2016 Indiana Hoosiers football team

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2016 Indiana Hoosiers football
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
Foster Farms Bowl, L 24–26 vs. Utah
Conference Big Ten Conference
Division East Division
2016 record 6–7 (4–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Kevin Wilson (12 games)
Tom Allen (interim, new head coach)
Offensive coordinator Kevin Johns (6th season)
Co-offensive coordinator Greg Frey (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Tom Allen (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinator William Inge (4th season)
Base defense 4–2–5
Home stadium Memorial 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

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.

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.

Previous season and offseason[edit]

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.

Departures[edit]

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

Schedule[edit]

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).

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:30 PM at FIU* FIU StadiumMiami, FL ESPNU W 34–13   16,089
September 10 4:00 PM Ball State* Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPNews W 30–20   41,374
September 24 3:30 PM Wake Forest* Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN BTN L 28–33   45,519
October 1 8:00 PM No. 17 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) BTN W 24–21 OT  43,971
October 8 3:30 PM at No. 2 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN L 17–38   107,420
October 15 3:30 PM No. 10 Nebraskadagger Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN ABC/ESPN2 L 22–27   48,254
October 22 12:00 PM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL BTN L 14–24   35,417
October 29 3:30 PM Maryland Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN ESPNU W 42–36   38,291
November 5 12:00 PM at Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN W 33–27   37,345
November 12 12:00 PM No. 12 Penn State Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN ABC/ESPN2 L 31–45   40,678
November 19 3:30 PM at No. 4 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN L 10–20   110,288
November 26 12:00 PM Purdue Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) ESPNU W 26–24   43,103
December 28 8:30 PM Utah Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA (Foster Farms Bowl) FOX L 24–26   27,608
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[3]

Game summaries[edit]

at FIU[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 Forest[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 State[edit]

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

Nebraska[edit]

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 Northwestern[edit]

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

Maryland[edit]

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 Rutgers[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 Michigan[edit]

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

Purdue[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

2016 Indiana Hoosiers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Simmie Cobbs Jr. Jr
RB 2 Devonte Williams Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 3 Peyton Ramsey Fr
WR 4 Ricky Jones Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 5 J-Shun Harris II Redshirt.svg So
RB 6 Camion Patrick Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 7 Taysir Mack Fr
QB 9 Mike Fiacable Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 10 Donavan Hale So
QB 12 Zander Diamont Jr
WR 13 Isaac James Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 15 Nick Westbrook So
QB 16 Austin King Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 17 Justin Berry Fr
WR 17 Isaac Griffith Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 18 Danny Cameron Redshirt.svg So
WR 19 Jonah Morris Fr
RB 20 Cole Gest Fr
QB 21 Richard Lagow Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 23 Alex Rodriguez Redshirt.svg So
RB 24 Mike Majette So
WR 25 Kiante Enis Fr
RB 31 Tyler Natee Fr
WR 33 Ricky Brookins Redshirt.svg So
RB 34 Devine Redding Jr
WR 39 Chris Gajcak Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 41 Clyde Newton Sr
OL 51 Mackenzie Nworah Fr
OL 52 DaVondre Love Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 54 Coy Crunk Fr
OL 56 Grayson Stover Fr
OL 59 Jack Trainor Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 61 Nick Ramacca Fr
OL 62 Brandon Knight So
OL 65 Wes Rogers Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 67 Dan Feeney Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 68 Hunter Littlejohn Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 70 Jacob Bailey Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 71 Delroy Baker Redshirt.svg So
OL 72 Simon Stepaniak Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 75 Alex Serrano Redshirt.svg So
OL 76 Wes Martin Redshirt.svg So
OT 77 Dimitric Camiel Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 80 Ian Thomas Jr
TE 81 Jordan Fuchs Jr
WR 82 Luke Timian Redshirt.svg So
TE 83 Austin Dorris Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 84 Danny Friend Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 85 Ryan Watercutter Redshirt.svg So
WR 86 Marqui Hawkins Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 87 Mitchell Paige Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg So
LB 8 Tegray Scales Jr
DB 9 Jonathan Crawford So
DB 12 Jayme Thompson Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 13 Noel Padmore Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 14 Andre Brown, Jr. So
CB 16 Rashard Fant Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 18 Ben Bach Redshirt.svg Jr
S 19 Tony Fields Jr
DB 20 Jameel Cook, Jr. So
WR 21 Leon Thornton III So
DB 22 Wesley Green Redshirt.svg So
DB 23 Khalil Bryant Fr
DB 26 Kiante Walton Redshirt.svg So
DB 27 Arthur Jones Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 28 A’Shon Riggins Fr
LB 29 Dawson Fletcher Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 30 Chase Dutra Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 34 Thomas Henderson Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 35 Nile Sykes Redshirt.svg So
DB 36 Johnny Albomonte Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 38 Jake Attar Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 39 Kenny Arnold Redshirt.svg So
LB 40 Reakwon Jones Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 42 Marcelino Ball Fr
LB 43 Dameon Willis Jr. Redshirt.svg So
LB 44 Marcus Oliver Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 45 Tom Bolstad Fr
DL 47 Robert McCray III Jr
DL 48 Omari Stringer Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 49 Greg Gooch Jr
DL 50 Joshua Brown Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 51 Mike Barwick, Jr. Redshirt.svg So
DL 54 Ja’Merez Bowen So
DT 58 Patrick Dougherty Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 60 Danny Banks Jr
DL 69 Gavin Everett Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 74 Nate Hoff Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 90 Joe Belden Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 91 Jocob Robinson So
DL 93 Ralph Green III Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 95 Brandon Wilson Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 98 Jerome Johnson Fr
DL 99 Allen Stallings IV Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 31 James Halford Redshirt.svg Sr
LS 60 Logan Robbins Fr
P 88 Drew Conard Fr
P 86 Joseph Gedeon Redshirt.svg So
PK 90 Aaron Del Grosso Redshirt.svg Jr
K 92 Griffin Oakes Redshirt.svg 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 Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 30, 2016

Awards and honors[edit]

Big Ten Players of the Week[edit]