Indiana vs. South Carolina State Postgame Notes
Sept. 17, 2011
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana led 21-7 at the conclusion of the first quarter, the most points scored by the Hoosiers in an opening quarter since posting 28 vs. Northwestern on Nov. 3, 2001. Indiana scored 21 points in the fourth quarter last week against Virginia, marking the first time on record (stats available through 1965) in which the Hoosiers posted back-to-back 21-point quarters.
Indiana totaled 327 yards of offense in the first half. The last time Indiana went over the 300-yard mark in the first half came against Michigan on Oct. 2, 2010 (310 yards).
D'Angelo Roberts became the first Hoosier true freshman since BenJarvus Green-Ellis on Nov. 22, 2003, against Purdue to reach the 100-yard mark. Roberts finished the evening with 102 yards on 19 carries with a 7-yard touchdown and a long of 33. He also added two catches for 12 yards for a total of 114 all-purpose yards. Roberts gained all 102 of his rushing yards in the second half alone.
Roberts is the first Hoosier to rush for 100 yards since Nick Turner posted 103 yards at Wisconsin on Nov. 13, 2010.
Duwyce Wilson recorded his first career 100-yard game with 101 yards on six receptions, including a 30-yard touchdown. Wilson now has five career touchdowns and two in 2011.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Edward Wright-Baker contributed over 300 yards of total offense, passing for 273 yards and adding 41 on the ground. Through the air, Wright-Baker completed 21-of-27 passes for two touchdowns and no interceptions. He garnered his 41 rushing yards on 10 attempts, good for a 4.1 rushing average.
Sophomore receiver Kofi Hughes caught his first career touchdown pass, converting a bubble screen into a 40-yard score after a tight-rope act down the sidelines. For the game, he made three catches for 47 yards. Hughes also added two rushes for 45 yards with a long of 34. In total, Hughes gained 92 all-purpose yards.
Redshirt freshman running back Matt Perez powered his way into the end zone for the fourth time this season, barreling in from 1 yard out just before the first quarter expired.
Redshirt sophomore Stephen Houston rushed for his first career touchdown as a Hoosier. Houston capped off Indiana's second scoring drive of the game with a 2-yard score to put IU ahead 14-0 early in the first quarter.
Junior defensive tackle Mick Mentzer forced and recovered his first career fumble at the 11:44 mark in the second quarter.
With his 26-yard field goal in the second quarter, sophomore kicker Mitch Ewald moved into sole possession of ninth place on Indiana's career list with 20 made field goals. He is now 20-of-24 in his career and 4-of-5 on the season.
Fifth-year senior Dre Muhammad recorded a career-long 24-yard punt return.
Senior safety Jarrell Drane made a team- and career-high 11 tackles.
Freshman wide receiver Jay McCants hauled in an 8-yard pass midway through the second quarter, his first career reception.
Sophomore quarterback Dusty Kiel made his season debut, completing 4-of-6 for 27 yards.
IU is 21-8 in regular-season non-conference games since 2004.
The Hoosiers scored on their opening possession when Wright-Baker connected with Wilson for a 30-yard score. Indiana needed 3:01 to go 60 yards in four plays. IU also scored on its opening possession against Ball State.
Redshirt freshman right guard Collin Rahrig, true freshman left guard Bernard Taylor, true freshman right tackle Peyton Eckert and true freshman defensive back Mark Murphy earned their first career starts.
Eckert and linebacker Mike Replogle became the 14th and 15th true freshmen, respectively, to play for the Hoosiers this season.
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