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The Memorial Stadium has been home to the Indiana Hoosiers for over fifty years. Since its inception, one of the most reputable coaches is undoubtedly Bo McMillin, who led them to their only unbeaten season. This quiz is designed to help see just how much you know about the team, some of its players, memorable games, etc.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In 1912, the Indiana Hoosiers' team rushing record for single play yards was set at what?

    • A. 

      65 Yards And A Touchdown

    • B. 

      82 Yards

    • C. 

      59 Yards

    • D. 

      98 Yards And A Touchdown

    Correct Answer
    D. 98 Yards And A Touchdown
    Explanation
    In 1912, the Indiana Hoosiers' team rushing record for single play yards was set at 98 yards and a touchdown. This means that during a single play, a player from the Indiana Hoosiers' team was able to run for 98 yards and score a touchdown. This record demonstrates the exceptional skill and speed of the player, as well as the effectiveness of the team's offensive strategy and blocking.

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  • 2. 

    In 1986, the Indiana Hoosiers team record for most career attempted carries for an individual was set at what?

    • A. 

      458 Attempts

    • B. 

      299 Attempts

    • C. 

      1,161 Attempts

    • D. 

      614 Attempts

    Correct Answer
    C. 1,161 Attempts
    Explanation
    In 1986, the Indiana Hoosiers team record for most career attempted carries for an individual was set at 1,161 attempts. This means that a player on the team had the most number of times they carried the ball during their career. This record demonstrates the player's durability, stamina, and importance to the team's offense.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following can be said of the 2006 Indiana Hoosiers football team?

    • A. 

      Oldest In Their Conference

    • B. 

      Had The Worst Division IA Record

    • C. 

      Had The Best Division 1A Record

    • D. 

      Youngest In Their Conference

    Correct Answer
    D. Youngest In Their Conference
    Explanation
    The 2006 Indiana Hoosiers football team can be described as the youngest in their conference. This means that compared to other teams in their conference, the players on the Indiana Hoosiers team had less experience and were likely to be younger in age.

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  • 4. 

    What was the Indiana Hoosiers' overall record for their 2006 college football season?

    • A. 

      0 Wins, 12 Losses

    • B. 

      11 Wins, 1 Loss

    • C. 

      5 Wins, 7 Losses

    • D. 

      12 Wins, 0 Losses

    Correct Answer
    C. 5 Wins, 7 Losses
    Explanation
    In the 2006 college football season, the Indiana Hoosiers had a record of 5 wins and 7 losses. This means that they won 5 games and lost 7 games throughout the season.

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  • 5. 

    In the 1981 season, the all-time Hoosiers record for consecutive field goals scored was set at what number?

    • A. 

      10 Consecutive Field Goals

    • B. 

      19 Consecutive Field Goals

    • C. 

      7 Consecutive Field Goals

    • D. 

      22 Consecutive Field Goals

    Correct Answer
    A. 10 Consecutive Field Goals
    Explanation
    In the 1981 season, the all-time Hoosiers record for consecutive field goals scored was set at 10. This means that the player successfully made 10 field goals in a row without missing. This achievement showcases the player's accuracy and skill in shooting field goals. It is a significant record because it demonstrates the player's consistency and ability to perform under pressure.

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  • 6. 

    A single Indiana Hoosier scored how many field goals to lead his team for the 2004 season?

    • A. 

      19 Field Goals

    • B. 

      11 Field Goals

    • C. 

      29 Field Goals

    • D. 

      3 Field Goals

    Correct Answer
    B. 11 Field Goals
    Explanation
    In the 2004 season, a single Indiana Hoosier scored a total of 11 field goals, which led his team.

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  • 7. 

    In 1996, the Indiana Hoosiers team record for most touchdowns to be scored in the season was what?

    • A. 

      1 Touchdown

    • B. 

      4 Touchdowns

    • C. 

      9 Touchdowns

    • D. 

      0 Touchdowns

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 Touchdowns
    Explanation
    In 1996, the Indiana Hoosiers team scored a total of 4 touchdowns in the season. This means that they were able to cross the opponent's goal line and score 4 times throughout the season.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of a traditional Indiana Hoosiers fan breakfast that is held annually?

    • A. 

      Porridge And Pigskins

    • B. 

      Flapjacks And Football

    • C. 

      Provolone And Pigskin

    • D. 

      Pancakes And Pigskins

    Correct Answer
    D. Pancakes And Pigskins
    Explanation
    The traditional Indiana Hoosiers fan breakfast that is held annually is called "Pancakes And Pigskins". This event likely involves serving pancakes and other breakfast foods to fans while they gather to watch or discuss football games. The name suggests a combination of the popular breakfast food, pancakes, and the sport of football (referred to as pigskins).

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  • 9. 

    What was the Indiana Hoosiers' conference standing at the end of their 2006 season?

    • A. 

      Last Place

    • B. 

