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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 6 85 THREE THINGS 1 Senior safety Jon- athan Crawford is Indiana's top returning player. He registered 62 tackles, eight pass breakups and one intercep- tion as a junior and has started in all 38 career games at his position since arriv- ing in Bloomington in 2015. 2 Indiana's quarter- back competition is wide open heading into the fall. Redshirt sophomore Peyton Ramsey (1,252 yards, 10 touchdowns, five INTs) returns after starting four of his nine games played last year. But Arizona grad transfer Brandon Dawkins, who played in 22 games for the Wildcats and passed for 2,418 yards and 15 TDs, and four-star 2018 signee Michael Penix Jr. will get a fair shot as well. 3 While the quarterback position is the biggest question mark on offense, the defense has plenty of important spots to fill, too. Both of IU's starting linebacker spots in its 4-2-5 scheme are gone. And it's more than just a loss of experience. Tegray Scales, a first-team All-Big Ten selection, and Chris Covington ac- counted for 21.8 percent of Indiana's tackles in 2017. Scales also had 12.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and six sacks. So the players who take their place have big shoes to fill. — Stu Jackson, writer at TIME: TBA | DATE: NOV. 24 | LOCATION: BLOOMINGTON, IND. | TV: TBA COACH: TOM ALLEN (5-8, SECOND SEASON) 2017 RECORD: 5-7 STARTERS RETURNING (OFFENSE/ DEFENSE): 6/3^ SERIES VS. PURDUE: 41-73-6 LAST MEETING: PURDUE, 31-24 ON NOV. 25, 2017, AT ROSS-ADE STADIUM ^ ATHLON GBI EARLY LINE: PURDUE -1 Game 12 | Indiana Indiana's 2018 Schedule 9/1 at FIU 9/8 VIRGINIA 9/15 BALL STATE 9/22 MICHIGAN STATE 9/29 at Rutgers 10/6 at Ohio State 10/13 IOWA 10/20 PENN STATE 10/26 at Minnesota 11/10 MARYLAND 11/17 at Michigan 11/24 PURDUE Indiana Jonathan Crawford

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