Big Ten breakdown: Indiana

2014-08-11T12:44:00Z 2014-09-02T10:33:02Z Big Ten breakdown: IndianaSteve Batterson The Quad-City Times

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.


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


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


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)


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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2015 Hawkeyes (0-0)

Date Opponent Time/result
9/5/2015 Illinois State TBA
9/12/2015 at Iowa State 3:30 p.m.
9/19/2015 Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
9/26/2015 North Texas TBA
10/3/2015 at Wisconsin TBA
10/10/2015 Illinois TBA
10/17/2015 at Northwestern TBA
10/31/2015 Maryland TBA
11/7/2015 at Indiana TBA
11/14/2015 Minnesota 7 p.m.
11/21/2015 Purdue TBA
11/27/2015 at Nebraska TBA

Past schedules

2014 Hawkeyes (7-6)

Date Opponent Time/result
8/30/2014 Northern Iowa W 31-23
9/6/2014 Ball State W 17-13
9/13/2014 Iowa State L 20-17
9/20/2014 at Pittsburgh W 24-20
9/27/2014 at Purdue W 24-10
10/11/2014 Indiana W 45-29
10/18/2014 at Maryland L 38-31
11/1/2014 Northwestern W 48-7
11/8/2014 at Minnesota L 51-14
11/15/2014 at Illinois W 30-14
11/22/2014 Wisconsin  L 26-24
11/28/2014 Nebraska L 37-34
1/2/2015 Tennessee L 45-28


Trophy case: Empty

Hawkeyes bowl history

1957 Rose   Oregon State W 35-19
1959 Rose   California W 38-12
1982 Rose   Washington L 28-0
1982 Peach   Tennessee W 28-22
1983 Gator   Florida L 14-6
1984 Freedom   Texas W 55-17
1986 Rose   UCLA L 45-28
1986 Holiday   SDSU W 39-38
1987 Holiday   Wyoming W 20-19
1988 Peach   NC State L 28-23
1991 Rose   Washington L 46-34
1991 Holiday   BYU T 13-13
1993 Alamo   California L 37-3
1995 Sun   Washington W 38-18
1996 Alamo   Texas Tech W 27-0
1997 Sun   Arizona State L 17-7
2001 Alamo   Texas Tech W 19-16
2003 Orange   USC L 38-17
2004 Outback   Florida W 37-17
2005 Capital One LSU W 30-25
2006 Outback   Florida L 31-24
2006 Alamo   Texas L 26-24
2009 Outback   South Carolina W 31-10
2010 Orange   Georgia Tech W 24-14
2010 Insight   Missouri W 27-24
2011 Insight   Oklahoma L 31-14
2014 Outback   LSU L 21-14
2015 TaxSlayer   Tennessee L 45-28