Indiana Loses 42-35 HeartBreaker to No. 19 Michigan
Oct. 2, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana (3-1, 0-1) put on an entertaining show for its first sellout crowd since Memorial Stadium renovation was completed last year, but it wasn't quite enough. Michigan scored with 12 seconds left to win, 42-35.
Ben Chappell was 45 of 64 for 480 yards, all school records, and three TDs. Tandon Doss caught 15 passes for 221 yards, and Damarlo Belcher had 10 catches for 91 yards and one score, getting the Hoosiers were within a stop of forcing overtime Saturday.
Indiana tied the score at 35 with 1:15 to go when Chappell, on fourth-and-5 from the 19, connected with Darius Willis on a screen pass. Willis caught the ball near the left sideline, sidestepped safety Jordan Kovacs and jogged into the end zone.
With 21 seconds to go, Denard Robinson found Junior Hemingway, who made a leaping grab down the right sideline and spun his way down to the Indiana 4. On the next play, Robinson kept the ball and ran into the end zone to give Michigan the 42-35 lead.
Robinson scored on a 72-yard run on the Wolverines' second play of the game and hooked up with Hemingway on a 70-yard TD pass on the second play of the second half.
Yet Indiana still had enough to nearly matched Michigan point-for-point.
Indiana opened the game with a 5-yard TD pass from Chappell to Duwyce Wilson, and Willis tied the score at 14 with a 22-yard sprint up the middle early in the second quarter.
Robinson had 19 carries for 217 yards and the Wolverines' first and last scores. He also completed 10-of-16 passes for 277 yards and three scores.
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