Oct. 15, 2011
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Indiana Game Notes
Indiana at Wisconsin
October 15, 2011
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. It also matched IU's longest play from scrimmage this year as Dusty Kiel hit Kofi Hughes for a 67-yard score against North Texas.
Houston is the second Hoosier to reach the century mark this season, finishing with 135 yards on 19 carries (7.1 average). True freshman D'Angelo Roberts collected 102 yards against South Carolina State. Houston's 135-yard total is the most by a Hoosier since Darius Willis garnered 142 yards on the ground against Purdue on Nov. 21, 2009.
Damarlo Belcher caught two passes for 21 yards. The senior is now two receptions behind James Hardy's (2005-07) school record of 191. He also has 2,225 career receiving yards, which ranks sixth all-time behind Duane Gunn's (1981-83) mark of 2,235.
Sophomore Kofi Hughes took seven snaps at the quarterback position, 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.
Freshman safety Mark Murphy led the team with a career-high 10 tackles against Wisconsin. Eight were solo tackles, also a career high.
Fifth-year senior linebacker Jeff Thomas was second on the team with nine stops.
Freshman cornerback Kenny Mullen recorded his first career sack in the fourth quarter. He also added a career-long 32-yard kickoff return later in the fourth frame.
Sophomore running back Matt Perez carried the ball twice for 26 yards, including a 21-yard dash.
Sophomore defensive end Javon Cornley received his first career start.
Murphy made his first start at safety. The true freshman started three times at weak-side linebacker before moving back to safety, where he started the 2011 campaign, this week.
Tyler McGuigan made his first appearance of the season at defensive tackle. The sophomore's lone playing time came on the offensive line against Towson in 2010.
Thomas (seventh time), senior wide receiver Belcher (sixth), junior center Will Matte (seventh) and junior defensive tackle Adam Replogle (sixth) served as game captains.
Indiana won the coin toss for the fourth time this season and elected to defer for the third time.