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Indiana vs. Ohio State
October 13, 2012
Indiana's 49 points against Ohio State were the most an IU team has scored against OSU in the 86-game series and the most surrendered by a Buckeyes team since 1994. It marked the most points the Hoosiers have scored in a Big Ten game since a 56-21 victory over Northwestern on Nov. 3, 2001. The 49 points are tied for the sixth-most points ever scored by Indiana in a Big Ten game. IU had never scored more against a top 10 opponent.
Stephen Houston recorded his first career three-touchdown game, scoring two on the ground and his second career TD reception. Houston ran in from 59 yards (first quarter) and seven yards (second quarter) before catching a 25-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter. The junior running back finished the game with 91 rushing yards on 11 carries (8.3 average) and also had two receptions for 37 yards.
Houston now has six rushing touchdowns on the season and 14 in his career. He has three career 50-plus yard rushing TDs.
Sophomore Isaiah Roundtree blocked an Ohio State punt to set up Houston's second touchdown. The block was the first for the Hoosiers since the Towson game on Sept. 2, 2010 (Kevin Bush).
Indiana's all-time field goal percentage leader Mitch Ewald connected on both of his attempts from 22 and 44 yards. Ewald is 36-of-45 overall (80.0 percent) and 24-of-28 (85.7) in 19 career Big Ten games.
Greg Heban made his first start of the season at safety. He was one of two Hoosiers to lead the team with nine tackles, tying a career high. The junior also made his fifth career interception and his second of the season in the third quarter, picking off a Braxton Miller pass in the end zone.
Along with Heban, junior Jacarri Alexander shared the team lead with a career-high nine tackles, including seven solo stops. He also forced the first fumble of his career.
For just the second time in school history (1988), Indiana has scored at least 24 points in six straight games in a single season.
Shane Wynn pulled the Hoosiers within a touchdown following Heban's INT when he took a Cameron Coffman pass 76 yards for six points. It marked Indiana's longest touchdown of the season and its third of at least 70 yards in 2012. Wynn had one of those 70-yarders, scoring IU's first points of 2012 from 71 yards.
Wynn finished the game with three receptions for 81 yards and also carried the ball one time for a career-long run of 19 yards.
The 76-yard strike was Indiana's longest since a 77-yard Marcus Thigpen reception from Ben Chappell at Minnesota on Oct. 4, 2008.
Sophomore Cody Latimer set a new career mark with seven receptions, which totaled 68 yards.
Junior tight end Ted Bolser finished with six receptions, a new career high, and totaled 42 yards.
Junior wide receiver Duwyce Wilson caught his first TD pass of the season, a 12-yard pass from true freshman Nate Sudfeld with 2:18 remaining in the fourth quarter. Wilson finished the game with a pair of catches totaling 24 yards.
The Hoosiers have picked off four passes this season.
Sophomore D'Angelo Roberts crossed the goal line from 1 yard out with 10:30 remaining in the game. The sophomore has two touchdowns this season and six in his career.
The Hoosiers first half scoring drives took 66, 40 and 44 seconds, respectively. IU then added second half TD drives of 44 and 35 seconds in the second half. Indiana has eight touchdowns under 60 seconds and 14 under 90 seconds. Seventeen of Indiana's last 18 scoring drives (14 TDs) have taken three minutes of less.
Redshirt freshman Zack Shaw collected the first sack of his career in the first quarter, bringing down Miller for a 10-yard loss.
Later in the first, fifth-year senior defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr., and sophomore defensive end Bobby Richardson combined for the Hoosiers second sack of the evening.
Junior defensive end Javon Cornley and senior defensive tackle Adam Replogle combined for the Hoosiers third sack of the evening.
Junior cornerback Antonio Marshall earned his first career start. He finished with six tackles, including four solo stops, both new career highs.
Fifth-year senior center Will Matte and Replogle served as Indiana's game captains for the sixth time in as many games this season. Replogle has filled the role 17 times in his career, while Matte has done so 15 times.
Indiana won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. IU has won the coin toss twice this season and elected to defer on both occasions.