Ohio State at Indiana Postgame Notes
Oct. 3, 2009
Indiana Game Notes
Matt Mayberry and Will Patterson tied for the team lead in tackles with 10 apiece. Patterson had eight solo stops and each linebacker had 1.5 tackles for loss. Mayberry and Patterson have each led the team in tackles twice this year.
The Hoosiers recorded three sacks in the game, one apiece for Jammie Kirlew and Matt Mayberry and a half sack for both Will Patterson and Tyler Replogle. Kirlew now has 20 sacks and 46.5 tackles for loss in his career.
Kirlew forced a Terrelle Pryor fumble in the fourth quarter for his sixth career forced fumble and his third of the season. Matt Mayberry recovered a fumble in the final quarter, his third career recovery and his first of the season.
The Hoosiers had seven tackles for loss and three sacks in the game, doubling the Buckeyes' sack total on the season. Three different teams registered one sack against OSU this year. IU now has 14 sacks (2.8 average) and 38 tackles for loss (7.6) on the year.
Senior Ray Fisher had 129 yards in the kick return game, including a 43-yard return in the second half. Fisher, who came into the game sixth in the country with a 35.8 average, averaged 32.3 per return on the game.
During IU's first scoring drive, Tandon Doss had three catches for 46 yards and a TD and he added two rushes for 16 yards. The TD catch was Doss' first of the season. The sophomore leads the Hoosiers with 32 grabs and 470 yards on the year.
Doss finished the game with 96 yards through the air and added 29 yards on a kick return for 141 all-purpose yards in the game. Doss is averaging 131.4 all-purpose yards so far this season.
In the game, quarterback Ben Chappell surpassed the 2,000 passing yard mark in his career and the 1,000-yard mark for the season. He now has 2,169 passing yards in his career and 1,154 on the season. Chappell completed passes to seven targets on the game, and six Hoosiers recorded more than one grab.
Chris Adkins registered his first career interception in the third quarter. The pick was the sixth of the year for the Hoosiers, matching the team's total from last season.
Redshirt sophomore Matt Ernest scored his first career touchdown as time expired, hauling in a six-yard touchdown pass from Ben Chappell. The final drive put the Hoosiers up to 210 yards passing in the game, marking the first time this season a team has eclipsed the 200-yard mark against the Ohio State defense.
51,500 people attended the game, the largest crowd since Oct. 22, 2005, against Ohio State.
Redshirt freshman running back Darius Willis made his first career start for the Hoosiers.
Middle linebacker Matt Mayberry has now registered 17 straight starts on the defensive side of the ball, while teammate Jammie Kirlew made his 10th straight start on the defensive line for the Hoosiers.
Indiana won the toss for the third time this season and elected to defer. The Hoosiers have won all three coin tosses at home. It is the first time this year that IU has not received the opening kick.
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