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2016 Indiana Hoosiers football team

The 2016 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented Indiana University Bloomington during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hoosiers competed in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. They were led by head coach Kevin Wilson, who was in his sixth season, for twelve games. Following their win against Purdue, the Hoosiers became bowl eligible for the second year in a row and were invited to the Foster Farms Bowl.

2016 Indiana Hoosiers football
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
Foster Farms Bowl, L 24–26 vs. Utah
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
2016 record6–7 (4–5 Big Ten)
Head coachKevin Wilson (12 games)
Tom Allen (interim, new head coach)
Offensive coordinatorKevin Johns (6th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorGreg Frey (3rd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorTom Allen (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorWilliam Inge (4th season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,959)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 7 Penn State xy$   8 1         11 3  
No. 6 Ohio State x^   8 1         11 2  
No. 10 Michigan   7 2         10 3  
Indiana   4 5         6 7  
Maryland   3 6         6 7  
Michigan State   1 8         3 9  
Rutgers   0 9         2 10  
West Division
No. 9 Wisconsin xy   7 2         11 3  
Iowa   6 3         8 5  
Nebraska   6 3         9 4  
Minnesota   5 4         9 4  
Northwestern   5 4         7 6  
Illinois   2 7         3 9  
Purdue   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

On December 1, 2016, Indiana announced that Kevin Wilson had been dismissed due to "philosophical differences",[1] and that Tom Allen would permanently succeed Wilson as head coach, beginning at the bowl game.

Contents

Previous season and offseasonEdit

The 2015 Indiana Hoosiers football team finished the regular season 6–6, 2–6 in Big Ten play to finish in sixth place in the Eastern Division. The highlight of the season was beating Purdue to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2007. The Hoosiers were invited to the Pinstripe Bowl where they lost to Duke in overtime.

DeparturesEdit

Notable departures from the 2015 squad included:

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jordan Howard #8 RB 6'0 230 Junior Gardendale, AL Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft
Jason Spriggs #78 OT 6'6 301 Senior Chicago, IL Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft
Nate Sudfeld #7 QB 6'6 234 Senior Modesto, CA Declared for the 2016 NFL Draft

ScheduleEdit

Indiana announced its 2016 football schedule on July 11, 2013. The 2016 schedule consists of seven home and five away games in the regular season. The Hoosiers will host Big Ten foes Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, and Purdue, and will travel to Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Rutgers.[2]

The team will host two of the three non–conference games which are against Ball State Cardinals from the Mid-American Conference (MAC), Florida International Panthers (FIU) from Conference USA, and Wake Forest Demon Deacons from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:30 PMat FIU*ESPNUW 34–1316,089
September 104:00 PMBall State*ESPNewsW 30–2041,374
September 243:30 PMWake Forest*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
BTNL 28–3345,519
October 18:00 PMNo. 17 Michigan State
BTNW 24–21 OT43,971
October 83:30 PMat No. 2 Ohio StateESPNL 17–38107,420
October 153:30 PMNo. 10 Nebraska 
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
ABC/ESPN2L 22–2748,254
October 2212:00 PMat NorthwesternBTNL 14–2435,417
October 293:30 PMMaryland
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
ESPNUW 42–3638,291
November 512:00 PMat RutgersBTNW 33–2737,345
November 1212:00 PMNo. 12 Penn State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
ABC/ESPN2L 31–4540,678
November 193:30 PMat No. 4 MichiganESPNL 10–20110,288
November 2612:00 PMPurdue
ESPNUW 26–2443,103
December 288:30 PMUtahFOXL 24–2627,608
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[3]

Game summariesEdit

at FIUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2015 IND, 36–22
Week One: Indiana Hoosiers vs FIU Panthers – Game summary [4]
1 2 34Total
Indiana 5 7 02234
FIU 3 7 3013

at FIU StadiumMiami, Florida

  • Date: September 1, 2016
  • Game time: 07:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 87 °F (31 °C) • Wind: 16 SE • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 16,089
  • Referee: Jeff Servinski * Umpire: Ed Feaster * Linesman: Michael Dolce * Line Judge: Paul Engelberts * Back Judge: Todd Ransom * Field Judge: Grady Smith * Side Judge: Don Sawnson * Center Judge: Patrick Holt
  • TV: ESPNU
  • Sources: IUHoosiers.com[5] FIUsports.com[6]
Game information

Ball StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2012 BALL, 41–39
Week Two: Ball State Cardinals at Indiana Hoosiers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ball State 0 0 31720
Indiana 10 10 10030

at Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana

  • Date: September 10, 2016
  • Game time: 4:02 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 73 °F (23 °C) • Wind: NW 8 mph • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 41,374
  • Referee: Mark Kluczynski
  • TV: ESPNews
  • Sources: IUHoosiers.com[7]
Game information

