Cronk Wants to Spark the Fanbase During Senior Season

Cronk Wants to Spark the Fanbase During Senior Season

Written by Amanda Pavelka

Going into his senior year at Indiana, Coy Cronk has three things on his mind, and none of them involve himself. The Indiana Hoosier fan base, developing mental toughness and being an influential leader to his teammates is what the left tackle cares the most about for leaving a legacy in Bloomington.

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Former IUFB Kicker Griffin Oakes Invited to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mini Camp

Former IUFB Kicker Griffin Oakes Invited to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mini Camp

Written By Evan McShane (@very_reasonable)

Griffin Oakes, Kicker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mini-Camp Invite 

Indiana kicker Griffin Oakes was invited to mini-camp by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he will have a chance to compete for a roster spot. Oakes has flashed some occasionally brilliant accuracy throughout his kicking career, although he’s most known for having a canon for a leg. Oakes joined Indiana football as a walk-on. He redshirted his first collegiate season in 2013 before bursting on the scene the following year.

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IUFB Pro Day Primer: Kicker Griffin Oakes

IUFB Pro Day Primer: Kicker Griffin Oakes

Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Griffin Oakes has a very interesting case to make for NFL scouts. Oakes has had a rollercoaster career in Bloomington, where he was able to finish on a high note as a senior. Oakes has flashed some occasionally brilliant accuracy throughout his kicking career, although he’s most known for having a canon for a leg. Oakes was a three-year letter winner at Greenwood High School in Indiana where he made over 72% of his field goals, including a school record 50-yarder. Oakes joined Indiana football as a walk-on. He redshirted his first collegiate season in 2013.

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Griffin Oakes Named B1G Bakken-Anderson Kicker of Year For Second Time

Griffin Oakes Named B1G Bakken-Anderson Kicker of Year For Second Time

IU Athletics Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana fifth-year kicker Griffin Oakes was named the Big Ten's Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year, the conference announced today. He became the first Hoosier to win the honor in 2015 and is the third two-time winner in league history.

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Nine Hoosiers Earn All-Big Ten Honors on Defense and Special Teams

Nine Hoosiers Earn All-Big Ten Honors on Defense and Special Teams

IU Athletics Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior linebacker Tegray Scales and fifth-year senior kicker Griffin Oakes earned first team All-Big Ten honors, the conference announced today. Fifth-year senior cornerback Rashard Fant collected second team accolades.

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Game Wrap and Reaction: Michigan State 17 Indiana 9

Game Wrap and Reaction: Michigan State 17 Indiana 9

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Opponent: Michigan State Spartans

Location: Saturday October 21st, East Lansing, MI

Why They Played:  The Hoosiers and Spartans meeting annually for the Old Brass Spittoon as Big Ten East opponents.

What The Game Meant:

This game was one of the toss-up road games the Hoosiers had a chance at winning that could push their season win total to seven or above. It’s also a trophy game, which are always huge.

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Largely Ignored the Past Few Seasons, Special Teams is Now a Weapon for Indiana

Largely Ignored the Past Few Seasons, Special Teams is Now a Weapon for Indiana

Spearheaded by three outstanding individual performances, Indiana’s special teams set the tone last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both the punt and punt return unit got some national attention after Haydon Whitehead was added to the watch list for the coveted Ray Guy Award, and J-Shun Harris was nominated for the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Harris was also named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after racking up over one-hundred return yards and a touchdown in IU’s win against the Hoos. Griffin Oakes joined in on the fun by making a pivotal 51-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. He followed up that act with a 48-yarder in the third quarter. Between Oakes’ four PATs, two field goals, and Harris’ touchdown; Indiana’s special teams combined for 16 of the Hoosiers 34 points. Oakes’ field goal provided a major momentum swing in Indiana’s favor heading into halftime. To top it off, Harris’ punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter all but sealed the victory.  

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Throwback Thursday: Indiana 30 Ball State 20

Throwback Thursday: Indiana 30 Ball State 20

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

On this Throwback Thursday we take a look back at IU's 30-20 win over Ball State. The Hoosiers raced out to a 30-3 lead after three quarters, then held on as the Cardinals scored 17 points in the fourth. IU's offense went into a shell, due to the fact Dan Feeney missed the majority of the game after suffering a concussion. In our new box score there are several facets of the game that kept Ball State alive. First, Ball State's offense did manage to have nine explosion plays (runs over 10 yards or passes over 15 yards) to IU's 10. Secondly, the Hoosiers were dreadful on third down going two-of-12 while facing an average distance over nine yards. Finally, the Cardinals sacked Richard Lagow four times, which helped set up those third and longs. IU took the win, but it came at a high price as Feeney would miss about four games and Simmie Cobbs was done for the year after one play.

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