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    Senior Quartet Looks Ahead to Purdue

    Go Hoosiers! Senior defensive tackle Adam Replogle has started a school-record 46 straight games after his debut as a true freshman in 2009.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior defensive tackle Adam Replogle has started a school-record 46 straight games after his debut as a true freshman in 2009.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 23, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Defensive tackles Larry Black, Jr., Adam Replogle and Nicholas Sliger and center Will Matte will take the field for the final time at Purdue on Saturday.

    Black has played in each of IU's 47 games since the start of 2009, starting 39 times. The fifth-year senior from Cincinnati is second on the team in sacks (four) and tackles for loss (10). Both marks rank third among Big Ten defensive tackles.

    He also has 31 tackles and a fumble recovery, which he made in the Big Ten opener at Northwestern. Black owns eight sacks and 122 tackles to go along with his 25.5 career tackles for loss in his career.

    Replogle has started 46 straight games after his debut as a true freshman in 2009. His 46 career starts are the most in school history. A six-time IU defensive player of the week and a team captain every week in 2012, he leads all active Hoosiers with 182 tackles, 15 sacks, which is ninth in school history, and 28.5 tackles for loss in his career.

    In 2012, he leads the team with five sacks (tied for seventh in the Big Ten), 13 tackles for loss (tied for fourth) and two forced fumbles (tied for ninth), is tied for first with one fumble recovery, is third with 69 tackles, is tied for fourth with 39 solos and has led the team in tackles two times.

    Sliger has only missed two games, including the 2012 season opener, and has appeared in 45 since the beginning of 2009. The fifth-year senior out of Cicero, Ind., has 57 career stops and 4.5 TFLs.

    The trio talked with IUHoosiers.com following practice:


     

     

    Matte, a fifth-year senior hailing from Wheaton, Ill., has started 44 times in his career, only one start shy of matching IU's all-time mark for an offensive lineman. He is the lone senior on a line featuring one junior, seven sophomores and 10 freshmen (seven true).

    An 11-time game captain this season, a 20-time game captain in his career and a two-time IU offensive player of the week this year, Matte has 44 knockdowns and has not allowed a sack in a team-high 884 snaps in 2012.

    Matte also talked with IUHoosiers.com following practice:

    GAMEDAY CENTRAL

    Closing out the 2012 campaign, the Indiana football team (4-7, 2-5 Big Ten) travels to Purdue (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) on Saturday, Nov. 24. Kickoff is set for noon EST at Ross-Ade Stadium (62,500; Prescription Athletic Turf/Bermuda Grass) and BTN will broadcast the game.

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