Notes From Central Michigan

Notes from IU's season opening win over Central Michigan, including the latest on IU's home opener against Nicholls State and which freshmen traveled to Friday night's contest.

Indiana played three freshmen in Friday's game – kicker Joe Kleinsmith, wide receiver Brandon Walker-Roby and outside linebacker Geno Johnson. Kleinsmith handled the Hoosiers' kicking duties, while Walker-Roby was in on a handful of offensive plays. Johnson, meanwhile, saw action on special teams. Seven true freshmen made IU's 70-man travel squad – Kleinsmith, Walker-Roby, Johnson, defensive tackle Emile Bass, defensive end Jammie Kirlew, quarterback Kellen Lewis and wide receiver Nick Polk.

- Indiana is still awaiting word on its Sept. 10 home opener against Nicholls State, but Hoeppner said that as of 5 p.m. Friday, indications were that the game would be played.

"I told the team, as far as I know, Rick Greenspan talked to their AD today, and they are planning to come," said Hoepnner. "We're going to do whatever we can to help them."

If Nicholls State is able to make it to Bloomington for Saturday's contest, Hoeppner said his program intends on doing something to help the Louisiana-based school which is dealing with the aftermath of this week's hurricane.

"I've talked with our captains about it, as a team, hopefully we'll get them up here and we're going to do something for them," said Hoeppner. "IU Football is going to get together and do something significant – they need money. We're going to do something.

"We'll probably know something definitively tomorrow, but things were improving, and they were planning to come."


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