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Indiana University


College football preview: Michigan State at Indiana

When: Noon today

Where: Memorial Stadium (52,929/FieldTurf), Bloomington

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: 1250 AM, 102.7 FM

Records: Indiana 2-2, 0-1 Big Ten;

Michigan State 3-2, 0-1

Line: Michigan State by 15 1/2

Series: Michigan State leads 41-15-2

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


Offensive statistics

Points per game: 34.2 (41st in NCAA)

Yards per game: 510 (17th)

Passing yards per game: 311 (21st)

Rushing yards per game: 199 (35th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 27 (70th)

Yards per game: 448.8 (93rd)

Passing yards per game: 235.2 (71st)

Rushing yards per game: 213.5 (103rd)


Top 3 offensive players: QB Cameron Coffman, 519 passing yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT; QB Nate Sudfeld, 357 passing yards, 3 TDs; RB Stephen Houston, 255 rushing yards, 4 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: DT Adam Replogle, 27 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks; DT Larry Black Jr., 12 tackles, 2 sacks; LB David Cooper, 28 tackles

Keys to victory: The Hoosiers must slow Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell, who is averaging 131 yards per game.

Injuries: QB Tre Roberson (leg), LB Chase Hoobler (neck/back) out

Michigan State

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 20 (110th)

Yards per game: 384.8 (79th)

Passing yards per game: 237 (61st)

Rushing yards per game: 147.8 (79th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 12.8 (12th)

Yards per game: 263.4 (9th)

Passing yards per game: 167.2 (12th)

Rushing yards per game: 96.2 (17th)


Top 3 offensive players: QB Andrew Maxwell, 1,138 passing yards, 4 TDs, RB Le’Veon Bell, 655 rushing yards, 5 TDs; WR Dion Sims, 313 receiving yards, 2 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: LB Max Bullough, 38 tackles; S Isaiah Lewis, 32 tackles, 1 INT; DE William Gholston, 18 tackles, 1 sack

Keys to victory: The Spartans have the top scoring defense in the Big Ten. They are last in the conference in scoring offense. The defense will have to come up big today.

Injuries: OL Fou Fonoti (foot), OL Travis Jackson (leg) out

– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette