The Indiana Hoosiers football team will host its annual Crimson and Cream spring game on April 14, 2018 to prepare for the 2018 campaign and give fans a sneak peak at the squad. You can find the date, time, TV channel, how to watch online and more below.
The Hoosiers went 5-7 last season and 2-7 in conference. Tom Allen enters his second full season at the helm of the team and has a 5-8 record overall.
Indiana spring game 2018: Date
The Indiana spring game will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Indiana spring game 2018: Time
The Indiana spring game will kick off at noon.
Indiana spring game 2018: TV channel
You can watch the Indiana spring football game on the Big Ten Network. You can find that channel on your local cable provider here.
Indiana spring game 2018: Watch online
The Indiana spring football game will be available to stream online at BTN2Go.com.
Indiana spring game 2018:
The Hoosiers started their spring practices on March 3 and conclude their 15-session run with the Crimson and Cream Game.
It’ll be a time for new players to get their feet wet, players to step up, starters to get work in and coaches to evaluate.
The most evaluation will be done on the defense, where only four starters return after losing defensive linemen Greg Gooch, Nate Hoff and Robert McCray III; linebackers Chris Covington and Tegray Scales; corner Rashad Fant and safety Chase Dutra.
All of these players helped lead a defense that, despite losing seven games, held opponents to less points per game than their own squad.
The team’s leading returning tackler is senior safety Jonathan Crawford, who was fourth on the team with 62 total tackles and one interception.
On offense, the team loses three starters but they are arguably three of the most important players on the field as well.
Quarterback Richard Lagow is leaving after throwing for 1,936 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. He will be replaced by redshirt sophomore Peyton Ramsey, who saw plenty of time in nine games last year, throwing for 1,252 yards and 10 scores.
But his best target will be gone in Simmie Cobbs Jr. Cobbs led the team with 72 catches for 841 yards and eight touchdowns. Luke Timian, who had 68 catches for 589 yards and two scores in 2017, will be one of his big replacements.
Tight end Ian Thomas, who had five scores on 25 catches for 376 yards also departs.
Lastly, the Hoosiers will be trying to find a replacement for kicker Griffin Oakes, who was 16-of-17 last year with a long of 51 and his only miss coming from beyond 50 yards.