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Indiana at Northwestern

When: Noon today

Where: Ryan Field (47,130/Natural Grass)

Radio: 1250AM, 102.7 FM

TV: Big Ten Network

Records: Indiana 2-1, Northwestern 4-0

Line: Northwestern by 11 1/2

Series: Northwestern leads 45-34-1

On the web: For a video preview, go to the “Eyeing IU” blog at


Offensive statistics

Points per game: 36 (32nd in FBS)

Yards per game: 538.3 (10th)

Passing yards per game: 326 (13th)

Rushing yards per game: 212.3 (31st)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 21.3 (43rd)

Yards per game: 363.7 (59th)

Passing yards per game: 210.3 (45th)

Rushing yards per game: 153.3 (62nd)


Top 3 offensive players: QB Cameron Coffman 410 passing yards, 3 TDs; RB Stephen Houston 164 rushing yards, 3 TDs; WR Shane Wynn 145 receiving yards, 3 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: DT Adam Replogle 18 tackles; DT Larry Black Jr. 2 sacks; LB David Cooper 20 tackles

Keys to victory: The Hoosiers must contain Northwestern running back Venric Mark, who is fifth in the Big Ten in rushing (99.8 yards per game).

Injuries: QB Tre Roberson (leg), CB Michael Hunter (sports hernia) out; LB Chase Hoobler (neck/back) questionable


Offensive statistics

Points per game: 31.2 (50th in FBS)

Yards per game: 407.2 (63rd)

Passing yards per game: 186 (104th)

Rushing yards per game: 221.2 (27th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 18.5 (T-37th)

Yards per game: 367.5 (60th)

Passing yards per game: 294.8 (109th)

Rushing yards per game: 72.8 (11th)


Top 3 offensive players: QB Kain Colter 367 yards, 2 TDs, QB Trevor Siemian 364 passing yards, 1 TD; RB Venric Mark 399 rushing yards, 4 TD

Top 3 defensive players: LB Chi Chi Ariguzo 32 tackles, 5 1/2 tackles for loss; DE Tyler Scott 3 sacks; LB David Nwabuisi 26 tackles, 3 1/2 tackles for loss

Keys to victory: The Wildcats have to show improvement with their pass defense.

Injuries: S Jimmy Hall (undisclosed), CB Daniel Jones (undisclosed) out; WR Mike Jensen (undisclosed) doubtful

– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette