Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Northwestern
Oct. 30, 2010
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana finished the game with nine tackles for loss and seven pass breakups, both season highs. The Hoosiers finished with a pair of sacks, the team's fourth multi-sack game this season. The Hoosiers also had a season-high six quarterback hurries.
Darius Johnson led the team with a career-high 11 tackles and added a sack and a career-high two TFLs. He has two sacks on the year. Terrance Thomas added a pair of stops behind the line for a new career high. Adam Replogle added a sack and two quarterback hurries.
Jeff Thomas added 10 tackles with seven solos, one for loss. The game was his second straight with 10 or more stops (13 at Illinois). Redshirt freshman Greg Heban made his first career start at cornerback for the Hoosiers, finishing with a career-high eight tackles and an IU season-high three breakups.
Damarlo Belcher finished the game with a career-high 11 catches for 87 yards, his third game this year with 10-plus catches. He moved into seventh on IU's all-time receiving list with 1,763 yards. His 58 receptions are seventh in a single season for the Hoosiers.
Ben Chappell's 4-yard TD run at the end of the first half was his second of the season and the eighth of his career. Chappell finished with 308 yards, going 30-for-54 with an interception and a score. His 30 completions are tied for the sixth-best single-game total in school history and his 54 attempts are the fourth-most ever by a Hoosier quarterback.
It also marked Chappell's fifth 300-plus yard game of the year and the eighth of his career, an IU record. With his 12th career 250-yard game, he takes sole possession of the IU record. He moved into third in the IU record book for career passing yards with 6,401, and with 30 completions, his career total moves to 563, just two shy of the IU record.
Chappell's 2,445 yards this season are the sixth-best season total in IU lore. His 214 completions are fourth best, his 332 attempts are ninth and with 18 touchdowns on the season, he has sole possession of third in the IU records.
The Hoosiers took the ball 97 yards in 16 plays and chewed up 5:29 of the clock on their scoring drive at the end of the half, capped off by Chappell's run. It was the team's longest drive in terms of plays and second in yardage (99 vs. Michigan) on the season. Indiana has 16 drives of at least 10 plays and 10 scoring drives over five minutes.
Redshirt freshman Duwyce Wilson scored on a 39-yard throw from Chappell with 44 seconds left in the game for his second career score. The catch matched his career long and was his fourth of the game, his fourth four-catch game this season. The Columbus, Ind., native also had a career high with 71 yards. Wilson's 335 yards this season are tied for the eighth most for a freshman in IU history, passing Levron Williams' 323 in 1998.
Redshirt freshman Ted Bolser matched his career high with four catches for 58 yards. His 20 catches and 329 yards are the most ever by a Hoosier freshman tight end. Bolser moved into 10th all-time in IU history in both tight end and freshman receiving yards.
Sophomore tight end Charles Love III made his first career start for the Hoosiers, as IU started offensively in a two tight end set.
Juniors Darius Johnson and Jeff Thomas served as game captains, joining season captains Ben Chappell and Tyler Replogle for the opening coin toss. The Hoosiers won the toss for the fifth time, and for the first time this year, IU elected to defer, starting on defense for the second time.
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