IU Opens B1G Slate With 44-24 Win Over PSU
Oct. 05, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) outscored Penn State (3-2, 0-1) 31-17 in the second half to complete a 44-24 victory in its Big Ten opener. IU's 44 points are the most scored against a Penn State defense since Wisconsin scored 45 in 2011.
Indiana lit the scoreboard first, by virtue of a Sudfeld-to-Isaiah Roundtree 5-yard touchdown connection with 3:05 left in the opening period. A pair of field goals by Mitch Ewald added to IU's 13-7 halftime advantage.
Ewald moved ahead of Antwaan Randle El (270) into second place in total points with 273. He now only trails Anthony Thompson's 412 (1986-89).
Penn State took its first lead of the game, 14-13, on a 26-yard TD pass from Christian Hackenberg to Allen Robinson early in the third quarter.
But Indiana answered with a scoring flurry.
Tevin Coleman put the Hoosiers in front for good with a 44-yard touchdown, his seventh rushing TD this year. Roberson converted the two-point conversion to make it 21-14.
Coleman has two rushing touchdowns over 40 yards in 2013. The sophomore finished the game with 92 yards on 20 carries, and he hauled in seven passes for 55 yards. Coleman has scored a TD in every game this season.
Roberson then added a 2-yard TD run early in the fourth and after Penn State failed on fourth-and-2 from its own 33, Kofi Hughes made a catch for a 36-yard TD and a 35-17 lead.
Hughes became the 19th Hoosier with 100 receptions and 1,000 yards in his career and the second current Hoosier (Shane Wynn). He finished with four catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. The junior has 103 catches (17th all-time) in his career for 1,512 yards (14th).
Roberson followed with a 9-yard TD run to seal it.Cody Latimer set career-highs with nine passes for 140 yards and went over the 100-yard mark for the third straight game.
Junior safety Mark Murphy finished with a game-high 10 tackles (seven solo), his sixth career-double-digit tackle game and his first this season.
Also on the defensive side, junior cornerback Tim Bennett had eight tackles, all solo, and broke up a career-high four passes in the contest. The nation's PBU leader has collected at least three in four games this season.
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