Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Illinois
Oct. 23, 2010
Indiana Postgame Notes
Ted Bolser got the Hoosiers on the board with a 22-yard pass from Ben Chappell in the first quarter. The touchdown grab is the longest TD of his career and is his fifth of the season, setting a new IU record for touchdowns in a single season by a tight end. Bolser matched his career best with four catches and a game-high 77 yards through the air, including a career-long 28-yard grab in the fourth quarter.
Mitch Ewald connected on a 19-yard field goal in the second quarter and a 21-yarder in the third quarter, his seventh and eighth of the season. That makes eight straight successful field goal tries for the redshirt freshman, tying him for the third-longest streak in school history. Ewald hit his only extra point, moving his season mark to 21-for-21.
Darius Johnson forced a third-quarter fumble, his first of the season and second of his career, that was recovered by Donnell Jones, his first career recovery. It is the fourth forced fumble on the season and the 10th takeaway by the IU defense.
Ben Chappell went 26-for-48 for 279 yards and his 17th touchdown of the season, tied for third in school history and matching last year's total. He moved into eighth in school history with 184 completions on the year.
It was his 11th 250-yard game of his career, tying Dave Schnell for IU's all-time record. He also moved to second in career completions with 533. He only trails Kellen Lewis (565) for the all-time record. With 299 yards of total offense, he moved to fourth in IU lore.
Leon Beckum added to his team lead in sacks on the season by taking down Nathan Scheelhaasse in the second quarter for a loss of seven. Beckum has three sacks on the season and six tackles for loss, both team highs for the Hoosiers.
Jeff Thomas led the Hoosiers in tackles with a career-high 13 stops, including a pair of assisted tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Tyler Replogle finished with nine tackles, half a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry. Replogle has 50 tackles on the season. Mick Mentzer had a career-high five tackles in the game.
In the fourth quarter, senior offensive tackle Andrew McDonald made an alert play, pulling in a tipped pass and taking it for a 3-yard gain. It is the first reception of his career.
True freshman Antonio Banks recorded his first career catch, a 5-yard grab in the fourth quarter. He added six carries for a career-best 34 yards, a 5.7-yard average.
Redshirt freshman Duwyce Wilson tied a career high with four catches. He was one of five IU receivers with four or more grabs in the game. Damarlo Belcher led the way with six, while Terrance Turner added five and Bolser and Tandon Doss each had four.
Doss and senior Mitchell Evans were elected game captains, joining season captains Ben Chappell and Tyler Replogle for the opening coin toss. Indiana won the toss for the fourth time this season and elected to receive the opening kickoff for the fourth time. Indiana has received the opening kickoff in six out the first seven games.
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