Tom Allen and the Indiana Hoosiers had a whirlwind weekend

Tom Allen's whirlwind weekend generates unique debut for the Indiana Hoosiers football team

Tom Allen's whirlwind weekend generates unique debut for the Indiana Hoosiers 

  • The same weekend Allen got his first head-coaching job, his Indiana Hoosiers accept spot in Foster Farms Bowl 
  • The Hoosiers' trip to Levi's Stadium is their second-straight bowl appearance after last year's Pinstripe Bowl 
  • For Allen, it is his debut as head coach after huge year as Kevin Wilson's defensive coordinator 
  • Allen's defense improved in almost every statistical category, giving up 27 fewer touchdowns than last season 
  • Indiana's defensive turnaround includes six All-Big Ten honorees 
  • LB Tegray Scales and CB Rashard Fant became second-team All Big Ten defenders 
  • Honorable mention honors for fifth-year senior defensive tackle Ralph Green III (coaches), redshirt junior linebacker Marcus Oliver (coaches and media), sophomore safety Jonathan Crawford (media) and true freshman husky Marcelino Ball
  • Don't forget about Indiana's dangerous offense, ranked third in total offense (433.1 ypg) behind only Ohio State & Michigan 
  • Indiana faces No. 19 Utah Dec. 28 in Santa Clara 
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