Wake ForestEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2015 IND, 31–24
Week Four: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Indiana Hoosiers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Wake Forest 7 14 6633
Indiana 7 0 14728

at Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana

  • Date: September 24, 2016
  • Game time: 3:36 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 85 °F (29 °C) • Wind:5 N-NE • Weather: Fair
  • Game attendance: 45,519
  • Referee: Don Willard
  • TV: BTN
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[8]
Game information

Michigan StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
15–45–2 2015 MSU, 52–26
Week Five: Michigan State Spartans at Indiana Hoosiers – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
#17 Michigan State 7 0 77021
Indiana 0 0 714324

at Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana

  • Date: October 1, 2016
  • Game time: 8:05 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 62 °F (17 °C) • Wind: S 4 mph • Weather: Fair
  • Game attendance: 43,971
  • Referee: Michael Cannon
  • TV: BTN
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[9]
Game information

at Ohio StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–72–5 2015 OSU, 34–27
Week Six: Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio State Buckeyes – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Indiana 3 7 7017
#2 Ohio State 3 21 7738

at Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio

  • Date: October 8, 2016
  • Game time: 3:36 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66 °F (19 °C) • Wind: NW 15 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 107,420
  • Referee: Ron Snodgrass
  • TV: ESPN
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[10]
Game information

NebraskaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–7–3 1978 NEB, 69–17
Week Seven: Nebraska Cornhuskers at Indiana Hoosiers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Nebraska 17 0 01027
Indiana 0 8 7722

at Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana

  • Date: October 15, 2016
  • Game time: 3:36 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 75 °F (24 °C) • Wind: S-SW 12 mph • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 48,254
  • Referee: Jeff Servinski
  • TV: ABC / ESPN2
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[11]
Game information

at NorthwesternEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
34–46–1 2012 NW, 44–29
Week Eight: Indiana Hoosiers at Northwestern Wildcats – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Indiana 3 0 9214
Northwestern 14 10 0024

at Ryan FieldEvanston, Illinois

  • Date: October 22, 2016
  • Game time: 12:01 p.m.EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 50 °F (10 °C) • Wind:W-SW 6 mph • Weather: Mostly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 35,417
  • Referee: Don Willard
  • TV: BTN
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[12]
Game information

MarylandEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2015 IND, 47–28
Week Nine: Maryland Terrapins at Indiana Hoosiers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Maryland 7 14 31236
Indiana 13 3 131342

at Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana

  • Date: October 29, 2016
  • Game time: 3:32 p.m.EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 79 °F (26 °C) • Wind:SW 16 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 38,291
  • Referee: John O'Neill
  • TV: ESPNU
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[13]
Game information

at RutgersEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2015 RUTG, 55–52
Week Ten: Indiana Hoosiers at Rutgers Scarlet Knights – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Indiana 13 0 13733
Rutgers 10 7 7327

at High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, New Jersey

  • Date: November 5, 2016
  • Game time: 12:02 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 57 °F (14 °C) • Wind:NW 10 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 37,345
  • Referee: Daniel Capron
  • TV: BTN
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[14]
Game information

Penn StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–18 2015 PSU, 29–7
Week Eleven: Penn State Nittany Lions at Indiana Hoosiers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
#12 Penn State 7 7 72445
Indiana 0 14 10731

at Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana

  • Date: November 12, 2016
  • Game time: 12:06 P.M. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 45 °F (7 °C) • Wind: E-NE 7 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 40,678
  • Referee: Mike Cannon
  • TV: ABC/ESPN2
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[15]
Game information

at MichiganEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–55 2015 MICH, 48–41
Week Twelve: Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Wolverines – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Indiana 0 7 3010
#4 Michigan 0 3 17020

at Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan

  • Date: November 19, 2016
  • Game time: 3:35 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 38 °F (3 °C) • Wind:NW 20-30 mph • Weather: Cloudy rain/snow
  • Game attendance: 110,288
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • TV: ESPN
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[16]
Game information

PurdueEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
40–72–6 2015 IND, 54–36
Week Thirteen: Purdue Boilermakers at Indiana Hoosiers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Purdue 7 9 6224
Indiana 14 3 0926

at Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana

  • Date: November 26, 2016
  • Game time: 12:02 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 43 °F (6 °C) • Wind: W 6 mph • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 43,103
  • Referee: Ron Snodgrass
  • TV: ESPNU
  • Sources:IUHoosiers.com[17]
Game information

Utah (Foster Farms Bowl)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2002 UTAH, 40–13
Foster Farms Bowl: Utah Utes vs Indiana Hoosiers  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Utah 10 7 6326
Indiana 7 10 0724

at Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA

Game information

RosterEdit

2016 Indiana Hoosiers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Simmie Cobbs Jr. Jr
RB 2 Devonte Williams   Fr
QB 3 Peyton Ramsey Fr
WR 4 Ricky Jones   Sr
WR 5 J-Shun Harris II   So
RB 6 Camion Patrick   Jr
WR 7 Taysir Mack Fr
QB 9 Mike Fiacable   Fr
WR 10 Donavan Hale So
QB 12 Zander Diamont Jr
WR 13 Isaac James   Fr
WR 15 Nick Westbrook So
QB 16 Austin King   Fr
WR 17 Justin Berry Fr
WR 17 Isaac Griffith   Jr
QB 18 Danny Cameron   So
WR 19 Jonah Morris Fr
RB 20 Cole Gest Fr
QB 21 Richard Lagow   Jr
RB 23 Alex Rodriguez   So
RB 24 Mike Majette So
WR 25 Kiante Enis Fr
RB 31 Tyler Natee Fr
WR 33 Ricky Brookins   So
RB 34 Devine Redding Jr
WR 39 Chris Gajcak   Fr
RB 41 Clyde Newton Sr
OL 51 Mackenzie Nworah Fr
OL 52 DaVondre Love   Fr
OL 54 Coy Crunk Fr
OL 56 Grayson Stover Fr
OL 59 Jack Trainor   Fr
OL 61 Nick Ramacca Fr
OL 62 Brandon Knight So
OL 65 Wes Rogers   Sr
OL 67 Dan Feeney   Sr
OL 68 Hunter Littlejohn   Fr
OL 70 Jacob Bailey   Sr
OL 71 Delroy Baker   So
OL 72 Simon Stepaniak   Fr
OL 75 Alex Serrano   So
OL 76 Wes Martin   So
OT 77 Dimitric Camiel   Sr
TE 80 Ian Thomas Jr
TE 81 Jordan Fuchs Jr
WR 82 Luke Timian   So
TE 83 Austin Dorris   Fr
TE 84 Danny Friend   Jr
TE 85 Ryan Watercutter   So
WR 86 Marqui Hawkins   Jr
WR 87 Mitchell Paige   Sr
TE 88 Shaun Bonner Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 2 T. J. Simmons Sr
DB 3 Tyler Green So
LB 4 Chris Covington Jr
DB 6 Zeke Walker   So
LB 8 Tegray Scales Jr
DB 9 Jonathan Crawford So
DB 12 Jayme Thompson   Jr
DB 13 Noel Padmore   Jr
DB 14 Andre Brown, Jr. So
CB 16 Rashard Fant   Jr
DB 18 Ben Bach   Jr
S 19 Tony Fields Jr
DB 20 Jameel Cook, Jr. So
WR 21 Leon Thornton III So
DB 22 Wesley Green   So
DB 23 Khalil Bryant Fr
DB 26 Kiante Walton   So
DB 27 Arthur Jones   Jr
DB 28 A’Shon Riggins Fr
LB 29 Dawson Fletcher   Sr
DB 30 Chase Dutra   Jr
DB 34 Thomas Henderson   Fr
LB 35 Nile Sykes   So
DB 36 Johnny Albomonte   Fr
DB 38 Jake Attar   Fr
LB 39 Kenny Arnold   So
LB 40 Reakwon Jones   Fr
DB 42 Marcelino Ball Fr
LB 43 Dameon Willis Jr.   So
LB 44 Marcus Oliver   Jr
LB 45 Tom Bolstad Fr
DL 47 Robert McCray III Jr
DL 48 Omari Stringer   Fr
DL 49 Greg Gooch Jr
DL 50 Joshua Brown   Fr
DL 51 Mike Barwick, Jr.   So
DL 54 Ja’Merez Bowen So
DT 58 Patrick Dougherty   Jr
LB 60 Danny Banks Jr
DL 69 Gavin Everett   Fr
DT 74 Nate Hoff   Jr
DL 90 Joe Belden   Fr
DL 91 Jocob Robinson So
DL 93 Ralph Green III   Sr
DL 95 Brandon Wilson   Fr
DL 98 Jerome Johnson Fr
DL 99 Allen Stallings IV Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 31 James Halford   Sr
LS 60 Logan Robbins Fr
P 88 Drew Conard Fr
P 86 Joseph Gedeon   So
PK 90 Aaron Del Grosso   Jr
K 92 Griffin Oakes   Jr
LS 97 Dan Godsil So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tom Allen (Associate Head Coach / Defense)
  • Greg Frey (Assistant Head Coach / OL)
  • Mark Hagen (Assistant Defensive Coordinator / DL)
  • William Inge (Co-Defensive Coord / LBs)
  • Kevin Johns (Offensive Coord / QBs / WRs)
  • Noah Joseph (S / Def. Recruiting Coord)
  • Deland McCullough (RBs)
  • James Patton (TEs / FBs / Off. Recruiting Coord)
  • Brandon Shelby (CBs)
  • Keith Caton (Head Strength & Conditioning)
  • Brian Lepak (Graduate Asst - Offense)
  • Billy Cosh (Graduate Asst – Offense)
  • Kasey Teegardin (Grad Asst - Defense)
  • Pat Kuntz (Grad Asst – Defense)
  • Billy Ray Johnson (Asst AD Football Administration)
  • Mike Pechac (Dir Player Dev & Academic Enhancement)
  • Ryan McInerney (Quality Control - Recruiting/Def.)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 30, 2016

Awards and honorsEdit

Big Ten Players of the WeekEdit