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College football preview: Ball State at Indiana

When: 8 p.m. today

Where: Memorial Stadium (59,929/FieldTurf), Bloomington

Radio: 1250 AM, 102.7 FM

TV: Big Ten Network

Records: Indiana 2-0, Ball State 1-1

Line: Indiana by 3

Series: Indiana leads 4-2


Offensive statistics

Points per game: 34.5 (43rd in NCAA)

Yards per game: 528.5 (19th)

Passing yards per game: 277.5 (38th)

Rushing yards per game: 251.0 (21st)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 11.5 (18th)

Yards per game: 325.5 (39th)

Passing yards per game: 198.5 (46th)

Rushing yards per game: 127 (58th)


Top 3 offensive players: QB Cameron Coffman 159 yards, 1 TD; RB Tevin Coleman 134 yards; WR Shane Wynn 135 yards, 2 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: DT Adam Replogle 11 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks; DT Larry Black Jr. 7 tackles, 2 sacks; CB Kenny Mullen 10 tackles, 2 tackles for loss

Keys to victory: The Hoosiers will have to take the pressure off of Coffman for his first start in place of the injured Tre Roberson by running the ball with Coleman, D’Angelo Roberts (120 yards) or Stephen Houston (62 yards, 2 TDs).

Injuries: QB Tre Roberson (leg), CB Michael Hunter (sports hernia), OL Jake Reed (MRSA staph infection) out

Ball State

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 32.5 (57th)

Yards per game: 488 (30th)

Passing yards per game: 197.5 (88th)

Rushing yards per game: 290.5 (8th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 39 (106th)

Yards per game: 446 (91st)

Passing yards per game: 279 (95th)

Rushing yards per game: 167 (78th)


Top 3 offensive players: QB Keith Wenning 395 passing yards, 0 TD, 2 INTs; RB Jahwan Edwards 254 rushing yards, 3 TDs; Horactio Banks 183 rushing yards, 3 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: LB Travis Freeman 23 tackles; LB Kenneth Lee 15 tackles; LB Tony Martin 14 tackles.

Keys to victory: Offensively, the Cardinals need to keep up the success they have had running the ball. Defensively, Ball State has to get pressure on Coffman and force mistakes.

Injuries: RB Dwayne Donigan (ankle) questionable

– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette