Postgame Notes - Indiana at No. 24 Michigan
Oct. 19, 2013
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana's 47 points are the most scored and 572 yards are the most gained against Michigan in the 62 all-time meetings.
Tre Roberson set career-highs with 338 total yards, four touchdowns (three passing; one rushing) and passing TDs.
The Hoosiers have reached 40 points four times this season and six times in head coach Kevin Wilson's tenure. They have reached 500 yards of total offense seven times and 550 yards six times in the Wilson Era (third time this season over 550 yards).
Kofi Hughes collected his fifth career 100-yard game and his second of the season, making six receptions for 138 yards and a 67-yard TD. The touchdown tied his career-long and pushed his season total to five and his career total to 11. Hughes moved into 10th place on IU's career list with 1,671 yards.
Cody Latimer opened the scoring with a 59-yard touchdown reception from Nate Sudfeld. It marked the second time the duo scored from 50-plus yards in their careers, as Latimer brought in a 70-yarder against Ball State in 2012. He finished the game with five grabs for 96 yards, his fourth TD of the season and the 12th of his career.
Latimer became the 21st Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1,000 yards in his career. He joined current Hoosiers Ted Bolser, Kofi Hughes and Shane Wynn. Indiana is the only team in the FBS with four players at 100 and 1,000, the first team since 2011 (Houston and Texas A&M) and the first Big Ten team since 2008 (Northwestern).
Shane Wynn collected two receiving touchdowns for the second time in his career (2013 Indiana State). The junior now has six receiving and eight overall TDs in 2013 and 12 receiving and 15 total scores in his career.
Wynn closed out the afternoon with 52 yards on four receptions.
Fifth-year senior Ted Bolser became the program's tight ends yardage leader (1,264). He also holds the touchdowns mark (14) and is second in catches (104). Bob Stephenson (1978-81) holds the all-time record with 115. Bolser made three catches for 41 yards in the game.
Junior linebacker Flo Hardin recovered a Michigan fumble and returned it 13 yards to the Wolverines 5-yard line, setting up a Tevin Coleman 2-yard score. Hardin recovered his first career fumble and recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and a TFL.
Indiana has forced 12 turnovers on the season and turned them into 63 points. The Hoosiers recovered a pair of fumbles today to push their season total to seven. Junior linebacker David Cooper made his first career recovery in addition to Hardin's.
Six of the Hoosiers eight scoring drives took under 90 seconds and five plays or less. Indiana has 14 scoring drives (13 TDs) under 60 seconds, 20 scoring drives (19 TDs) under 75 seconds and 26 scoring drives (24 TDs) under 90 seconds. Twenty-six scoring drives (24 TDs) have taken five-or-fewer plays.
Coleman has nine touchdowns in 2013 and has scored at least once in all seven games. The sophomore rushed for 78 yards on 11 carries.
Indiana has 15 20-plus yard touchdowns this season, including nine through the air.
Mitch Ewald drilled a 50-yard field goal, the first of his career and the 18th in school history, to close out the first half and added a 20-yarder in the third to become Indiana's all-time field goal leader. The 50-yarder was the first for a Hoosier since Bryan Robertson (50-yarder) at Purdue on Nov. 23, 2002.
Ewald is a perfect 5-for-5 on the season and 49-of-60 (81.7 percent) in his career. He is also the school's all-time field goal percentage, extra points (141) and total kicker points (288) leader. His 36 PATs in 2013 are fifth on IU's single-season list.
Fifth-year senior safety Greg Heban led all tacklers with 12, his fifth career double-digit game and his second this year. True freshman safety Antonio Allen earned his first career start and responded with a career-best nine stops.
True freshman middle linebacker T.J. Simmons collected his first career sack. He finished the game with eight tackles, all solo stops, and two TFLs.
Defensive tackle Ralphael Green blocked a Michigan 39-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter. The redshirt freshman has both of Indiana's blocked field goals this season, as he knocked down a 42-yard Penn State attempt in the Big Ten opener.
Redshirt freshman Jacob Bailey received his first career start at right guard.
Indiana has started four different offensive lines in its seven games.
Fifth-year senior tight end Ted Bolser (third time this season), fifth-year senior safety Greg Heban (fourth), junior wide receiver Kofi Hughes (third) and junior defensive lineman Bobby Richardson (second) served as game captains.
Michigan won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
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