ISR Indiana University Beat Writer
BLOOMINGTON, IN – The Indiana University Football team will kickoff its 2013-2014 season this Thursday, August 29th, in Bloomington against the Indiana State Sycamores. With kickoff just two days away, here are a few notes to ensure that the upcoming Hoosier Football season will be more exciting than before.
The 2013 Indiana recruiting class is one of the deepest and one of the best classes in school history. The Hoosiers are bringing in 23 new recruits this year and each one will help maintain the defensive line that needed improvement.
The 2012-2013 Hoosiers team produced an average of 442 yards per game, ranking second within the Big Ten Conference and averaged 30.8 points per game ranking fourth in the Big Ten. Of Indiana’s 19 starters, ten of them will be returning to the offensive side of the field on Thursday night’s matchup versus the Sycamores. With the amount of experience returning combined with the depth of the new recruiting class, Indiana is expected to produce the same numbers as last season, if not better.
The question every Hoosier fan is waiting for an answer to: Who will be the starting quarterback Thursday night?
Tre Roberson, Nate Sudfeld, and Cameron Coffman are the three possible quarterbacks for the Hoosiers this season and fans were able to watch the talents of all three last season. Each brings something different to the table, while they all have the power-arm the team needs to create an unforgettable season for Indiana. Regardless of who Coach Kevin Wilson decides to place in the center Thursday, the Hoosiers are ready.
The Hoosier Football team will host eight games in Bloomington this year, starting with the Sycamores. Making the trip to Indiana this year are Navy, Bowling Green, Missouri, legendary Penn State, Minnesota, Illinois, and concluding the Hoosiers home season are the in-state rivals from Purdue University.
Indiana and Indiana State will play Thursday, August 29th at 7 p.m. and will be available on the Big Ten Network.
Emily Snyder is the IU Beat Writer for the Indy Sports Report. Follow Emily and the Indy Sports Report on Twitter.