Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Iowa
Oct. 11, 2008
Indiana Game Notes
Ray Fisher's 17-yard touchdown reception just before halftime was his third of the season and the seventh in his career. That was the culmination of an 11-play, 89-yard drive, the third-longest drive in terms of plays and yardage for IU this year, and the longest since a 13-play, 90-yard drive against Murray State. Even more impressive, the Hoosiers covered that ground in just 2:00 and only used one timeout.
Jammie Kirlew's second-quarter sack was his sixth of the season and the 12th of his career. Kirlew leads the Hoosiers and has recorded a sack in four of the six games this year. He finished with four tackles, two for loss, in the contest.
Nick Polk led the Hoosiers with 10 tackles, the first time he has surpassed 10 tackles since making a career-high 11 stops against Michigan State last year. Chris Adkins also had a career high with nine tackles.
Brandon Walker-Roby's 44-yard kickoff return in the third quarter was the longest of his career and the longest by a Hoosier this season.
Marcus Thigpen returned four kickoffs for 78 yards, giving him 1,589 return yards in his career to move past Lance Bennett (1,566) for the second most in school history. Derin Graham (2,088) is the Indiana record holder.
Austin Starr's 46-yard field goal in the first quarter was his season long. He is now 14-for-16 from 40-plus yards in his career and 28-for-33 from 30-plus. Starr missed a second-quarter extra point to snap a string of 65 straight extra points made by the senior.
True freshman offensive lineman Justin Pagán made his Hoosier debut in the second quarter, becoming the third true freshman to play for IU this year. He joined wide receivers Damarlo Belcher and Tandon Doss in that category.
Pete Saxon made his first career start at center for the Hoosiers after starting the last 18 games at left guard. Andrew McDonald earned his first career start sliding in for Saxon at guard. Max Dedmond notched his first career start at tight end for Indiana. Collin Taylor also recorded his first career reception in the fourth quarter.
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