Hoosiers, Badgers to Meet on Senior Day in Bloomington
Nov. 3, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Closing out the home portion of its 2008 schedule, the Indiana football team faces Wisconsin at Memorial Stadium (49,225). Kickoff is set for noon EST on Saturday, Nov. 8, and the game will be televised by the Big Ten Network with Mark Neely (play-by-play), Chris Martin (analyst) and Anthony Herron (sideline) on the call. The game can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network with Don Fischer (play-by-play), Pete Compise (analyst) and Joe Smith (pre-game, halftime and post-game).
The Wisconsin Series
The brothers hail from Cicero, Ind., and attended Hamilton Heights High School. Chad has not seen action this season, while Dustin has thrown for 627 yards, three scores, three interceptions, completed 52.4 percent and rushed for one touchdown in seven games.
UW has one of the nation's most potent rushing attacks, averaging 200.3 yards per game (second in the Big Ten, 21st nationally). The Badgers are averaging 24.2 points, 185.1 passing yards and 385.4 total yards per game Junior P.J. Hill and redshirt freshman John Clay spearhead the ground game. Hill is sixth in the conference with 79.9 yards per game to go along with six touchdowns. He has carried the ball 154 times for 719 yards, good for 4.7 yards per carry. Clay is eighth in the league with 65.7 yards per game and five touchdowns. He has carried the ball 104 times for 591 yards, good for 5.7 yards per carry.
Junior quarterback Dustin Sherer has started the last three games after replacing fifth-year senior Allan Evridge. Sherer has thrown for 89.6 yards per game and holds an efficiency rating of 107.35. Junior tight end Garrett Graham leads the team with 398 yards, 30 receptions and four TDs, while sophomore wideout David Gilreath has 310 yards, 21 catches and three scores. Gilreath is sixth in the Big Ten with 133.6 all-purpose yards per game. He has 661 kick return yards, 122 rushing yards and 109 punt return yards in addition to his receiving totals.
The Badger defense is fourth in the Big Ten giving up 324.7 yards per game (203.4 passing and 121.2 rushing). Wisconsin is even in the turnover battle, as the defense has picked off 11 passes and recovered seven fumbles. UW has 14 sacks on the season. Junior linebacker Jaeve McFadden leads the team with 67 tackles followed by senior linebacker DeAndre Levy. Levy has 52 stops to go along with three sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, one INT and one fumble recovery. Sophomore cornerback Niles Brinkley is tied for fifth in the league with three picks.
Redshirt freshman kicker Phillip Welch shares 12th nationally with 15 field goals in 18 attempts with a long of 52. True freshman Brad Nortman is averaging 41.6 yards per punt.
Bret Bielema is 25-10 (.714) in his third season at the helm of the Badger program. He led UW to a 12-1 record and a Capital One Bowl victory over Arkansas in 2006 followed by a 9-4 season and an Outback Bowl appearance in 2007.
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