Hoosiers Welcome Hawkeyes on Senior Day

    Go Hoosiers! The Hoosiers and Hawkeyes will meet on Senior Day at noon on Saturday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Hoosiers and Hawkeyes will meet on Senior Day at noon on Saturday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 2, 2010

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Playing its final game of the 2010 season at Memorial Stadium, the Indiana football team (4-4, 0-4 Big Ten) hosts No. 15/16/16 Iowa (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) on Senior Day. The Hoosiers and Hawkeyes will meet at Memorial Stadium (52,929) on Saturday, Nov. 6. Kickoff is at noon EDT and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

    Tom Werme will handle play-by-play duties and he will be joined by Derek Rackley (analyst) and Stacy Paetz (sideline). The game can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network with Don Fischer (play-by-play), Buck Suhr (analyst) and Joe Smith (pre-game, halftime and post-game) on the call.

    Additionally, the 1990 Peach Bowl team is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a weekend full of festivities and will be recognized during the game. Returning members of the team will lead the current Hoosiers on The Walk and welcome them onto the field prior to the game.

    The 1990 Hoosiers finished the season with a 6-5-1 record and battled Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Despite a 27-23 setback, Trent Green tied a Peach Bowl record with three rushing touchdowns. Running back Vaughn Dunbar rushed for 81 yards and free safety Mike Dumas collected 14 tackles.

    Senior Salute
    Sixteen Hoosier seniors will don the IU uniform for the final time at The Rock. Offensive tackle James Brewer, running back Trea Burgess, safety Aaron Burks, cornerback Adrian Burks, quarterback Ben Chappell, cornerback Richard Council, safety Mitchell Evans, kicker Nick Ford, linebacker Jamie Lukaszewski, defensive lineman Deonte Mack, offensive lineman Jordan Marquette, tight end Brad Martin, linebacker Tyler Replogle, long snapper Jeff Sanders, defensive lineman Terrance Thomas and wide receiver Terrance Turner will bid farewell to the Indiana faithful.

    DJ Domination
    After suffering a season-ending injury after the third game of 2009, junior Darius Johnson was champing at the bit to return in 2010. He earned the starting spot at stand-up defensive end heading into this year and he has been a force in his seven games, all starts.

    Johnson leads all of IU's defensive linemen and is fourth on the team with 38 tackles (20 solos) to go along with two sacks, three tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one pass breakup and one pass defended. He finished the Northwestern game with a team-high 11 tackles, one sack and two TFLs. The last IU defensive lineman to record 10-plus stops was Jammie Kirlew, who made 11 tackles at Penn State on Nov. 15, 2008.

    The Detroit native moved from linebacker to defensive end during 2009 spring practice and made eight tackles with one sack in the first three games before suffering the season-ending injury last year. Johnson has reached five tackles in five of his seven games. He collected five stops, one pass breakup and one pass defended in the season opener vs. Towson.

    Johnson missed the Western Kentucky game with a hamstring injury but returned with five tackles and one quarterback hurry against Akron to go along with six stops, four solo, vs. No. 19 Michigan. He recorded his first sack of the season at No. 2 Ohio State and made six tackles with a forced fumble, the second of his career, at Illinois.

    Scouting Iowa
    Iowa enters Saturday at 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten following a 37-6 victory over No. 5 Michigan State. The Hawkeyes lone conference defeat came against Wisconsin (31-30) and they head to Bloomington ranked 15th in the AP Poll, 16th in the Coaches' Poll and 16th in the BCS Standings.

    UI is posting 34.1 points, 160.1 rushing yards, 245.9 passing yards and 406.0 total yards per game. Ricky Stanzi is in his third season as the Hawkeyes' quarterback and is completing 68.5 percent of his passes with 1,922 yards, 19 touchdowns and two interceptions. The fifth-year senior is second in the country with a 180.3 passing efficiency rating.

    Adam Robinson is third in the Big Ten averaging 100.8 rushing yards per game. The sophomore has 806 yards, 10 touchdowns and is averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Robinson also has 254 receiving yards with one score and sits third in the Big Ten with 132.5 all-purpose yards per game.

    Three Hawkeye receivers own 25-plus receptions and 300-plus yards. Fifth-year senior Derrell Johnson-Koulianos paces the team with 30 catches for 497 yards, eight touchdowns and a 16.6 average per catch. Junior Marvin McNutt has 28 grabs for 462 yards with four scores and a 16.5 average, while senior tight end Allen Reisner has 28 receptions for 304 yards, two TDs and a 10.9 average.

