Indiana vs. Ball State Postgame Notes
Sept. 16, 2012
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana gained 558 yards of total offense in the game (423 passing, 135 rushing), marking the second straight game the Hoosiers have gone over 500 yards (606 vs. Massachusetts). It is the first time Indiana has had back-to-back games with 500-or-more total yards since the 2006 Purdue game (505) and the opener in 2007 against Indiana State (516).
Sophomore Cameron Coffman made the first start of his career. He finished with 251 yards on 24-of-35 passing with two touchdowns.
Stephen Houston scored the Hoosiers first TD of the night and his third of the season from 13 yards out. He now has 11 touchdowns in his career.
The junior capped a five-play, 75-yard scoring drive that took just 1:27. Houston finished with 102 yards on 12 rushes, marking his fourth career 100-yard game.
Junior wide receiver Kofi Hughes caught Coffman's first TD, a 9-yard reception at the 13:30 mark in the second quarter. It was his first scoring grab this season and the fourth of his career.
Sophomore Cody Latimer hauled in his first touchdown of the season from three yards out right before halftime. The drive covered 78 yards in 15 plays and 4:30.
True freshman Nate Sudfeld connected with Latimer for a 70-yard score with 4:07 to play, making it a six-point game. The touchdown was the first of Sudfeld's career. It is the second 70-yard pass play of the season for Indiana, as Tre Roberson connected with Shane Wynn for 71 yards against Indiana State.
Latimer finished with 115 yards receiving and his first two-touchdown game. It marked the first 100-yard performance by an Indiana receiver since Kofi Hughes had 147 against Ohio State last season.
Sudfeld led IU on a six-play, 77-yard drive over :53 seconds, capped by a 2-yard touchdown pass to Shane Wynn, putting Indiana up 39-38 with :49 seconds to play. The drive was the second of the game and fifth of the season to cover 75 yards in less than 1:30 and all five drives have been of six or fewer plays.
Wynn's touchdown is his third of the season and of his career.
The Hoosiers took a 25-24 lead into the locker room when Houston converted the two-point attempt following Latimer's score. It was IU's first two-point conversion since Roberson connected with Wynn in last season's Old Oaken Bucket game (Nov. 26).
Indiana's all-time career field goal percentage leader Mitch Ewald boosted his total. He opened the Hoosiers scoring with a 46-yarder in the first quarter. The junior is now 32-of-40 (80.0 percent) in his career and 6-of-9 (66.7) from 45-plus yards. Ewald also made all four of his extra point attempts in the game, moving his career total to a perfect 76-for-76.
Junior Greg Heban led the Hoosiers with eight tackles, seven solo, and one went for a loss. He added two pass breakups as well.
Sophomore Brian Williams had career highs with seven tackles, all solos, and three pass breakups.
Ball State won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Indiana is 1-1 when receiving the ball first this season.
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