- Other than Graeme McFarland's 48 yards passing, every bit of IU's 2006 offensive production returns;
- James Hardy, with 20 touchdown catches in his first two seasons, is only 10 behind Jade Butcher for IU's career record;
- Hardy needs only 911 yards to become IU's all-time receiving yardage leader;
- Hardy, with 8 100-yard games, is only 2 behind Eddie Baety for the career record;
- With 10 career interceptions, Tracy Porter seems unlikely to catch Tim Wilbur for the IU record (19), but with just two more INTs will be in second place
As for the Sycamores, as noted, sometime starting QB Reilly Murphy and leading rusher Tony West return. Let's hope that for the first time since the 2003 ISU game, the Hoosier can play a I-AA team without a dramatic fourth quarter. This whole start-of-the-season thing seems to have snuck up on the ISU SID. The team's website includes no news releases since July 24 and still provides the 2006 roster and media guide. As an IU football fan, I thought I knew what apathy looked like.