GAME NINE: Hoosiers Host Hawkeyes
Oct. 29, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Coming off its first Big Ten victory at Illinois, the Indiana football team (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) faces its third and final opponent from the Legends Division, the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-4, 2-4 Big Ten), on Saturday, Nov. 3. Kickoff is set for 3:42 p.m. EDT at Memorial Stadium (52,929; FieldTurf) and BTN will broadcast the game.
Antwaan Randle El headlines IU Athletics 2012 Hall of Fame Class, which will be recognized at halftime.
Kirk Ferentz is 100-70 (.588) in his 14th season at Iowa. The Hawkeyes have played in 10 bowl games since 2001. Ferentz also served as head coach at Maine from 1990-92 and owns a 112-91 (.552) career record.
NEWS & NOTES
The Hoosiers have already scored more points (274) than they scored all of last season (257).
Indiana leads the Big Ten in passing offense (286.6-28th nationally) and kickoff returns (24.3-25th), is second in total offense (443.4-37th), and third in scoring offense (34.2-35th) and sacks allowed (1.4-30th).
IU leads the Big Ten in tackles for loss (7.5-11th nationally) and are third in sacks (2.5-31st).
The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten and are fifth nationally scoring on 94.4 percent (34-36) of its red zone trips.
Indiana's defense limited Illinois to three points over the final 42:12 in its 31-17 win last weekend.
IU collected season-highs with seven sacks (most since 2008) and 12 tackles for loss.
S Greg Heban (13 T, 1 FR), MLB David Cooper (10 T, 1 Sack, 3 TFL), DT Adam Replogle (8 T, 1 Sack, 1.5 TFL, 1 FF), SLB Flo Hardin (8 T) and WLB Griffen Dahlstrom (8 T) each reached the eight-tackle mark.
Replogle leads all Big Ten defensive linemen with 6.5 tackles per game and shares second overall with two forced fumbles. He is tied for 10th on IU's all-time list with 14 career sacks.
Heban has set or matched career-highs in tackles over each of the last three weeks (9, 13, 13) and is the first Hoosier with back-to-back double-digit tackle games since Tyler Replogle (2010).
Cooper is the first IU defender since DE Jammie Kirlew (2009) to record at least three TFLs in a single game.
RB Stephen Houston recorded his second three-touchdown game in three weeks. He scored twice on the ground and once through the air. Houston's 12 total TDs in 2012 are tied for 10th on Indiana's single-season list.
Houston has scored at least once in every game this year and in nine straight overall, the longest active streak in the nation, and is tied with WR James Hardy (2006-07) for the second-longest streak in Hoosiers history
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