Postgame Notes: Indiana vs. Akron
Sept. 25, 2010
Indiana Game Notes
Ben Chappell posted his first career four-touchdown game, and his seventh straight multi-score effort. It marks the ninth four-touchdown performance by a Hoosier passer all-time, with Kellen Lewis the last to accomplish the feat in 2007. He now has 30 touchdown passes in his career, passing Dave Schnell for sixth-most in IU history.
Chappell finished with 342 yards, completing 23-of-33 passes. It is the Bloomington-native's fifth 300-yard effort, a school record, and is tied for the 11th-best single game total in IU history. His 23 completions moves his career total to 420, bypassing Schnell for fifth-most in IU lore.
Chappell connected with seven different receivers in the game, while hitting five receivers for three-or-more completions. He also completed passes of 20-or-more yards to four receivers.
Terrance Turner finished the game with 6 catches for 121 yards, a career high in yardage and his first career 100-yard game. Turner added a 16-yard touchdown grab, the second of his career.
Ted Bolser caught touchdown passes on IU's first two drives, becoming the first Hoosier receiver with a multi-score game since Tandon Doss had two against Wisconsin on Nov. 7, 2009. With four touchdowns on the season, he has matched the school record for scores by an IU tight end, set by Bob Stephenson in 1979.
Indiana is 3-0 for the 15th time in school history and the third time in Bill Lynch's four seasons. Lynch has been a part of six of the 15 3-0 starts - three as a head coach and three as an assistant coach.
Max Dedmond added a 2-yard score before halftime for his first TD of the year and the second of his career. It is the first time in school history that tight ends have caught three TDs in a game.
Bolser became the first redshirt freshman since James Hardy (2005) to score a touchdown in each of his first three games when he caught a 10-yard TD pass from Chappell on IU's opening drive.
Turner, Doss and Darius Willis each surpassed 100 all-purpose yards in the game. Doss now has surpassed 100 all-purpose yards in 11 career games.
Willis finished with 87 yards rushing on 19 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry after averaging 2.3 a week ago against Western Kentucky.
Leon Beckum recorded his first career sack for a loss of six yards. He also added a team-leading 9 tackles.
Mick Mentzer also tallied the first sack of his career for a loss of two yards. He also broke up two passes and added a quarterback hurry.
After Akron gained 116 yards on 16 carries in the first half, Indiana stiffened up against the run in the second half. The Hoosiers held Akron to just 44 yards on 14 carries in the second half, an average of 3.14 yards per carry.
The win is the 98th of Bill Lynch's career. He is now 98-90-3 overall in his 18th season as a head coach.
Game captains Terrance Turner and Will Matte joined season captains Tyler Replogle and Ben Chappell for the opening coin toss. For the first time this season, Indiana lost the toss, but the Hoosiers opened the game with the ball for the third time in as many games when Akron deferred its option to the second half.
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