2011 Indiana Hoosiers Football

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Indiana vs South Carolina State Football Preview



The Indiana Hoosiers look for their first win of the season, and their first under new head coach Kevin Wilson, when they host the FCS South Carolina State Bulldogs on Saturday.

Indiana fell 34-31 to Virginia last week on a last-second field goal.  IU quarterback Edward Wright-Baker fumbled with 1:13 left in the game to give the Cavaliers their shot at the game-winner.

The Hoosiers came back from a 23-3 third-quarter deficit with 28 unanswered points to take a 31-23 lead with 6:34 left in the fourth quarter before the Cavaliers scored eleven points in the final 1:36.

In their opener, Indiana fell 27-20 to instate rival Ball State at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis.

Indiana is now 5-11 in games decided by eight points or less since 2008.

Wright-Baker has completed 36 of 62 passes for 443 yards and two touchdowns this season.  The southpaw has been intercepted once.

Damarlo Belcher leads Hoosiers receivers with 154 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions.

Wilson has said that he is not satisfied with the IU running game, which has averaged 3.4 yards per carry and is statistically the Big Ten's worst.  The Hoosiers' rushing attack particularly struggled in the opener against Ball State.

Matt Perez is the Hoosiers' leading rusher with 25 carries for 88 yards and three touchdowns.

The Indiana rush defense also ranks last in the Big Ten.

The Bulldogs opened their season with a 21-6 loss to Central Michigan.  Last week, SCSU beat Bethune-Cookman 26-18.

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By: James Lambert
DFN Sports Staff Writer



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