Hoosiers Fall on the Road to No. 4 Wisconsin
Oct. 15, 2011
MADISON, Wis. - Indiana (1-6, 0-3) fell on the road to No. 4 Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0) on Saturday afternoon, 59-7, at Camp Randall Stadium.
The Badgers jumped out in front early and never looked back on their way to their sixth win of the season.
Stephen Houston put the Hoosiers on the board in the second quarter with a 67-yard touchdown run. The sophomore's rush is Indiana's longest this season and the longest since a Darius Willis 70-yard TD at Northwestern on Oct. 24, 2009.
Houston is the second Hoosier to reach the century mark this season, finishing with 135 yards on 19 carries (7.1 average).
Sophomore Kofi Hughes took seven snaps at the quarterback position for Indiana, rushing six times and handing off once. In total, he carried the ball seven times for 31 yards and a 4.4 per rush average. Hughes also snagged a 13-yard reception.
True freshman Shane Wynn posted 147 all-purpose yards with 127 coming on kickoff returns and two rushes spanning 20 yards. It marks the third straight game Wynn has surpassed the century mark in all-purpose yards and the fourth time this season.
The Hoosiers started strong getting a defensive stop on the Badgers' first series and then making a little noise on offense. Indiana used no-huddle and full-house backfield looks to keep the Badgers' defense off balance.
However, Wisconsin was too much as Wisconsin's Russell Wilson threw for 166 yards and a touchdown with 42 yards rushing. James White added a touchdown rushing for the Badgers.
Freshman safety Mark Murphy led the Hoosiers with a career-high 10 tackles against Wisconsin. Eight were solo tackles, also a career high.
Indiana will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 22, as they travel to Iowa City to battle the Hawkeyes at 11 a.m. CDT/noon EDT. The game will be televised on the BTN.
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