Indiana vs. Ball State Post-Game Notes

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    Sept. 20, 2008

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    Indiana vs. Ball State Post-Game Notes

    Nick Polk's 31-yard fumble return for a touchdown was the first fumble returned for a TD since Tracy Porter scampered 71 yards against Michigan State last year. It was the first defensive score since Christopher Phillips returned an interception 58 yards against Ball State last year.

    Kellen Lewis notched his fourth career 100-yard rushing game in the contest. He also ran for his 17th career touchdown. Lewis had a career-high 25 rushes and picked up 148 yards on the ground.

    • Lewis finished the game with 307 yards of total offense, the 12th time in his career that he has gone over 300 yards of total offense.

    Brandon Mosley forced his first career fumble in the third quarter and Tyler Replogle recovered it for his first career fumble recovery. IU has forced a turnover in each game this season and has forced one in 18 consecutive games dating back to the Minnesota game on Nov. 4, 2006. IU has recorded a takeaway via fumble in all three games this year.

    Jerimy Finch's first-quarter blocked punt was the first for a Hoosier since Joe Kleinsmith blocked one in the third quarter against Purdue on Nov. 18, 2006.

    • Andrew Means' 47-yard reception in the first quarter was a career long. Means added a 44-yard catch in the fourth quarter. He went over 100 yards receiving for the first time in his Hoosier career, finishing with 103 yards on four catches. It was the first 100-yard receiving game by an Indiana player since James Hardy had 107 against Northwestern on Nov. 10, 2007.



    Austin Starr went 2-for-3 on field goals in the game to improve to 4-for-6 for the season. Starr went 1-for-2 from 40 yards or more to move to 14-for-16 from 40-plus yards in his career.

    • Starr registered three touchbacks in his five kickoffs. He has 10 touchbacks on the season on 19 kickoffs.


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