Coach: Kevin Wilson, 10-26 entering fourth season at Indiana and overall

2013 record: 5-7, 3-5 Big Ten (fourth, Leaders Division)

Offensive starters returning (10): RB Tevin Coleman, RT Ralston Evans, RG David Kaminski, C Collin Rahrig, LT Jason Spriggs, QB Nate Sudfeld, LG Bernard Taylor, WR Shane Wynn, OL Peyton Eckert, OL Dan Feeney

Defensive starters returning (10): CB Tim Bennett, LB David Cooper, DT Ralph Green, LB Forisse Hardin, CB Michael Hunter, DE Nick Mangieri, S Mark Murphy, LB Clyde Newton, DT Bobby Richardson, LB T.J. Simmons

Specialists returning (1): P Erich Toth

Returning statistical leaders: Rushing, Tevin Coleman, 131-958; Passing, Nate Sudfeld, 194-322-9-2,523-21; Receiving, Shane Wynn, 46-633; Tackles, David Cooper, 85; Interceptions, Michael Hunter 1-28

Starring roles

Tevin Coleman: The 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior running back will be working behind a veteran line this season after gaining 958 yards and rushing for a dozen touchdowns last fall. There is a level of physical play in Coleman’s game that makes him one of the top rushing threats in the Big Ten.

Nate Sudfeld: With the transfer of Tre Roberson to Illinois State, the starting quarterback’s job belongs to the strong-armed Sudfeld. The 6-foot-5, 228-pound California native displayed an accurate touch a year ago while throwing for 2,523 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also threw nine interceptions in his eight starts. He’ll be at the controls of one of the Big Ten’s most efficient offenses.

On the rise

Antonio Allen: Indiana has plenty of room to improve on defense and Allen, a 5-foot-10, 205-pound safety from Indianapolis, gives the Hoosiers hope to accomplish that with his reputation for being a powerful hitter from his spot in the secondary. Allen has returned from a season-ending ACL injury that limited him to seven games a year ago. He averaged 5 tackles per game before getting hurt.

Newbie

Dominique Booth: Shane Wynn is the Hoosiers’ lone returning starter at receiver, catching 46 passes a year ago, but Indiana will need to find replacements for its receiving leaders, Cody Latimer and Kofi Hughes. The pair combined for 119 receptions a year ago. Booth, a freshman, enrolled early and the Indianapolis native has the size and speed to contribute early. A five-star recruit from Pike High School, he is his school’s record holder with 145 receptions for 1,851 yards.

The big number

37.1

Points per game the Hoosiers have allowed during Kevin Wilson’s first three seasons as Indiana’s coach

Coach speak

“Our deal is always constant, consistent daily improvement. We went through the winter into spring and now summer, I feel very comfortable. I really like the direction the team’s going, and really getting ready and prepared to have an outstanding preseason. We need one.’’ – Indiana coach Kevin Wilson

2014 schedule

Aug. 30 – Indiana State

Sept. 13 – at Bowling Green

Sept. 20 – at Missouri

Sept. 27 – Maryland*

Oct. 4 – North Texas

Oct. 11 – at Iowa

Oct. 18 – Michigan State*

Nov. 1 – at Michigan*

Nov. 8 – Penn State*

Nov. 15 – at Rutgers*

Nov. 22 – at Ohio State*

Nov. 29 – Purdue

* East Division game

Numerology

Where Indiana ranked in the Big Ten in 2013:

Scoring offense: 38.4 (Second)

Rushing offense: 201.8 (Fourth)

Passing offense: 306.7 (First)

Total offense: 508.5 (Second)

Scoring defense: 38.8 (12th)

Rushing defense: 237.8 (11th)

Passing defense: 290.2 (12th)

Total defense: 527.9 (12th)

Trends

The Hoosiers’ record over the last five years:

2009: 4-8

2010: 5-7

2011: 1-11

2012: 4-8

2013: 5-7

Eye on Iowa

The all-time series:

Iowa 42, Indiana 28, Ties 4

Record in the 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

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