Tracking the True Freshmen: Michigan

Antonio Allen had a big game before hurting his knee and leaving in the third quarter. T.J. Simmons was another IU true freshmen that had big stats. Read this story to see how all the true freshmen did Saturday.

One of our weekly features in our postgame coverage is to take a look back at how Indiana's true freshmen performed in Saturday's game.

Six true freshmen saw action for IU in the 63-47 loss to Michigan on Saturday. Two of those freshmen, Antonio Allen and T.J. Simmons started at safety and middle linebacker respectively.

Here is how that group fared against Michigan:

Antonio Allen made his first career start at safety in place of Mark Murphy. He played well until he got banged up on a play near the IU sideline in the third quarter. Kevin Wilson said after the game that it was a knee injury but he believed Allen would be able to get back. He said the bye week will come at a good time for Allen. Despite missing all of the fourth quarter, Allen was tied for second with nine tackles in the game including seven solo tackles.

T.J. Simmons started for the seventh game in a row at middle linebacker. He was fourth on the team in tackles with eight including a sack for 5 yards. He was credited with two tackles for loss for 9 yards total.

Darius Lathamhad three tackle including a half of a tackle for loss.

Marcus Oliverhad one assisted tackle.

Clyde Newtonplayed but didn't accumulate any defensive statistics had one assisted tackle.

Danny Friendplayed on special teams.

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