Indiana Hoosiers vs. Indiana State Sycamores: By The Numbers

 The Hoosiers are hoping that 52,929 fans clad in Crimson and Cream pack the Rock on Saturday

The Hoosiers are hoping that 52,929 fans clad in Crimson and Cream pack the Rock on Saturday

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers open the 2014 campaign at high noon Saturday against in-state foe Indiana State at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. To get the Hoosier and Sycamore fan bases excited for the sixth all-time match up here are some significant numbers heading into the showdown in B-Town.

-       2014 will be the 130th year of football at Indiana University and the 110th for the Indiana State Sycamores

-       The Hoosiers are 5-0 all-time vs. Indiana State

-       IU is 37-17 all-time in season openers at Memorial Stadium and 2-1 in the Kevin Wilson Era.

-       The Hoosiers finished 2013 with a 5-7 record, the Sycamores ended 2013 1-11.

-       Indiana returns 18 starters from 2013, eight on offense, nine on defense, and one specialist. The Sycamores return 17 starts from a year ago, six on offense, 10 on defense, and one specialist.

-       In 2013 the Hoosiers averaged 6.3 plays in 1:54 while covering 61.5 yards on its 70 scoring drives.

-       Indiana ran one play every 20.3 seconds, the fifth fastest in the nation.