indiana's plans this season, evidenced by the fact that a total of 12 true freshmen have already seen game action. When the 10 redshirt freshmen who have played this year are included, a total of 22 Hoosiers have seen their first career action this season.

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis looks to continue his solid play when the Hoosiers host Kentucky Saturday.


    TRUE FRESHMEN WHO HAVE PLAYED
    Player GP

    Lance Bennett 3

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis 3

    Cleo Harbison 3

    Cedric Henry 3

    Ben Ishola 3

    Chris Mangiero 1

    Will Meyers 3

    Casey Nowinski 2

    Jake Powers 3

    Chris Rudanovic 2

    Ryan Skelton 2

    Joel Stubblefield 3


    REDSHIRT FRESHMEN WHO HAVE PLAYED
    Scott Anderson 3

    Tyson Beattie 3

    Justin Frye 3

    Jahkeen Gilmore 1

    Troy Grosfield 3

    Andy Halterman 3

    Kenny Kendal 3

    Graeme McFarland 3

    Matt O'Neal 3

    Alex Stscherban 3


    YOUNG GUNS IN THE SECONDARY
    Against Indiana State the Hoosiers started three freshmen in the secondary, Will Meyers, Cedric Henry and Ryan Skelton.


    MEYERS MAKING AN IMPACT
    While injuries have decimated the secondary, they have opened a window for true freshman Will Meyers. A native of Chesterfield, Mo., Meyers saw a good deal of action against Connecticut, then shined against Washington, making a team-best 13 tackles and recovering a fumble that he forced. He followed that up with eight tackles, including two for loss, two forced fumbles and a sack against Indiana State.

    His last two games have seen him post 21 tackles, three forced fumbles, a sack and a fumble recovery.


    BEATTIE PUNTING WELL
    Redshirt freshman Tyson Beattie has handled the punting duties well to start the season. He had just three punts against Indiana State, but all three were downed inside or at the 10-yard line, including one at the one-yard line and another at the three-yard line.

    Beattie is averaging 37.5 yards per punt this season.


    KICKING OFF THE GROSFIELD WAY
    Kicker Troy Grosfield has quietly done very well in his first two games at the collegiate level. The kicker-turned-receiver-back-to-kicker has kicked off 13 times, recording four touchbacks and limiting the opponents to an average starting field position of the 22 yard line.


    GROSFIELD BY THE NUMBERS
    Opponent Drive Start After Kick

    vs. Indiana State

    Own 33

    Own 21

    Own 20 (touchback)

    Own 20 (touchback)

    Own 18

    Own 23

    vs. Washington

    Own 20 (touchback)

    Own 13

    Own 38

    Own 16

    vs. Connecticut

    Own 17

    Own 20 (touchback)

    Own 26


    LONG DRIVES THIS SEASON
    vs. Indiana State

    Plays Yards Time Result

    14 70 5:33 TD

    11 71 3:54 TD

    10 44 4:35 FG

    vs. Washington

    Plays Yards Time Result

    13 76 4:50 TD

    11 59 5:38 FG

    11 56 3:53 FG

    vs. Connecticut

    Plays Yards Time Result

    10 79 3:45 Downs

    7 76 2:55 TD


    ROBERTSON CONNECTING
    Kicker Bryan Robertson is in the midst of an impressive streak. The junior from Seymour, Ind., has connected on 12 of his last 14 field goal attempts, dating back to last year, with the only two misses being a 45-yarder last season and a scrambling 49-yarder as time was expiring in the first half at Washington.

    He is 6-of-6 on extra points this season and has made his last eight extra point attempts.


    ROBERTSON'S LAST 13 FGA
    Vs. Indiana State 21 yards Good

    At Washington 39 yards Good

    At Washington 49 yards Missed

    At Washington 34 yards Good

    At Connecticut 28 yards Good

    At Purdue 50 yards Good

    Vs. Penn State 45 yards Missed

    At Northwestern 43 yards Good

    Vs. Iowa 23 yards Good

    Vs. Iowa 45 yards Good

    Vs. Wisconsin 32 yards Good

    At Ohio State 49 yards Good

    Vs. Central Michigan 45 yards Good

    At Kentucky 46 yards Good


    GAMES MISSED TO INJURY
    The Hoosiers have missed seven games to injury this season:

    Joe Gonzalez 3 games

    Tyke Spencer 2 games

    Brian Lewis 1 game

    Will Lumpkin 1 game (out for the year)


    INDIANA TEAM CAPTAINS
    Senior running back Brian Lewis and senior safety Joe Gonzalez were selected by their teammates as team captains for 2003.

