Postgame Notes - Indiana State at Indiana
Sept. 2, 2012
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana's first points of the season came courtesy of sophomore wide receiver Shane Wynn when he pulled in a 71-yard touchdown reception from sophomore quarterback Tre Roberson. It marked Wynn's first career TD reception and Roberson's career-long scoring strike. It was also the longest snare of Wynn's career.
Wynn finished the game with career highs of six receptions and 95 yards. He added four rushing yards for a total of 99 all-purpose yards.
Roberson finished with a career-high 280 yards passing with one touchdown. He connected on 26-of-36 (72.2 percent), including completions to 10 different receivers. Roberson added 19 yards rushing for a career-high total of 299 yards total offense.
The Indianapolis native extended the IU lead to 24-10 with a 1-yard rushing score in the third quarter. He now has three career rushing scores. Roberson has thrown for and rushed for at least one score in the same game twice in his career (Oct. 29, 2011 - Northwestern).
The Hoosiers ran for 171 yards in the game on 47 carries. Indiana has averaged more than 161 yards rushing per game in the Kevin Wilson era.
Sophomore D'Angelo Roberts finished with a team-high 67 yards on a career-high 22 carries. True freshman Tevin Coleman had 48 yards on seven carries, junior Stephen Houston had 34 yards on 10 carries and Roberson added 19 yards on seven carries.
Houston made the most out of his first carry of the season, breaking free for a 15-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The junior has crossed the goal line nine times in his career.
Sophomore safety Drew Hardin paced IU with eight tackles, making three solo stops. He also teamed with junior linebacker Griffen Dahlstrom to create Indiana's first turnover of the season. Dahlstrom forced his first career fumble, which was recovered by Hardin (also the first of his career).
Dahlstrom also came up with his first career sack with 2:58 left to play, Indiana's fifth of the game.
Sophomore linebacker Chase Hoobler recorded Indiana's first sack of the season (10 yards) and the third of his career. He finished with seven tackles, five solo.
Fifth-year defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr., notched his first career multi-sack game. He recorded one in the first and fourth quarters to push his career total to six.
Adam Replogle picked up Indiana's third sack of the game. The senior defensive tackle leads all Hoosier defenders with 11 career sacks. Replogle finished with six tackles, four solo.
The Hoosiers had five sacks and seven tackles for loss in the game. The team totaled five-or-more sacks only once in 2011, with six against Ohio State on November 5, 2011. IU had seven-or-more tackles for loss three times in 2011 (7 vs. Penn State on Oct. 1, 9 vs. Ohio State and 7 vs. Purdue on Nov. 26).
In his first career start, sophomore cornerback Brian Williams came up huge. Williams stepped in front of a Mike Perish pass and snared his first career interception to stop an Indiana State drive at the Hoosiers 31-yard line with 9:27 left.
Mitch Ewald became the seventh kicker in Indiana history to reach 30 career field goals with a 30-yarder to push IU's lead to 17-7 in the second quarter. The junior is the school's all-time percentage leader (78.9 percent) and is now 30-of-38 in his career.
Tonight's attendance was 41,882 - Indiana's largest home-opening mark since 1991 (48,994 vs. Kentucky on Sept. 21).
Indiana won the coin toss and elected to defer.
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