SETTING THE SCENE
Indiana looks to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play as it plays host to Penn State on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The game will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.
The Hoosiers are 1-0 in conference play with a 2-0 win over Ohio State on Sept. 29. Penn State is also 1-0 with a 3-1 win over Wisconsin.
Indiana has won the last two meetings with the Nittany Lions, including a 1-0 2OT win last season in State College.
Both teams enter Sunday's game coming off losses, the Hoosiers a 2-0 loss at No. 2 Notre Dame and Penn State a 1-0 2OT loss at home to St. Francis.
Penn State is 1-2 on the road this year, while Indiana is 4-2-1 at home.
Indiana is 1-1 in Big Ten Network matches this season.
A LOOK BACK
Indiana dropped its fourth contest to a ranked opponent with a 2-0 loss at No. 2 Notre Dame on Oct. 2.
The Hoosiers dominated in the early minutes of the game, but the Fighting Irish put one in the net against the run of play in the 21st minute when Vince Cicciarelli got the rebound of his own shot off IU GK Michael Soderlund and put it home on an empty net.
Notre Dame added an insurance goal in the 35th minute when Patrick Hodan worked his way around Jacob Bushue and slotted home the ball to the lower left.
Indiana finished with just eight shots, two each coming from Harrison Petts, A.J. Corrado and Tommy Thompson.
Soderlund had four saves in the game, facing 17 Notre Dame shots.
SCOUTING THE NITTANY LIONS
Penn State is 6-3-1 on the season and 1-0 in Big Ten play with a 3-1 win over Wisconsin on Sept. 29.
The Nittany Lions are coming off a 1-0 2OT loss to St. Francis at home. That snapped a four-match win streak for PSU and a five-match unbeaten string.
Penn State has 11 goals on the season while conceding nine, taking 125 shots to 103 for opponents. They are out-scoring opponents 8-3 in the second half of play.
Mark Wadid is the top goal scorer with three and is tied for the lead in points with six. Six different players have accounted for the 11 goals.
Eli Dennis and Martin Seiler have two goals each.
Andrew Wolverton has played all 931:12 minutes in goal, allowing nine scores for a 0.87 GAA. He has 28 saves on the year.
Head coach Bob Warming is in his fourth season at Penn State. He is assisted by Bo Oshoniyi and Chad Duernberger.
Indiana leads the all-time series, 29-11-3
The Hoosiers have won two-straight meetings, a 1-0 2OT win in State College last year and a 1-0 victory in Bloomington in 2011.
Harrison Petts had the game-winning goal for IU in 2012.
Indiana has won four of the last five meetings, with the lone PSU win in that stretch coming in the 2010 Big Ten Tournament, a 2-1 victory. Indiana is 6-2 in the last eight meetings.
Fifteen of the last 16 meetings have been decided by one goal. The lone exception during that run was a 1-1 tie in 2003 in the Big Ten Tournament title game (won by IU in PKs).
BIG TEN DOMINATION
Since the Big Ten began sponsoring men's soccer in 1991, the Hoosier have dominated the league.
The Hoosiers are 94-17-13 in regular season matches, tallying 30+ more victories than second-place team Penn State (61).
Indiana has never lost in its Big Ten opener, going 20-0-3 in those matches.
IU has won 11 Big Ten tournament titles, sharing the 1995 crown with Wisconsin.
Indiana has also been crowned regular season champion 14 times, including nine-straight seasons from 1996-2004. IU won back-to-back regular season titles in 2006 and 2007 and re-claimed the regular season crown in 2010.
Indiana has been the league's goals-against average leader in 15 of 22 seasons, including 2012 when IU's Luis Soffner led the league with a 0.72 GAA.
IU has had a league-record 11 Big Ten Players of the Year, including four of the last six seasons. Eriq Zavaleta won the award in 2012.
The Hoosiers have also boasted the Freshman of the Year three of the last six years. Eriq Zavaleta won the award in 2011.
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JUST CALL HIM FEMI
After an impressive rookie season in 2012, including the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Creighton in the College Cup semifinal, Femi Hollinger-Janzen has continued to show improvement on the field in his sophomore campaign.
Femi currently leads the team in goals scored with four and is tied for the lead in total points with eight.
He has already matched his goal-scoring total of a year ago a little over halfway through the 2013 campaign.
Femi scored the first goal of the season for the Hoosiers in a 2-1 win over SMU on Aug. 30.
Hollinger-Janzen's header into the back of the net came off a shot from Matt McKain that bounced off the cross bar.
Hollinger-Janzen tallied his second goal of the year in a 4-1 win over Bakersfield on Sept. 13, putting home a shot to the lower right off a pass from Tanner Thompson.
His third goal of the year put the Hoosiers on top 1-0 at No. 23 Butler on Sept. 25.
Goal No. 4 was a bit more of a lucky bounce as a line-drive shot from Harrison Petts went off Femi as he was positioning himself for a possible rebound, with his backside scoring the goal.
Indiana's 2-0 win over Ohio State on Sept. 29 marked head coach Todd Yeagley's 50th win as a head coach. 43 of those victories have come at the helm of the IU program, with seven earned in 2009 while head coach at Wisconsin.
Yeagley is 3-1 vs. Ohio State, , 2-0-3 vs. Northwestern, 2-2 vs. Michigan, 3-2-1 vs. Michigan State, 1-1-1 vs. Wisconsin, 3-2 vs. Penn State.
IS 2 THE MAGIC NUMBER?
The Hoosiers are 4-5-1 on the season, but 3-1 when scoring two goals in a game.
Indiana recently picked up a 2-0 win over Ohio State on Sept. 29. They opened the season with a 2-1 win over SMU and defeated Brown by a 2-1 score on Sept. 20.
The only loss when scoring two came in a 3-2 2OT loss at Butler, where the Hoosiers were leading 2-0 with less than four minutes left in regulation.
EVERYBODY LOVES KOTLOV
Senior Nikita Kotlov has provided a spark for Indiana on offense this season, sitting tied for the team lead in points with eight, and second in goals scored with three.
Known more for his late-season scoring prowess, Kotlov has taken a more active role early in 2012. He netted the game winner vs. Brown on Sept. 20, and added to Indiana's lead in a 2-0 victory over Ohio State on Sept. 29.
In 2012 Kotlov finished with nine goals, including the game-winning score in the College Cup championship game vs. Georgetown.
But six of his nine goals came in the postseason, including a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
He also had the game-tying goal in a 2-1 2OT win at No. 1 seed Notre Dame in the Round of 16.
Kotlov has 24 career goals.
OT? OH, NO...
Extra time has not been kind to the Hoosiers this season as they are 0-4-1 in games that extend beyond 90 minutes.
The Hoosiers were downed just 49 seconds into the first overtime on Sept. 1 vs. UCLA, falling to the Bruins by a 1-0 score.
After giving up a penalty kick with 46 seconds left in regulation to tie the game a 1-1, Indiana saw UAB score the game-winning goal with 17 seconds left in the first OT for a 2-1 victory on Sept. 6.
It was three-straight OTs on Sept. 8 as IU came back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game at 4-4, but the Mountaineers were victorious in the 103rd minute.
Indiana finally held its ground in OT on Sept. 15, playing UC Irvine to a 1-1 tie.
The Hoosiers suffered their fourth OT loss of the season when they dropped a 3-2 decision in double overtime at No. 23 Butler on Sept. 25. Indiana led that match 2-0 will less than four minutes to play in regulation.
Indiana is 5-12-19 in overtime matches since the 2007 season.
The five OT matches in the first eight games isn't quite an IU record. Indiana played five OT matches in its first seven games of 1996.
Indiana has matched its OT total from 2012.
SCORING BY COMMITTEE
Indiana knew going into this season that with the loss of 18-goal scorer Eriq Zavaleta, it would take several Hoosiers to step up and find the back of the net.
That is exactly what has happened as nine different players account for Indiana's 18 goals this season.
Femi Hollinger-Janzen leads the way with four goals. Right behind are Tommy Thompson and Nikita Kotlov with three scores each.
Jacob Bushue and A.J. Corrado are next in line with two goals each.
Dylan Mares, Tanner Thompson, Harrison Petts and Patrick Doody have also gotten in on the scoring action with one goal each.
NEED HELP? CALL THOMPSON AND THOMPSON
The freshman duo of Tanner and Tommy Thompson has provided a spark for the Indiana offense this season.
Tommy is tied for second in goals scored (three) and third in total points (seven). Tanner is tied for sixth in scoring with four points off one goal and two assists.
Tommy has scored in three of the last five games, putting in the game-tying goal in a 4-1 win over Bakersfield and giving IU a 1-0 lead in what would be a 1-1 tie with UC Irvine. He also gave Indiana a 2-0 lead at No. 23 Butler on Sept. 25. In that game he tallied his first career assist.
Tanner tallied his first goal of the season in a 5-4, double OT loss to West Virginia on Sept. 8. He then assisted on two goals, including Jacob Bushue's game winner, in a 4-1 win over Bakersfield.
Tommy has started all 10 games this season, while Tanner has come in off the bench for all 10 matches.