    The Hoosiers also select game captains each game.

    The team captains wear a "C" on their jerseys, while the game captains wear either an "A" (alternate captain) or an "S" (special teams captain)

    Connecticut

    Glenn Johnson (A), Travis Haney (S)

    Washington

    Duane Stone (A), Will Lumpkin (S)

    Indiana State

    Duane Stone (A), Matt Foss (S)


    NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULING
    The following is a look at the last three Hoosier coaches and how they fared against their non-conference opponents.

    Coach N-C Record IU Record

    Gerry DiNardo 3-4 4-11

    Cam Cameron 6-9 18-37

    Bill Mallory 28-9-2 69-77-3


    IU COACHES IN YEAR TWO
    Head Coach Gerry DiNardo's three wins last season was the most by a first-year IU head coach since 1958 (Phil Dickens with five). Following is a look are how IU head coaches have done in their first two seasons in Bloomington:

    Coach Year One Year Two

    Gerry DiNardo 3-9 --

    Cam Cameron 2-9 4-7

    Bill Mallory 0-11 4-7

    Lee Corso 2-9 1-10

    John Pont 2-8 1-8-1

    Phil Dickens 5-3-1 4-4-1

    Bernie Crimmins 2-7 2-7

    Clyde Smith 2-7 1-8

    Bo McMillin 3-3-2 4-3-1

    Billy Hayes 4-5-1 3-4-1

    Pat Page 3-5 3-4-1

    William Ingram 3-4 4-4

    Ewald Stiehm 2-4-1 5-2

    Clarence Childs 3-4 3-3-1

    James Sheldon 8-1-1 4-2

    James Horne 4-1-2 6-2

    Madison Gonterman 6-2 6-1-1


    NEW FACES ON DEFENSE
    Indiana's top two tacklers are both newcomers to the squad this season. Junior College transfer Josh Moore leads the way with 30 tackles while true freshman Will Meyers ranks second with 28 tackles.


    LOVECCHIO IN EXCLUSIVE FRATERNITY
    Having taken Notre Dame to the 2001 Fiesta Bowl, Matt LoVecchio is one of only four active collegiate quarterbacks to have started in a BCS bowl game.


    ACTIVE QBs WHO STARTED BCS BOWLS
    Brock Berlin Miami

    (2000 Orange Bowl while at Florida)

    Craig Krenzel Ohio State

    (2003 Fiesta Bowl)

    Matt LoVecchio Indiana

    (2001 Fiesta Bowl while at ND)

    Fabian Walker Florida State

    (2003 Sugar Bowl)


    MATT LOVECCHIO'S CAREER STATS
    Passing

    Year G-GS Att. Comp. Int. Yds. TD

    2003 3-3 78 41 1 556 1

    2002 Redshirted

    2001 7-2 69 34 4 287 1

    2000 8-7 125 73 1 980 11

    Career 18-12 272 148 6 1823 13


    TURNOVER MARGIN
    Indiana has a +1 turnover margin this season. The Hoosiers have now intercepted a pass in each of the first three games this season.

    IU Turnovers (Int-Fum) Forced (Int-Fum) +/-

    ISU 0-1 1-2 +2

    Wash 1-1 1-2 +1

    UConn 0-3 1-0 -2

    Totals 1-5 3-4 +1


    INDIANA'S SCHOLARSHIP NUMBERS
    Indiana will take the field on Saturday with 63 players on scholarship.

    With only five scholarship seniors on the 2003 roster and an incoming recruiting class of 25 scholarship players, it won't be until the 2004 season when Indiana is at the NCAA-maximum of 85 scholarship players on the roster.

