Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Michigan
Oct. 2, 2010
Indiana Game Notes
Ben Chappell set school records with 45 completions, 64 attempts and 480 passing yards and 475 yards of total offense. It is just the second 400-yard game in school history (Jay Rodgers, 408 vs. Ball State, 9/13/97). Chappell's 480 yards are also the most yards by an opposing quarterback in Michigan history.
Chappell tied for the third-most completions in Big Ten history and had the eleventh-most attempts in conference history. In conference games only, he tied for second all-time in Big Ten history in completions.
Chappell posted his eighth straight multi-TD game and his third straight game with at least three scores. He threw his first interception of the season late in the second quarter, breaking a streak of 138 straight passes without a pick, dating back to last season. He notched his sixth-career 300-yard game (a school record).
The senior QB moved into fourth on the school's career completions list (465), fifth in career attempts (745), fourth in TDs (33) and sixth in total offense (5,367). He became the sixth Hoosier to top the 5,000-yard passing plateau (5,326).
Tandon Doss eclipsed 100 yards for the fifth time in his career, as he finished with career-highs of 221 yards and 15 catches. The yardage total is the fourth-best total in IU lore. He is the second Hoosier this season (Damarlo Belcher vs. WKU) to have 10 grabs in a game, and the 15 grabs are the second-most in school history.
Doss finished the game with 363 all-purpose yards, adding 21 rushing yards, 111 on kickoff returns and 10 on punt returns to his 221 receiving yards. The total is the best of his career, surpassing his previous best of 242 against Purdue in 2009, and the third-best in school history.
Damarlo Belcher recorded his second game of the season with double-digit catches with 10 catches for 91 yards. Doss and Belcher are the first pair of receivers to both make 10-plus catches in a game since Eddie Baety and Eric Matthews each had 10 against Penn State on 11/5/94. They are only the second tandem to accomplish the feat in school history.
Doss' 100-yard game gave the Hoosiers three straight weeks with a 100-yard receiver (Belcher vs. Western Kentucky, Terrance Turner vs. Akron). It is the first time in school history that three different receivers have posted 100-yard games in three straight contests.
Doss and Turner each eclipsed 100 career catches and 1,000 career yards receiving in the game, the 16th and 17th players in school history to top the marks. Doss has 114 catches (12th in school history) for 1,471 yards (16th) and Turner has 100 catches for 1,001 yards. Damarlo Belcher topped the plateaus earlier this season, as he has 117 catches (9th) for 1,482 yards (14th) in his career.
Doss and Belcher were two of four IU targets with at least seven catches and over 50 yards. Turner had seven for 56 and Darius Willis had seven for 53.
Willis had three scores in the game (two rushing, one receiving), his second multi-TD game of the season and the fourth of his career. He also found the end zone twice last year at Michigan. He is the first Hoosier since Marcus Thigpen (vs. Michigan State, 9/27/08) to score three times in a game.
Indiana and Michigan played in front of a sold-out crowd of 52,929, the first sellout since the opening of the North End Zone and the fourth-biggest crowd in school history.
Indiana's 35 points and 568 total yards are both all-time highs in the Indiana-Michigan series. The 77 combined points are the most in the series all-time as well.
The Hoosiers held the ball for a whopping 41:47, compared to Michigan's 18:13 in the game. The team had 35 first downs, which ties the school record set at Kentucky on Sept. 19, 1994. With 22 passing first downs, the Hoosiers recorded the second most in school history.
Indiana's 13-play, 99-yard drive (spanning 5:20) from the end of the first quarter into the second was the first 99-yard drive for the Hoosiers since a 13-play drive against Central Michigan on Nov. 1, 2008. IU had five drives of 10 plays or more and four drives over five minutes.
Tyler Replogle's second-quarter fumble recovery was the second of the senior's career. It was Indiana's first fumble recovery of the season, and the first takeaway by the IU defense since the season opener against Towson. Replogle finished with a team-high seven tackles. Darius Johnson recorded a career-high in tackles with six, including four solos.
Duwyce Wilson collected his first career touchdown reception to cap off an 11-play, 77-yard opening drive for IU. He is the sixth different receiver with a TD grab this year.
Kofi Hughes made his first career start for IU on offense, as the Hoosiers started with five wide receivers for the first time this season. He had his first career catch in the game, finishing with 1 grab for 5 yards. Lenyatta Kiles started at safety for his first career start, as the Hoosiers began in the nickel package for the first time this year.
Turner and junior Max Dedmond were elected game captains, joining season captains Ben Chappell and Tyler Replogle and honorary captain Bill Mallory for the opening coin toss. Indiana lost the toss for the second time this season, but received the opening kickoff for the fourth time in as many games when Michigan elected to defer.
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