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Indiana football announces Friday night kick for week two matchup vs Indiana State



Indiana head coach Tom Allen celebrates with his team and the fans after the Indiana versus Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. Indiana won the game 23-20. (Rich Janzaruk/Herald-Times-USA TODAY NETWORK)

Indiana football announces that its home game against Indiana State will be moved to September 8, making it a Friday night kick. The TV designation and game time will be announced at a later date.

This is the second year in a row that the Indiana football program will host a Friday night matchup.

Below is the release from Indiana Athletics.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the second straight season, the Indiana football program will host a contest on a Friday.  The Hoosiers will welcome Indiana State to Memorial Stadium on Friday, September 8. Kick time and television designations will be announced at a later date.

The Hoosiers hosted Illinois on Friday night to open the 2022 campaign in a 23-20 come-from-behind overtime victory at The Rock. Indiana is 3-2 all-time in Friday contests, with the other two wins during the 2005 (Central Michigan) and 1987 (at Minnesota) seasons.

The full 2023 Indiana football schedule is below (home games in bold):

Sep 2       Ohio State
Sep 8       Indiana State (Friday)

Sep 16     vs. Louisville (Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis)
Sep 23     Akron
Sep 30     at Maryland
Oct 14     at Michigan
Oct 21     Rutgers
Oct 28     at Penn State
Nov 4      Wisconsin                                          
Nov 11    at Illinois
Nov 18    Michigan State
Nov 25    at Purdue

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