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2018 Indiana Hoosiers football
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ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
2018 record5–7 (2–7 Big Ten)
Head coachTom Allen (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorMike DeBord (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMark Hagen (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,656)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →

Template:2018 Big Ten football standings The 2018 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented Indiana University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana competed as a member of the East Division of the Big Ten Conference. The team was led by second-year head coach Tom Allen.

Indiana started the year with three consecutive victories against non-conference opponents FIU, Virginia, and Ball State. In Big Ten Conference play, the team secured victories against Rutgers and Maryland. In the last game of the season, with bowl eligibility on the line, Indiana fell to in-state rivals Purdue 21–28 to finish in sixth in the East Division with a final record of 5–7, 2–7 in conference play.

The Hoosiers were led offensively by quarterback Peyton Ramsey, who finished in fourth in the Big Ten Conference with 2,875 passing yards and 19 touchdowns. Running back Stevie Scott was fifth in the conference with 1,137 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Kicker Logan Justus was the team's sole all-conference selection, chosen to the second team by the coaches after finishing in second in the conference in field goal percentage.[1]

Spring GameEdit

The 2018 Spring Game took place in Bloomington on April 14 at 12 p.m.[2]

Date Time Spring Game Site TV Result Attendance
April 14[1] 12:00 p.m. Cream vs. Crimson Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN Crimson 37–28
  • ^[1] Due to inclement weather in the area, the annual spring game was closed to the public and moved inside Mellencamp Pavilion.[3]

Previous seasonEdit

The Hoosiers finished the 2017 season 5–7 overall, 2–7 in Big Ten play to finish in sixth place in the Eastern Division. Following two straight seasons of bowl game appearances, the Hoosiers 2017 record prevented them from going to a bowl for a third subsequent year.

OffseasonEdit

Coaching changesEdit

On January 4, 2018, the Hoosiers announced the hiring of David Ballou as new strength and conditioning coach, following the release of Keith Caton, who served one season in the position.[4][5] On January 8, 2018, the Hoosiers announced the hiring of Kane Wommack as the new linebackers coach. Current Hoosiers linebackers coach, William Inge, will transition to special teams coach prior to the start of the football season.[6] On February 27, 2018, Kasey Teegardin was hired to the position of safeties coach, following the departure of former safeties coach, Noah Joseph.[7]

DeparturesEdit

Notable departures from the 2017 squad included:

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Tegray Scales 8 Outside Linebacker 6'0 227 Senior Cincinnati, Ohio Graduated
Griffin Oakes 92 Placekicker 5'9 200 Senior Greenwood, Indiana Graduated
Simmie Cobbs Jr. 1 Wide receiver 6'4 220 Junior (Redshirt) Oak Park, Illinois Declared for 2018 NFL Draft

2018 NFL DraftEdit

Hoosiers who were picked in the 2018 NFL Draft:

Round Pick Player Position Team
4 101 Ian Thomas TE Carolina Panthers
6 193 Chris Covington LB Dallas Cowboys
UFA Simmie Cobbs Jr. WR Washington Redskins
UFA Rashard Fant CB Chicago Bears
UFA Robert McCray III DB Kansas City Chiefs
UFA Tegray Scales LB Los Angeles Rams

PreseasonEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

The Hoosiers signed a total of 26 recruits.

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