GAME TEN: IU Concludes Home Slate vs. Wisconsin
Nov. 5, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Looking for its third consecutive Big Ten victory, the Indiana football team (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten) closes out its home schedule with a Leaders Division showdown against Wisconsin (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten), on Saturday, Nov. 10. Kickoff is set for noon EST at Memorial Stadium (52,929; FieldTurf) and ESPN2 will broadcast the game.
Bret Bielema is 66-22 (.750) in his seventh season at Wisconsin. He has led the Badgers to back-to-back Big Ten titles and Rose Bowl appearances. Bielema served as the team's defensive coordinator in 2004 and 2005.
NEWS & NOTES
The Hoosiers have scored more points (298) in 2012 than they scored all of last season (257).
IU leads the Big Ten in passing offense (299.9-23rd nationally) and kickoff returns (23.6-38th), is second in total offense (446.7-35th) and sacks allowed (1.33-T-24th), and third in scoring offense (33.1-43rd).
Indiana leads the Big Ten in tackles for loss (7.4-ninth nationally) and is third in sacks (2.4-33rd).
The Hoosiers defense has given up just 17 points in the last 102:12.
IU has won back-to-back Big Ten games for the first time since 2007.
Cody Latimer earned co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors after hauling in seven catches for 113 yards and three touchdowns in the Hoosiers win over Iowa.
Latimer is the first Hoosier since Ben Chappell (Sept. 20, 2010) to earn the award.
Kofi Hughes joined Latimer over 100 yards with 110, his third career time over the century mark.
They are the first Hoosiers to go over 100 yards in a Big Ten game since Oct. 3, 1992. Eddie Baety (120) and Scott McGowan (106) did so against Michigan State.
Cameron Coffman completed 21-of-33 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns. His 315-yard total is a career-high and the first 300-yard day for a Hoosier since Ben Chappell at Purdue on Nov. 27, 2010.
Stephen Houston's TD streak ended at nine straight games, tied for the second-longest mark in IU history.
Indiana lost its first fumble in 2012, the final FBS team to lose one, and its first since game seven last year.
Indiana held Iowa to 96 rushing yards, its first Big Ten opponent under 100 since Nov. 27, 2010 (Purdue - 58).
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