Postgame Notes - Penn State at Indiana
Oct. 5, 2013
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana's 44-24 victory over Penn State is the first in 17 all-time meetings between the two programs. The win is the first for the Hoosiers in a Big Ten opener since the 2000 season against Iowa.
IU's 44 points are the most scored against a Penn State defense since Wisconsin scored 45 in 2011.
Indiana gained 486 yards of total offense (336 passing, 150 rushing). The Hoosiers have eclipsed 475 yards of total offense in all five games this season and are averaging 535 yards per contest.
The Hoosiers scored 21 points in the first 4:30 of the fourth quarter. The Hoosiers scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, the most by the Hoosiers since Sept. 15, 1990, when they scored 28 against Kentucky.
Sophomore Nate Sudfeld finished with 321 yards on 23-of-38 passing with two touchdowns and an interception. He now has 20 career touchdown passes (T-10th in IU history) and 13 on the season (T-9th). It is his third 300-yard game this season and in his career.
Cody Latimer collected his third straight 100-yard game with career-highs in receptions (nine) and yards (140). He is the first IU wide receiver since James Hardy in 2005 to record three consecutive 100-yard games.
Latimer also registered a tackle, recovered a fumble for three yards and a Penn State onside kick on special teams.
Kofi 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).
Mitch Ewald moved into a share of second place on Indiana's career field goal list after he connected on both of his attempts. The fifth-year senior now has 47 and is tied with Pete Stoyanovich, one behind Scott Bonnell's school record. IU's all-time career percentage leader is 47-of-58 (81.0 %) overall and a perfect 3-for-3 this year. He also extended his school record for extra points made, making four one-pointers to move his career total to 132.
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).
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 added a pair of rushing touchdowns, his third and fourth of the season, moving his career total to nine. His first three touches of the game all finished in the end zone (2-pt. conversion, TD, TD), netting 14 points. Roberson finished with 12 yards on five carries and completed his only pass for 15 yards.
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.
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 reached at least three in four games this season.
Junior defensive end John Laihinen forced a fourth quarter fumble in the end zone that led to a safety, the first for the Hoosiers since 2009 (Eastern Kentucky).
Indiana's first scoring drive took 44 seconds off the clock, and the final two Hoosier touchdowns came in 48 ticks and then six seconds. IU has 11 scoring drives (all touchdowns) under 60 seconds this season. IU added a another TD drive in 88 seconds, which pushed its season total to 16 scoring drives (15 touchdowns) in under 90 seconds.
Isaiah Roundtree put the Hoosiers on the board with his first career receiving touchdown, a 5-yarder, in the first quarter. The junior has two scores in his career as he punched in a 2-yard rushing TD at UMass in 2012.
Ralphael Green recorded Indiana's first blocked field goal since defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr., at Ohio State on Oct. 9, 2010. The junior defensive tackle added four tackles, including one for loss.
Fifth-year senior linebacker Jacarri Alexander (first time this season), senior wide receiver Kofi Hughes (second), junior defensive tackle Bobby Richardson (first) and junior wide receiver Shane Wynn (first) served as game captains.
Penn State won the coin and elected to receive.
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