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Indiana-Michigan Contest to Kick Off at !2 P.M. ET
Oct. 31, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Nov. 12 Indiana at Michigan football game will kick off at 12 p.m. ET from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Big Ten announced on Monday. The game will be televised live by ESPN2. Per the Big Ten Conference's television agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Plus, each league football game time is announced 12 days prior to game day. Nearly two weeks prior to the game, the television networks submit the schedule to the league office, who in turn, distribute the schedule to the Big Ten member institutions.
IU will make its second straight appearance on ESPN2 and third of the season against U-M. This Saturday, the 4-4 Hoosiers are hosting 5-3 Minnesota at 12 p.m. EST on the network. For ticket information, please call 1-866-IU-SPORTS.
James Hardy collected a pair of touchdown receptions at Michigan State (10/29), giving him 10 on the season. He is now tied for second on the school's single-season list, three scores behind Ernie Jones total of 13 in 1987. Hardy also sits tied for eighth nationally with his 10 scoring receptions. He is the first IU receiver since Jones (1987) to catch at least one touchdown in seven of his first eight games, and he has caught two touchdown passes on three separate occasions this season.
Quarterback Blake Powers and receiver James Hardy broke into Indiana's top 10 single-season passing and receiving lists, respectively, in several categories at Michigan State (10/29). In addition to adding to his school-record touchdown total (21) with one scoring toss, Powers completed 20 passes in 35 attempts and now sits sixth with 165 completions and ninth with 290 attempts on the year. Along with moving into a tie for second with 10 touchdowns this season, Hardy caught eight balls for 77 yards and is now third on the single-season list with 56 receptions and fifth with 848 yards.