2008 Indiana Hoosiers football team

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2008 Indiana Hoosiers football
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2008 record3–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachBill Lynch
Offensive coordinatorMatt Canada
Defensive coordinatorBobby Johnson
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium (49,225, Field Turf)
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Penn State $+   7 1         11 2  
No. 9 Ohio State %+   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Michigan State   6 2         9 4  
Northwestern   5 3         9 4  
No. 20 Iowa   5 3         9 4  
Wisconsin   3 5         7 6  
Minnesota   3 5         7 6  
Illinois   3 5         5 7  
Purdue   2 6         4 8  
Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented the Indiana University Bloomington during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was led by Bill Lynch in his second year as head coach.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3012:00 PM[1]Western Kentucky*BTN[1]W 31–1330,067
September 67:00 PM[1]Murray State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
BTN[1]W 45–330,123
September 207:00 PM[1]Ball State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
BTN[1]L 20–4241,349
September 2712:00 PMMichigan State
ESPNL 29–4231,832
October 412:00 PMat MinnesotaBTNL 7–1640,511
October 1112:00 PMIowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
BTNL 9–4533,428
October 188:00 PM[1]at IllinoisBTN[1]L 13–5562,870
October 2512:00 PM[1]Northwesterndagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
BTN[1]W 21–1930,698
November 112:00 PMCentral Michigan*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
BTNL 34–3726,140
November 812:00 PMWisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, IN
BTNL 20–5530,618
November 1512:00 PMat No. 7 Penn StateBTNL 7–34108,447
November 2212:00 PMat PurdueESPN2L 10–6263,107

Game summaries[edit]

Western Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hilltoppers 0 0 6 7 13
Hoosiers 10 7 7 7 31

Murray State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Racers 3 0 0 0 3
Hoosiers 14 10 21 0 45

Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 14 0 14 42
Hoosiers 6 14 0 0 20

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 13 14 9 6 42
Hoosiers 7 15 7 0 29

Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 0 7 0 0 7
Golden Gophers 0 7 6 3 16

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 10 7 14 14 45
Hoosiers 3 6 0 0 9

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 7 0 3 3 13
Fighting Illini 14 14 13 14 55

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 6 10 0 19
Hoosiers 7 7 7 0 21

Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 14 7 9 37
Hoosiers 14 7 13 0 34

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Badgers 14 10 17 14 55
Hoosiers 13 7 0 0 20

Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 0 7 0 0 7
Nittany Lions 0 10 17 7 34

Penn State overcame a sluggish first half to preserve their perfect record over the Hoosiers. After going up 7-0, Indiana scored on the next drive to tie it at 7-7, but Kevin Kelly kicked a field goal right before halftime to give the Lions a 10-7 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, Penn State scored two more touchdowns and a field goal to put it at 27-7. Penn State scored the final touchdown of the game in the 4th quarter. Penn State's defense held the Hoosiers to six first downs and forced an interception. The offense struggled at times, however, and turned the ball over three times.

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 0 3 0 7 10
Boilermakers 24 17 14 7 62

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP
Coaches
Harris Not released
BCS Not released

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

Team Opp
Scoring 76 16
  Points per Game 38 8
First Downs 50 24
  Rushing 25 6
  Passing 21 16
  Penalty 4 2
Total Offense 926 431
  Avg per Play 6.1 3.7
  Avg per Game 463 215.5
Fumbles-Lost 3 1 4 3
Penalties-Yards 7 63 7 86
  Avg per Game 31.5 43
Team Opp
Punts-Yards 7 272 15 610
  Avg per Punt 38.9 40.7
Time of Possession/Game 30:14 29:46
3rd Down Conversions 8/25 9/29
4th Down Conversions 3/5 1/2
Touchdowns Scored 10 1
Field Goals-Attempts-Long 2 3 28 3 3 37
PAT-Attempts 10 10 1 1
Attendance 60,190  
  Games/Avg per Game 30,095  

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 24 17 28 7 76
Opponents 3 0 6 7 16

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Marcus Thigpen   94     631 6.7 7 78  
Kellen Lewis   93     500 5.4 3 75  
Bryan Payton   79     339 4.3 2 34  
Demetrius McCray   59     214 3.6 2 31  
Zach Davis-Walker   23     106 4.6 1 18  
Ben Chappell   50     72 1.4 3 15  
Ray Fisher   10     58 5.8 0 22  
Trea Burgess   17     54 3.2 0 6  
Mitchell Evans   8     26 3.3 1 14  
Chris Hagerup   3     12 4.0 0 17  
Andrew Means   1     7 7.0 0 7  
Total                  
Opponents                  

[2]

Passing[edit]

Name GP-GS Effic Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Kellen Lewis   108.2 193-110-8 57% 1131 6 79  
Ben Chappell   111.9 153-80-3 52.3% 1001 4 77  
Mitchell Evans   105.1 8-2-0 25% 37 1    
Teddy Schell   37.6 4-1-0 25% 6 0    
Total   108.4 358-193-12 53.9% 2175 11    
Opponents                

[2]

Receiving[edit]

Name GP-GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Andrew Means   34 450 13.2 1 47  
Ray Fisher   42 373 8.9 5 64  
Damarlo Belcher   25 337 13.5 2 47  
Terrance Turner   29 289 10.0 0 38  
Marcus Thigpen   13 235 18.1 2 79  
Tandon Doss   14 186 13.3 1 28  
Mitchell Evans   9 129 14.3 0 23  
Brandon Walker-Roby   7 54 7.7 0 26  
Max Dedmond   6 51 8.5 0 12  
Bryan Payton   2 23 11.5 0 14  
Matt Ernest   3 18 6.0 0 9  
Kellen Lewis   2 17 8.5 0 13  
Chris Banks   1 8 8.0 0 8  
Brad Martin   1 6 6.0 0 6  
Collin Taylor   1 3 3.0 0 3  
Total   193 2175 11.3 11 79  
Opponents              

[2]

Defense[edit]

Name GP Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Interceptions Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds BrUp QBH No.-Yds Avg TD Long Rcv-Yds FF
Total

Special teams[edit]

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Total
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Total

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Three Hoosier FB Games to Appear on Big Ten Network, Five Kick Times Announced". Indiana Sports Information. May 21, 2008. Archived from the original on June 13, 2008. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c "Indiana Hoosiers Stats - 2008". ESPN. Retrieved August 27, 2015.