1989 Indiana Hoosiers football team

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1989 Indiana Hoosiers football
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1989 record 5–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Bill Mallory (6th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,324)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Michigan $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
#16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
#24 Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented the Indiana Hoosiers in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was coached by Bill Mallory, in his sixth year as head coach of the Hoosiers.

Season[edit]

Rivalries[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 1:30 PM at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Bourbon Barrel) L 14-17   58,216
September 16 2:00 PM Missouri* Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 24-7   48,106
September 30 2:00 PM Toledo* Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN W 32-12   43,501
October 7 2:00 PM Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN W 43-11   47,845
October 14 1:30 PM at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 31-35   89,750
October 21 2:00 PM Minnesotadagger Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN W 28-18   51,069
October 28 12:00 PM at No. 5 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC L 10-38   105,989
November 4 12:30 PM Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) ESPN L 20-51   51,567
November 11 2:00 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 45-17   37,442
November 18 3:30 PM at No. 12 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC L 28-41   53,368
November 25 2:00 PM Purdue Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) L 14-15   47,502
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

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Highlights[edit]

  • Nov. 4, 1989: Anthony Thompson scores his 60th career touchdown to set a then NCAA Division I-A record.
  • Nov. 11, 1989: The NCAA single-game rushing record of 357 yards, held by Rueben Mayes and Mike Pringle is broken as Anthony Thompson rushes for 377 yards in a 45-17 victory at Wisconsin. This stood as a Big Ten Conference record for 25 years until it was broken by Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) in 2014.[2] As of 2014, it still stands as the school record.[3] Thompson also scores four touchdowns on the day.
  • Nov. 24, 1989: Anthony Thompson was the top vote-getter and the only repeat selection on the 1989 Walter Camp All-America team. Thompson finished the season with 1,793 yards and 24 touchdowns.
  • Dec. 2, 1989: A chorus of boos is heard throughout the Hoosier Dome during the Indiana-Kentucky basketball game. It is announced that Andre Ware of the Houston Cougars is the 55th recipient of the Heisman Trophy. Anthony Thompson finishes second.[4]

1990 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Anthony Thompson Running Back 2 31 Arizona Cardinals
Ian Beckles Guard 5 114 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1989 Homecoming". Indiana Arbutus (yearboook). Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (November 15, 2014). "Melvin Gordon breaks FBS single-game rushing record with 408 yards". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ Woods, David (November 16, 2014). "Tevin Coleman's 307 rushing yards can't save IU in loss". IndyStar. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  5. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1990.htm
  6. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GreeTr00.htm