Inside The Numbers - Iowa
Oct. 21, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Facing its first Legends Division opponent, the Indiana football team (1-6, 0-3 Big Ten) will meet Iowa (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) at Kinnick Stadium (70,585) on Saturday, Oct. 22. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CDT/noon EDT and the BTN will broadcast the game.
The Hawkeyes defeated Northwestern, 41-31, on Saturday to even their Big Ten record at 1-1 following a 13-3 loss at Penn State. Iowa posted a 3-1 mark in non-conference play.
Eric Collins (play-by-play), Chris Martin (analyst) and Dionne Miller (sideline) will call the game. The game can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network, Sirius 117 and XM 196 with Don Fischer (play-by-play), Buck Suhr (analyst) and Joe Smith (pre-game, halftime and post-game) on the call.
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Forcing The Issue
IU has nine fumble recoveries and four interceptions in 2011. The Hoosiers recovered four fumbles with eight interceptions all of last year.
Indiana is tied for third in the Big Ten in takeaways (tied for 33rd nationally) and ranks second in fumble recoveries (tied for ninth nationally).
The Hoosiers have forced at least two turnovers in a game four times this season.
IU has scored 40 points off of the turnovers, including a 31-yard interception return by linebacker Mark Murphy and a 54-yard fumble return by cornerback Lawrence Barnett.
With two fumble recoveries and two INTs against Virginia, Indiana forced four turnovers for the first time since its trip to Penn State on Nov. 14, 2009.
The Hoosiers added three takeaways apiece at North Texas and against Penn State. They recovered a pair of fumbles with one INT in each game.
For the third straight game and fourth time overall in 2011, IU recovered a pair of fumbles against Illinois.
Frosh In The Game
Wide receivers Jay McCants, Cody Latimer and Shane Wynn, safeties Mark Murphy and Forisse Hardin, running back D'Angelo Roberts, cornerbacks Michael Hunter, Kenny Mullen and Nick Stoner, long snapper Matt Dooley, offensive linemen Bernard Taylor and Peyton Eckert, tight end Jake Reed, quarterback Tre Roberson, linebacker Mike Replogle and defensive end Bobby Richardson have made their debuts this season.
Taylor (five), Murphy (four), Eckert (three), Hardin (twice), Richardson (twice), Latimer and Roberts have each started at least once. IU has also started six redshirt freshmen and played 10 overall this season.
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