      2nd Place

    • C. 

      7th Place

    • D. 

      3rd Place

    Correct Answer
    C. 7th Place
    Explanation
    The Indiana Hoosiers' conference standing at the end of their 2006 season was 7th place.

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  • 10. 

    When was the Indiana University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame established?

    • A. 

      2006

    • B. 

      1892

    • C. 

      1999

    • D. 

      1982

    Correct Answer
    D. 1982
    Explanation
    The Indiana University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1982.

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  • 11. 

    The single-season record for most sacks by a single Hoosier was set at what number for the 2000 season?

    • A. 

      6 Sacks

    • B. 

      12 Sacks

    • C. 

      21 Sacks

    • D. 

      1 Sack

    Correct Answer
    A. 6 Sacks
    Explanation
    The single-season record for most sacks by a single Hoosier was set at 6 sacks for the 2000 season.

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  • 12. 

    What other sport did the star of the 1936 Indiana Hoosiers football team play for his college?

    • A. 

      Soccer

    • B. 

      Lacrosse

    • C. 

      Track

    • D. 

      Basketball

    Correct Answer
    D. Basketball
    Explanation
    The star of the 1936 Indiana Hoosiers football team also played basketball for his college.

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  • 13. 

    Between what years was the Indiana Hoosiers football franchise independent of any conference affiliation?

    • A. 

      1882-1899

    • B. 

      1882-1990

    • C. 

      1882-1920

    • D. 

      1882-1982

    Correct Answer
    A. 1882-1899
    Explanation
    The Indiana Hoosiers football franchise was independent of any conference affiliation between the years 1882 and 1899.

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  • 14. 

    What structure now stands where the original Memorial Stadium once stood?

    • A. 

      A Gas Station

    • B. 

      An Arboretum

    • C. 

      A Car Dealership

    • D. 

      A Sky Scraper

    Correct Answer
    B. An Arboretum
    Explanation
    The original Memorial Stadium has been replaced by an Arboretum. An Arboretum is a place where a variety of trees and shrubs are cultivated for scientific, educational, and aesthetic purposes. It is likely that the area where the stadium once stood has been transformed into a green space with a collection of different plant species.

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  • 15. 

    How much money was raised to build the original Memorial Stadium in 1922?

    • A. 

      2 Million Dollars

    • B. 

      100,000 Dollars

    • C. 

      250,000 Dollars

    • D. 

      1 Million Dollars

    Correct Answer
    C. 250,000 Dollars
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 250,000 Dollars. This amount of money was raised to build the original Memorial Stadium in 1922.

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  • 16. 

    What was the Indiana Hoosiers' total win-loss record for their 1882 season?

    • A. 

      2 Wins, 2 Losses

    • B. 

      12 Wins, 0 Losses

    • C. 

      3 Wins, 9 Losses

    • D. 

      1 Win, 6 Losses

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 Wins, 2 Losses
    Explanation
    The Indiana Hoosiers' total win-loss record for their 1882 season was 2 wins and 2 losses.

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  • 17. 

    How many Indiana Hoosier football players lived in the fraternity house that burned down in 1969?

    • A. 

      19 Players

    • B. 

      11 Players

    • C. 

      4 Players

    • D. 

      6 Players

    Correct Answer
    B. 11 Players
    Explanation
    In 1969, there were 11 Indiana Hoosier football players living in the fraternity house that burned down.

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  • 18. 

    How many games did the Indiana Hoosiers lose in their 1910 season?

    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      1

    Correct Answer
    D. 1
    Explanation
    In their 1910 season, the Indiana Hoosiers lost only one game.

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  • 19. 

    How many Indiana Hoosiers fans and franchise members chipped into the building costs of the original Memorial Stadium?

    • A. 

      14,000 People

    • B. 

      20,000 People

    • C. 

      5,000 People

    • D. 

      100,000 People

    Correct Answer
    A. 14,000 People
    Explanation
    14,000 people chipped into the building costs of the original Memorial Stadium. This suggests that there was a collective effort from a significant number of Indiana Hoosiers fans and franchise members to contribute financially towards the construction of the stadium.

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  • 20. 

    In what season did the Indiana Hoosiers set a team record with 658 rushing attempts?

    • A. 

      1911 Season

    • B. 

      1977 Season

    • C. 

      1955 Season

    • D. 

      1944 Season

    Correct Answer
    B. 1977 Season
    Explanation
    In the 1977 season, the Indiana Hoosiers set a team record with 658 rushing attempts. This means that throughout that particular season, the team made a total of 658 attempts to run the ball forward on offense. The other seasons mentioned in the options do not have any relevance to the team's rushing attempts record.

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  • 21. 

    An Indiana Hoosier led his team in touchdowns in 1968 and 1969 by scoring how many in each season?

    • A. 

      10 And 10

    • B. 

      20 And 20

    • C. 

      5 And 5

    • D. 

