Postgame Notes - Indiana vs. Michigan State
Oct. 12, 2013
Indiana Game Notes
The Hoosiers have scored at least 28 points in all six games this season and seven consecutive dating back to 2012.
Indiana's offense scored 28 points and gained 351 yards (92 rushing; 259 passing). Coming into the game, Michigan State's defense was averaging 13.4 points allowed and 203.8 yards of offense (51.2 rushing; 152.6 passing).
Tevin Coleman opened the scoring with a 64-yard touchdown run 61 seconds into the game. The sophomore finished the game with 79 yards on 15 rushes. He also added a 20-yard reception for 99 total yards.
Coleman has scored in every game this season and has eight rushing TDs in 2013. His 64-yarder was the longest rush of his career, his third 30-plus yard score this year and it was the longest rush allowed by Michigan State this season.
Shane Wynn scored his first career rushing touchdown in the third quarter. The junior is the only player in Indiana history with a receiving (10), rushing (one), kick return (one) and punt return (one) score in his career.
Wynn finished the game with four grabs for 67 yards.
Ted Bolser hauled in the 100th catch of his career, the 21st Hoosier to crack the 100-reception mark. He also has 1,218 career receiving yards, the 20th player in school history to reach both plateaus. He joins current teammates Kofi Hughes and Shane Wynn with that distinction.
Bolser's 101st reception resulted in a 4-yard touchdown, the 14th of his career. His TDs are the most ever by an IU tight end and tied for sixth overall (Bill Malinchak 1963-65; Duane Gunn 1981-83; Rob Turner 1987-88, 90). Bolser gained 32 yards on four grabs.
With his 20-yard grab in the fourth quarter, senior Duwyce Wilson became the 39th receiver in Indiana history to reach the 1,000-yard mark and fifth current Hoosier (Kofi Hughes, Ted Bolser, Cody Latimer, Shane Wynn). IU has never had more than three 1,000-yard receivers on the same team. Wilson now has 1,013 career receiving yards.
Junior Cody Latimer caught seven balls for 58 yards and a score. He has three touchdowns this season and 11 in his career.
Sophomore Tre Roberson was 11-of-17 for 122 yards with a pair of touchdowns. He owns five passing scores this year and 10 in his career.
Junior long snapper Matt Dooley recovered a Michigan State muffed punt in the second quarter. IU has five fumble recoveries this season.
The Hoosiers turned the MSU miscue into points, as Roberson found Latimer from three yards out to tie the game at 14-14.
Indiana capitalized once again in the fourth quarter, putting seven points on the board following junior cornerback Tim Bennett's first career interception.
Indiana has scored 56 points off of its 10 forced turnovers in 2013.
Junior defensive end John Laihinen recorded one sack and owns a team-leading 3.5 this season.
Bennett ranked second on the team with nine tackles and to go along with his pick.
Junior safety Mark Murphy led all players with 11 tackles in the contest, his second straight 10-plus tackle game and the seventh of his career.
Sophomore cornerback Michael Hunter set a new career-high with nine tackles.
Both Hoosier first half touchdown drives took under 90 seconds. On the season, Indiana has 21 scoring drives (20 TDs) in that time frame.
Indiana's opening scoring drive took 61 seconds, the team's 16th scoring drive (all TDs) in under 75 seconds this season.
IU's streak of seven straight 300-yard games came to an end this afternoon.
Junior offensive lineman Bernard Taylor (first time this season), fifth-year senior running back Stephen Houston (second), junior cornerback Tim Bennett (first) and junior safety Mark Murphy (second time) served as game captains.
Michigan State won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
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