    Iowa is allowing 14.5 points (8th nationally), 84.5 rushing yards (5th), 207.8 passing yards and 292.2 total yards (12th) per game. The Hawkeyes have 13 sacks, 13 interceptions (T-9th), four fumble recoveries and rank second in the nation in turnover margin (+1.5 per game).

    A semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award, Adrian Clayborn leads the front four. The fifth-year senior has 2.5 sacks, six tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and 36 tackles. Junior safety Tyler Sash is second on the team with 48 tackles and has two interceptions.

    Junior cornerback Shaun Prater and senior safety Brett Greenwood each have three interceptions, while defensive tackle Mike Daniels leads the Hawkeyes with three sacks and 10 TFLs.

    True freshman Mike Meyer has hit 5-of-6 field goals and redshirt senior Ryan Donahue is averaging 44.8 yards, which ranks third in the conference. Johnson-Koulianos is second in the Big Ten with a 27.5 kick return average.

    Kirk Ferentz is 87-57 (.595) in his 12th season at Iowa. The Hawkeyes have played in eight bowl games since 2001, including six January bowl appearances. Ferentz has led UI to shares of the 2002 and 2004 Big Ten championships. He also served as head coach at Maine from 1990-92 and owns a 99-78 career record.

    The Iowa Series
    Indiana and Iowa have split the last 10 meetings in the series. The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series, 40-27-4. UI has won the last two contests in 2008 (45-9 in Bloomington) and 2009 (42-24 in Iowa City) after IU earned victories in 2006 (31-28 in Bloomington) and 2007 (38-20 in Iowa City).

    In 2006, the Hoosiers scored 24 of the game's final 31 points to edge the No. 13 (Coaches) Hawkeyes on Oct. 14. After the triumph, Indiana was selected as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week. The triumph marked IU's first win over a top-15 team since Oct. 10, 1987, against No. 9 Ohio State.

    Yes, He-Ban!
    A year ago, redshirt freshman Greg Heban had just finished the season of fall ball for the Indiana baseball team, and was looking to get himself physically ready for college baseball in the spring. But this year, he is suddenly an impact player for the Hoosiers on the gridiron, playing both at cornerback and on special teams in all eight games in 2010.

    With injuries to veteran corners Richard Council and Adrian Burks, Heban earned his first career start opposite fellow pitcher Matt Ernest and made the most of it, finishing with a career-best eight tackles, one for loss, against Northwestern. He also played 14 snaps as nickel back and posted an IU season-high three pass breakups in the contest.

    On the season, Heban has made 18 tackles, 10 solo, with a team-leading five passes broken up. He has also been a key contributor on special teams, earning One Play Warrior honors four times.

    Heban, who joined the team at the beginning of camp this fall, was a three-year starter at corner for Muncie's Delta High School, earning all-state honors and playing in the North/South game as a senior. One of the best all-around athletes in the history of the school, Heban played all four years for the football, baseball and basketball teams. Despite being just 6-foot-1, he can dunk a basketball from standing flat-footed and can throw 90 mph, as he pitched 1 1/3 innings for the IU baseball team last year.

    Terrance Thomas spent his first three seasons as a valuable member of the Hoosiers' special teams units. He played in nine games as a reserve defensive lineman in 2009. This season, the senior has worked his way into the starting lineup, first as a stand-up end at Western Kentucky, and the last five games at the "anchor" end position.

    The Detroit native has responded by leading the team with 6.5 tackles for loss in addition to his two sacks, 23 tackles, three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Thomas recorded two TFLs and one quarterback hurry last weekend at Northwestern.

    In just his third career start at No. 2 Ohio State, he collected a career-high six tackles and added one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss. The following weekend against Arkansas State, Thomas helped preserve the Indiana victory when he slapped away and recovered the exchange on an attempted reverse.

    Losing Ground
    The Hoosier defense recorded a season-high nine tackles for loss, seven pass breakups and six quarterback hurries in addition to two sacks against Northwestern. IU last reached nine tackles for loss on Nov. 1, 2008, when it corralled 11 vs. Central Michigan.

    Seven Hoosiers recorded TFLs, led by two apiece from defensive ends Darius Johnson and Terrance Thomas. Johnson also recorded a sack along with defensive tackle Adam Replogle. Replogle collected two quarterback hurries as did middle linebacker Jeff Thomas. Cornerbacks Greg Heban (3) and Matt Ernest (2) accounted for five of the seven pass breakups.

    Indiana delivered a season-high three sacks and a previous-best eight tackles for loss at No. 2 Ohio State. Terrance Thomas, Johnson and weak-side linebacker Leon Beckum each recorded a sack.

    Beckum finished with three tackles for loss, while both Thomases contributed 1.5 TFLs apiece. The Hoosiers last collected at least three sacks against Purdue on Nov. 21, 2009 (4).




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