Postgame Notes - Indiana vs. Northwestern
Sept. 29, 2012
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana scored 29 points in the second half, its highest second-half point total in a game this season.
IU scored 21 points in the third quarter, the second time it has put 21 points on the scoreboard in a single quarter this season. The Hoosiers also scored 21 points in the opening stanza at Massachusetts.
The Hoosier offense tallied 425 total yards. IU's offense has tallied 425 yards or more in all four games in 2012.
IU won the turnover battle, causing three Northwestern miscues with two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Wide receiver Kofi Hughes collected his second career 100-yard receiving game, leading the team with 110 yards on five catches and a 35-yard touchdown. The junior posted a career-high 147 yards at Ohio State in 2011.
Junior nickel back Greg Heban picked off his fourth career pass and his first of the season in the opening quarter. Heban finished the afternoon with six total tackles, three solo, and one tackle for loss.
Northwestern came into the game as one of nine teams in the nation without an interception in 2012. The first INT was NU quarterback Kain Colter's first interception in 138 pass attempts dating back to the 2011 season opener.
Running back Stephen Houston put the Hoosiers on the board with a 20-yard touchdown run with 9:24 remaining in the third quarter. The junior now has four touchdowns this season and 12 in his career. Houston's TD capped a nine play, 75-yard drive over 2:28 for the Hoosiers.
Houston led the Indiana rushing attack with 91 yards on 11 carries for an 8.3 per carry average. He also tallied a career high in catches with four grabs for 22 yards.
Sophomore wide receiver Cody Latimer caught four passes and totaled 97 yards on the day.
Senior defensive tackle Adam Replogle caused Northwestern's second miscue of the day at the 8:52 mark of the third quarter, forcing a Venric Mark fumble. Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr., made his third career fumble recovery.
The Hoosiers capitalized as true freshman quarterback Nate Sudfeld connected with Hughes for a 35-yard touchdown with 7:28 to go in the third quarter. Sudfeld has three TD passes this season, while Hughes recorded his second TD catch of 2012 and the fifth of his career.
That scoring drive took 1:24 in four plays, Indiana's eighth touchdown scoring drive under 1:30 this year.
Sudfeld completed 9-of-16 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown.
True freshman Tevin Coleman returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. It was Indiana's first TD kickoff return since Shane Wynn brought one back 99 yards against Illinois on Oct. 8, 2011.
Coleman joined Wynn as the only true freshmen in Indiana history to return a kick to paydirt.
Sophomore D'Angelo Roberts punched in a 2-yard score for his first touchdown of the season and the fifth of his career at the 14:06 mark in the fourth quarter. Hughes ran in the two-point conversion to make it a 37-29 game and give the Hoosiers their second two-point conversion in as many games.
Sophomore safety Mark Murphy led IU with 11 tackles on the day, eight solo, and had one tackle for loss.
Replogle matched a career-high with 10 tackles on the day, including two for a loss, to go along with his forced fumble. He has started in each of the last 39 games.
Alexander Webb intercepted his second career pass with just over nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, halting an NU drive which had advanced inside the IU 30-yard line.
Junior punter Mitchell Voss blasted two punts over 50 yards, surpassing the 50-yard mark for the first time in his career. He recorded punts of 52 and 50 yards and finished with a 39.0 average on six punts.
Shane Wynn moved into eighth place on IU's career kick return yardage list after returning two kicks for 55 yards. The sophomore now owns 1,135 kick return yards and is 48 yards behind Thomas Lewis (1,183) for seventh place.
Fifth-year senior center Will Matte and Replogle served as Indiana's game captains for the fourth time in as many games this season. Replogle has filled the role 15 times in his career, while Matte has done so 13 times.
Northwestern won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Indiana is 1-2 when receiving the ball first this season.
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