GAME FOUR: Hoosiers Head to Northwestern

    Go Hoosiers! Head Coach Kevin Wilson
    Go Hoosiers!
    Head Coach Kevin Wilson
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 24, 2012


    Indiana (2-1, 0-0 B1G) vs. Northwestern (4-0, 0-0 B1G)
     Date Saturday, September 29, 2012
     Time 11 a.m. CDT/Noon EDT
     Location Evanston, Ill. - Ryan Field (47,130)
     Television BTN (Kevin Kugler & Chris Martin)
     Radio IU Radio Network (Affiliates)
    Game Notes Indiana | Northwestern | Big Ten
    Live Stats Gametracker
     Social Media @IUCoachWilson | @HoosierFootball

    Coming off its bye week, the Indiana football team (2-1) travels to Evanston for the first time since 2009 to face Northwestern (4-0) on Saturday, Sept. 29. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CDT/noon EDT and BTN will broadcast the game from Ryan Field (47,130; Natural Grass).

    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.

    • Pat Fitzgerald is in his seventh season as head coach at Northwestern and owns a 44-36 (.550) record. Fitzgerald starred at linebacker for the Wildcats (1993-96) and has guided NU to four straight bowl games.

    • Indiana sophomore QB Cameron Coffman made his first career start against Ball State and went 24-of-35 (68.6 percent) for 251 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters of action.

    • True freshman QB Nate Sudfeld earned co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for his performance against Ball State. Entering the game in the fourth quarter, he finished 13-of-20 for 172 yards with two TDs.

    • Sudfeld is just the third true freshman QB to play at IU (Steve Bradley - 1977, Tre Roberson - 2011).

    • The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten in passing offense (326.0-13th nationally) and are second in total offense (538.3). IU is also one of just 11 teams perfect in red zone scoring, going 12-for-12 with 10 touchdowns.

    • For just the sixth time in school history, Indiana went over 500 yards in back-to-back games. The Hoosiers collected 558 against Ball State and 606 at UMass.

    • IU head coach Kevin Wilson was Northwestern's offensive coordinator from 1999-2001.

    • Wilson worked with Pat Fitzgerald in 2001, as Fitzgerald coached NU's secondary.

    • Assistant offensive coordinator Kevin Johns served two stints with the Wildcats (1999-2001, 2004-10).

    • Northwestern wide receivers coach Dennis Springer spent the 2008-10 seasons on IU's coaching staff.

    • NU leads the all-time series, 45-34-1, including a 26-16-1 edge in Evanston.

    • Seven of the last games between the two teams have been decided by seven points or less. Those seven contests were decided by a combined 26 points with two extending into overtime.

    • Indiana coaches will wear Coach to Cure MD patches to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Fans are encouraged to donate online at or donate $5 by texting CURE to 90999.




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