2019 Opponent Unit Rankings: Quarterbacks

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

We are closing in on the final opposing unit rankings of the 2019 pre-season. Today we are taking a look at the quarterbacks that IU is going to face on their journey through the 2019 schedule. There will be some familiar faces, but many new players will take snaps against the Hoosiers.

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2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Running Back

2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Running Back

2019 Indiana Opponent Rankings – Running Back

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Hoosier Huddle’s 2019 season preview coverage continues. The opponent rankings series is one of the staples of our look ahead at the season. Today’s focus shifts to the backfield and ranks the running back groups the Indiana Hoosiers defense will need to stop during the 2019 campaign. IU has some questions on the defensive line, specifically with the depth of the interior, and the run defense could be a key factor in determining whether or not the Hoosiers go bowling.

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Opponent Unit Rankings: Special Teams

Opponent Unit Rankings: Special Teams

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

2019 Opposing Special Teams Rankings

Welcome back to our opponent unit ranking series. Today we will are ranking the special teams units for each of the Indiana Hoosiers’ opponents during the 2019 regular season. We will consider each phase of special teams (kicking, punting, punt return and coverage and kickoff return and coverage).

Since we don’t rank IU in this, I will tell you where I would put them. The Hoosiers would be right, smack in the middle of this ranking. Kicker Logan Justus is very solid and Charles Campbell could be used as a capable kicker as well. Haydon Whitehead is a really good punter as well. The questions for IU come in the return and coverage games. Can they find a replacement for J-Shun Harris who was an All-Big Ten punt returner? Will someone breathe life into the kickoff return unit? Finally, can they fix whatever plagued them late in the year on kickoff coverage?

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2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Lines

2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Lines

Written by Amanda Pavelka

The Hoosier Huddle team will be ranking the position groups for each one of Indiana’s opponents. Today we will outline each one of the Defensive Lines that the Hoosiers will face in the upcoming season.

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First Glance: UConn Makes Their First Trip to Bloomington Since 2006 in Week 4

First Glance: UConn Makes Their First Trip to Bloomington Since 2006 in Week 4

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Week Four Preview: Connecticut Huskies

The Indiana Hoosiers welcome the Connecticut Huskies to Memorial Stadium in week four for their final non-conference tilt. IU and UConn have played twice before (2002&2006), with the Huskies taking both games. UConn is coming off a 1-11 season and has one of the worst defenses in college football history as they surrendered 50.4 points per game. The offense was better, but only scored 22 points a game while gaining 376 total yards. As poor teams do, UConn turned the ball over, finishing with a minus-17 turnover margin.

The Huskies have made headlines recently with their decision to leave the American Athletic Conference and rejoin the Big East, however the football program has been left homeless. This change will not take effect until 2020.

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2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Backs

2019 Opponent Unit Ranking: Defensive Backs

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Hoosier Huddle will be ranking the position groups of every team on Indiana’s schedule. Today we will take a look at defensive backs. The Big Ten is home to some of the best secondary units in the country, and the Hoosiers will face some the toughest of the crop. The Hoosiers will miss Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin out of the West division therefore they will not be included in our rankings.

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Indiana Football Sets Non-Conference Schedule Through 2023

Indiana Football Sets Non-Conference Schedule Through 2023

For Immediate Release From Indiana Athletics

September 10, 2015

IU SETS NON-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES THROUGH 2023

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass announced today the full non-conference schedules for the 2016 through 2023 seasons and to allow fans to plan their football weekends well in advance. These future schedules include matchups against “Power Five” schools Wake Forest, Louisville, and Virginia, as well as American Collegiate Conference teams Cincinnati and UConn, which are treated as “Power Five” schools for the purposes of the Big Ten guidelines to schedule at least one such team per year. The future schedules also include an exciting series with Ball State.

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