Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
IU Head football coach Kevin Wilson enters his fifth season on the sidelines at one of the premier basketball institutes in the nation. The North Carolina native has a 14-34 record and must turn the corner this season. The Hoosiers went 4-8 overall in 2014, 1-7 in Big-Ten Conference play. Indiana got a signature road win at Missouri last season, but it went downhill after the victory. The Hoosiers offense must replace an early NFL draft picks at running back. The Indiana Hoosiers plays home games at the 53,000 seat Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana.
Indiana Offensive coordinator Kevin Johns has the luxury of having one of the best quarterbacks in the Big Ten. Senior Nate Sudfeld (1,151) passing yards last season has plenty of experience and a great arm. The addition on UAB transfer Jordan Howard at running back will take the offense to another level. The offensive line will be among the best in the Big-Ten with left tackle Jason Spriggs and guard Dan Feeney. A good cast of blocking and pass catching tight ends adds even more options on offense. The IU offense has to develop some weapons at wide receiver. Indiana will put points on the scoreboard and can move the football on any defense. The Indiana Hoosiers went 4-7-1 on College Football ATS Picks last season, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total six.
*The Indiana offense was 64th overall in College Football with 405 yards per game.
*Indiana went 2-3-1 Against The Point Spread in Bloomington last season.
*The Hoosiers were 2-4 on the road.
*The betting odds total went 2-4 at home in 2014.
*IU went over the betting odds total four times on the road.
*Indiana stayed under the betting odds total twice on the road.
*The Indiana passing game was 122nd in the FBS, averaging 141.4 yards per contest throwing the football.
*Indiana scored an average of 25.1 ppg, 90th in the nation.
*The Hoosiers running game ranked 10th in College football with 263.6 yards per contest.
Five starters return to the Indiana defense. Three of the five are on the defensive line led Darius Latham. The Indiana defensive front will be able to stop the run and rush the passer. There is also talent at the linebacker position, where 2014 freshman All-American Tegray Scales looks to have another great season. Junior free safety Antonio Allen was kicked off of the team. The secondary will be the weak link of the defense. The Indiana defense has enough in the front seven to compete; it’s the back end where there will be problems.
*The IU defense was 95th in the FBS, giving up 433.8 yards per game to opponents last season.
*The Hoosiers pass defense ranked 97th in Colege Football, giving up 251.1 yards per contest through the air.
*Indiana gave up an average of 32.8 ppg last season, 102nd nationally.
*The Indiana rush defense gave up 182.7 yards per game on the ground, 83rd in the land.
*Indiana opens the 2015 season with three soft non-conference games.
*The Hoosiers end the season with two straight conference games on the road.
Bovada lists the Indiana Hoosiers at over/under six wins in 2015.
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