Eighth in a series

Coach: Kevin Wilson, 5-19 entering third season at Indiana and overall

2012 record: 4-8, 2-6 Big Ten (Fifth, Leaders)

Offensive starters returning (10): TE Ted Bolser, QB Cameron Coffman, OL Peyton Eckert, OL Dan Feeney, RB Stephen Houston, WR Kofi Hughes, WR Cody Latimer, OL Collin Rahrig, OL Jason Spriggs, WR Shane Wynn

Defensive starters returning (9): LB Jacarri Alexander, LB David Cooper, LB Griffen Dahlstrom, S Greg Heban, CB Antonio Marshall, S Mark Murphy, DE Ryan Phillis, DE Zack Shaw, CB Brian Williams

Specialists returning (2): K Mitch Ewald, P Erich Toth

Returning statistical leaders: Rushing, Stephen Houston 161-749; Passing, Cameron Coffman 247-407-11-2,734-15; Receiving, Shane Wynn 68-660; Tackles, Greg Heban 91; Interceptions, Greg Heban 3-94

Starring roles

Stephen Houston: Coach Kevin Wilson wants more balance this season and the abilities of Houston, who rushed for 1,551 yards over the past two years, can help Indiana achieve that objective. Houston has competition this fall in sophomore Tevin Coleman, who worked his way to the top of the depth chart during spring drills and who should help bring depth to the Hoosiers’ ground game.

Cody Latimer: Caught 51 passes last season as a sophomore, averaging 15.8 yards per catch. A second-team all-Big Ten choice, Latimer joins senior Kofi Hughes and junior Shane Wynn among a deep group of Indiana receivers. Just who will be throwing the ball their way remains a work in progress, with dual-threat Tre Roberson back from a broken leg suffered in a game against Massachusetts last season. Cameron Coffman, who threw for 2,734 yards once Roberson went down, and Nate Sudfeld continue to compete for time behind center as well.

On the rise

Jason Spriggs: An honorable mention all-Big Ten pick last season as a freshman, the 6-7, 297-pound tackle has joined other members of what was a young Indiana line who have made significant strength gains in the offseason. Spriggs led the Hoosiers with 80 knockdowns and allowed two sacks in 961 snaps a year ago. He is among three returning starters on the offensive line, which is now regrouping following the season-ending injury suffered by standout guard Dan Feeney.



Antonio Allen: Part of the most highly-rated recruiting class in Indiana history, Allen is a defensive back from Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis who was the first Indiana prep ever selected in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Wilson has not been afraid to play youth in his initial seasons at Indiana and don’t expect that to change this season.

The big number


Number of bowl games Indiana has played in during the 16 seasons since Bill Mallory was ousted as the Hoosiers’ head coach

Coach speak

“We’re getting more physical. We have a lot of kids now that are going into their third year of playing because we played 16 freshmen two years ago, 11 freshmen last year. We’ve got 19 starters back. We’ve worked hard with this group to cultivate some internal leaders with our team to take ownership. Our kids worked very, very, very hard in the winter and have gotten stronger. We have reason to be excited.” – Indiana coach Kevin Wilson

2013 schedule

Aug. 29 – Indiana State

Sept. 7 – Navy

Sept. 14 – Bowling Green

Sept. 21 – Missouri

Oct. 5 – Penn State

Oct. 12 – at Michigan State

Oct. 19 – at Michigan

Nov. 2 – Minnesota

Nov. 9 – Illinois

Nov. 16 – at Wisconsin

Nov. 23 – at Ohio State

Nov. 30 – Purdue


Where Indiana ranked in the Big Ten in 2012:

Scoring offense: 30.8 (Fourth)

Rushing offense: 130.8 (10th)

Passing offense: 311.2 (First)

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Total offense: 442.0 (Second)

Scoring defense: 35.2 (12th)

Rushing defense: 231.3 (12th)

Passing defense: 232.2 (Ninth)

Total defense: 463.5 (12th)


The Hoosiers’ record over the last five seasons:

2008: 3-9

2009: 4-8

2010: 5-7

2011: 1-11

2012: 4-8

Eye on Iowa

Record in last five games vs. the Hawkeyes:

2008: Iowa 45, Indiana 9

2009: Iowa 42, Indiana 24

2010: Iowa 18, Indiana 13

2011: Iowa 45, Indiana 24

2012: Indiana 24, Iowa 21