Season 5 Week 1 IU destroyed #8 Florida, 62-31. Mike Perkins showed why he was ranked the top True Freshman Halfback in the country with a 125+ yard, 3 TD day. Pre-Season All-Americans WR Duwyce Wilson and SS Logan Smith had stellar days as well. Wilson and WR Jamone Chester made the Gator special teams look like a grade school squad with a kickoff return TD each. The Hoosier D forced 4 turnovers including a pick for a TD and 3 fumbles forced. IU started each possession with stellar field possession and was able to ride the new true freshmen QB and RB Perkins to victory.