      7 And 10

    Correct Answer
    A. 10 And 10
    Explanation
    The Indiana Hoosier scored a total of 10 touchdowns in both the 1968 and 1969 seasons, leading his team in touchdowns in both years.

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  • 22. 

    In 1994, the Indiana Hoosiers set their season record for most field goals made by an individual at what number?

    • A. 

      6 Field Goals

    • B. 

      4 Field Goals

    • C. 

      12 Field Goals

    • D. 

      1 Field Goal

    Correct Answer
    A. 6 Field Goals
    Explanation
    In 1994, the Indiana Hoosiers set a season record for the most field goals made by an individual, with the number being 6. This means that during that season, one player on the team successfully made 6 field goals, surpassing any previous records set by other players.

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  • 23. 

    By what margin did the Indiana Hoosiers beat Ohio State at home on October 8, 1988?

    • A. 

      42315

    • B. 

      41-7

    • C. 

      42187

    • D. 

      21-7

    Correct Answer
    B. 41-7
    Explanation
    On October 8, 1988, the Indiana Hoosiers beat Ohio State at home with a score of 41-7. This means that the Indiana Hoosiers won the game by a margin of 34 points. The score of 41-7 indicates that Indiana scored 41 points while Ohio State only managed to score 7 points. This significant margin of victory demonstrates the dominance of the Indiana Hoosiers in the game.

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  • 24. 

    From what country does the word "Hoosier" originate?

    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Poland

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      China

    Correct Answer
    B. Poland
  • 25. 

    What are the original team colors for the Indiana Hoosiers?

    • A. 

      Green And Gold

    • B. 

      Cream And Crimson

    • C. 

      Yellow And Blue

    • D. 

      White And Black

    Correct Answer
    B. Cream And Crimson
    Explanation
    The original team colors for the Indiana Hoosiers are cream and crimson. This color combination has been associated with the university since the late 19th century. Cream represents the limestone that is abundant in Indiana, while crimson symbolizes the state flower, the cardinal. These colors have become iconic and are still used today in the team's uniforms and merchandise.

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  • 26. 

    What did a 1927 Indiana Hoosier coach do to study wind currents most hospitable for punting?

    • A. 

      Asked Around

    • B. 

      Flew A Plane Over The Stadium

    • C. 

      Threw Balls In The Air

    • D. 

      Hired A Meteorologist

    Correct Answer
    B. Flew A Plane Over The Stadium
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Flew A Plane Over The Stadium". This suggests that the 1927 Indiana Hoosier coach wanted to study wind currents most hospitable for punting by observing them from a plane flying over the stadium. This method would allow him to get a better understanding of the wind patterns and make more informed decisions regarding punting strategies.

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  • 27. 

    What did the Indiana Hoosiers get on September 29, 1934?

    • A. 

      A New Stadium

    • B. 

      Pay Raises

    • C. 

      A New Team

    • D. 

      New Uniforms

    Correct Answer
    D. New Uniforms
    Explanation
    On September 29, 1934, the Indiana Hoosiers received new uniforms. This suggests that the team underwent a change in their attire, possibly to improve their image or to differentiate themselves from previous seasons. The acquisition of new uniforms could also indicate a fresh start or a renewed sense of pride and identity for the team.

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  • 28. 

    In what season did the Indiana Hoosiers come together to achieve a team-high 22 interceptions?

    • A. 

      1960 Season

    • B. 

      1995 Season

    • C. 

      2001 Season

    • D. 

      1945 Season

    Correct Answer
    D. 1945 Season
    Explanation
    In the 1945 season, the Indiana Hoosiers achieved a team-high of 22 interceptions. This indicates that during that particular season, the players on the Indiana Hoosiers team were able to intercept the opposing team's passes 22 times, which is the highest number of interceptions they achieved in any season.

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  • 29. 

    On November 11th, 1989, the Hoosiers' team record for single-game carries by an individual was set at what?

    • A. 

      22 Carries

    • B. 

      52 Carries

    • C. 

      43 Carries

    • D. 

      33 Carries

    Correct Answer
    B. 52 Carries
    Explanation
    On November 11th, 1989, the Hoosiers' team record for single-game carries by an individual was set at 52 carries. This means that a player on the Hoosiers' team carried the ball 52 times in a single game, which is a remarkable feat. This record demonstrates the player's endurance, skill, and the team's reliance on their running game during that particular game.

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  • 30. 

    In 1988, the Hoosiers' team record for most first downs achieved through rushing was set at what number?

    • A. 

      35 In The Season

    • B. 

      9 In The Season

    • C. 

      172 In The Season

    • D. 

      299 In The Season

    Correct Answer
    C. 172 In The Season
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 172 In The Season. This means that in the 1988 season, the Hoosiers' team achieved a total of 172 first downs through rushing. This indicates that they were successful in gaining significant yardage on the ground and moving the chains to sustain their offensive drives.

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