    The roster breakdown includes the following:

    Year Total Schol. Walk-Ons

    Seniors 8 5 3

    Juniors 22 17 5

    Sophomores 18 13 5

    R. Freshmen 16 8 8

    Freshmen 37 20 17

    Totals 101 63 38

    Total Schol. Walk-Ons

    Offense 45 29 16

    Defense 48 31 17

    Specialists 8 3 5

    Totals 101 63 38


    A SMALL SENIOR CLASS
    Indiana has just eight seniors on its roster: Adam Braucher (K), Matt Calvert (S), Matt Foss (S) Joe Gonzalez (S), Glenn Johnson (WR), Brian Lewis (RB), Duane Stone (CB) and Courtney Young (DL). Only five of the seniors are on scholarship.


    NOT GREEN ANYMORE
    True freshman BenJarvus Green-Ellis recorded his first 100-yard game against Indiana State. Green-Ellis rushed for 107 yards on 20 carries (5.3 yards per carry) and scored two touchdowns.

    Teammate Chris Taylor added 92 yards. Last season Taylor became the first IU true freshman since Alex Smith (1994) to rush for 100 yards in a game.


    ROBY COMING CLOSER TO TOP TEN
    Courtney Roby needs just 120 more receiving yards to crack Indiana's all-time top ten receiving yardage list. He has 1,368 career yards.


    JOHNSON ALSO CLOSING IN ON TOP TEN
    Glenn Johnson needs just 301 more receiving yards to crack Indiana's all-time top ten receiving yardage list. He has 1,187 career yards.


    A LOOK AT TOP CAREER RECEIVING YARDAGE LEADERS
    1. Ernie Jones 2,361 1984-87

    2. Thomas Lewis 2,324 1991-93

    3. Duane Gunn 2,235 1981-83

    4. Jade Butcher 1,810 1967-69

    5. Bill Malinchak 1,686 1963-65

    6. Eddie Baety 1,617 1991-94

    7. Rob Turner 1,603 1987-89

    8. Keith Calvin 1,590 1974-77

    9. Eddie Thomas 1,575 1988-91

    10. Leonard Kenebrew 1,480 1982-84

    11. Kenny Allen 1,434 1984-87

    12. Courtney Roby 1,368 2001-03

    13. Bob Stephenson 1,252 1978-81

    14. Scott McGowan 1,251 1989-92

    15. Ajamu Stoner 1,238 1994-96

    16. Glenn Johnson 1,187 1999-03


    INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PLAYERS
    Indiana's roster features four international players.

    Tyson Beattie, P Attadale, Australia

    Paul Hearn, OL Calgary, Canada

    Martin Lapostolle, DT Montreal, Canada

    Ben Ishola, DE Berlin, Germany

    In addition, defensive end Victor Adeyanju spent much of his childhood in Nigeria before his family moved to Chicago.


    ASTROPLAY IS THE WAY
    Indiana installed AstroPlay as the new playing surface at Memorial Stadium. The $446,000 project comes with a 10-year guarantee and contains 300,000 pounds of ground rubber IU is one of four Big Ten schools playing on modernized artificial turf.


    TRENT GREEN GIVES BACK
    The Indiana Football locker room receives a facelift for the 2003 season, thanks to the generosity of former Hoosier and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green and his wife, and IU alum, Julie (Lentz) Green. The Greens donated the funds to remodel the football lockerroom at Memorial Stadium this summer.

    "My wife (Julie) and I have always wanted to give back to the University. This was a great way for us to do it. It's something we both feel strongly about," Trent Green said. "We just wanted to help be a part of that and get Indiana Football back to a place where we're going to bowl games, winning football games and generating excitement, not only around Bloomington, but also around the entire state in an effort to fill the stadium back up."

    The facelift to the original 1986 facility will include renovating and modernizing the existing space with new carpeting, lighting and a new bulkhead ceiling along with the installation of custom-built oak wood lockers for 105 football players.

    Trent Green, a 1992 graduate from the Kelley School of Business, ranks fourth on the school's all-time passing yardage list with 5,400 career yards. He is also fourth on the school's all-time all-purpose yardage list with 5,916 and ninth with 20 career rushing touchdowns.

     

     

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