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2006 Indiana Hoosiers Football Preview

2006 Indiana Hoosiers season preview from Maddux Sports. Features an indepth look at the team, some info about the university, and the 2006 Indiana Hoosiers Football Schedule. When you go to handicap NCAA football in 2006 consider using Maddux's College football spread picks for the added edge over your bookie this year. In addition don't forget to bookmark our free live College odds feed for the upcoming season.

Coach: Terry Hoeppner (2nd year at Indiana)
Team Name: Hoosiers
2005 Overall Record: 4-7
2005 Big 10 Conference Record 1-7
Returning Starters: 14

This team has seen 11 consecutive losing seasons and they’re hoping not to make it a dozen. They may be able to eek out 6 wins, especially because the Hoosiers have a fantastic quarterback-receiver combo in Blake Powers and James Hardy.

Powers, who returns as the team’s leading passer and rusher, threw 22 TDs in 2005, while Hardy, an athletic player, caught 10 TDs and 63 receptions total. Powers must cut down on his 16 interceptions and at the same time his offensive line has to start coming through. Who will be the team’s prominent rusher? That like much of the team is a work-in-progress.

On defense, the Hoosiers could not stop the run, allowing more than 200 yards per game. They were near the bottom in forced turnovers and allowed an average of 10.2 more points per game than they scored.

The best part of the group is the secondary, led by junior corner Tracy Porter (3 INTS). They have experience, speed and talent. Free safety Will Meyers led the team in tackles with 84. A statistic like that never bodes well for the front line or linebackers. The rest of the “D,” all seven, is anyone’s guess.

Five victories are a possibility if they can beat both Connecticut and Illinois. But until the Hoosiers can rush the passer and stop opponents from connecting and scoring, Indiana will continue its losing ways.

Indiana Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
Western Michigan
Home
Sep 9
Ball State
Road
Sep 16
Southern IL
Home
Sep 23
Connecticut
Home
Sep 30
Wisconsin
Home
Oct 7
Illinois
Road
Oct 14
Iowa
Home
Oct 21
Ohio State
Road
Oct 28
Michigan State
Home
Nov 4
Minnesota
Road
Nov 11
Michigan
Home
Nov 18
Purdue
Road

 

For more info on this years 06 Indiana football team visit the Hoosiers official athletic site, or read up on their competition via all of the big 10 team previews below.

 

2006 Big 10 Football Previews

Listed below are the individual team breaks downs for each university in the Big 10 Conference. If you click on the schools links you can find the 2006 football preview for each Big 10 school. To return to the main 2006 NCAA football preview page you may click here at anytime.

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