Indiana Postgame Notes vs. Iowa
Oct. 31, 2009
Indiana Postgame Notes
Indiana's five interceptions are the second-most in a single game in school history. The Hoosiers picked off six passes at Minnesota on Nov. 10, 1945. IU last had five picks against Kentucky on Sept. 20, 1969.
The Hoosiers forced six turnovers in the game, the most since forcing seven at Oregon on Sept. 11, 2004. The Hoosiers have forced three or more turnovers five times this season, four TOs on two occasions and five miscues twice. Indiana has forced a turnover in eight of its nine games on the season.
IU has three multi-INT games this year, including at least three picks in back-to-back contests (three at Northwestern). Indiana also picked off four passes at Akron.
Indiana has held the lead at the end of the first half and at the end of the third quarter in all three Big Ten road games this season. It marks the first time that the Hoosiers have held a halftime lead in three conference road games since 1994.
Indiana lost the coin toss for the fifth time this season and the fourth time on the road. Iowa elected to defer, though, giving the Hoosiers the opening kickoff for the eighth time in nine games this year. The Hoosiers capitalized, as the first drive of the game for Indiana went 69 yards on 11 plays, using 5:01. Five times after receiving the opening kick this year, the Hoosiers have posted a 10-plus play drive. On four occasions, that drive has lasted more than five minutes.
Overall, Indiana has 16 drives of 10-plus plays on the season, bettering the team's 2008 total of 15. The Hoosiers also have 11 drives of five-plus minutes, far surpassing the total of four such drives in 2008. All 11 of the five-plus minute drives have taken at least 10 plays.
Senior safety Collin Taylor had a career day, recording his first two career interceptions in the game. The former walk-on added a forced fumble on a Hawkeye punt return to set up Indiana's third score. He also had a career-best seven tackles in the game.
Redshirt freshman Darius Willis scored his sixth career touchdown at the 9:59 mark in the first quarter, capping a drive in which he ran 35 yards on six carries. Indiana's second score of the game, a 16-yard touchdown pass from junior Ben Chappell to junior Mitchell Evans, was the second touchdown catch of Evans' career.
Adam Replogle had a career day at Iowa, posting a career-best seven tackles, 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks in the game. His brother, Tyler, also had seven tackles and a half-sack in the contest.
Sophomore Damarlo Belcher collected his third touchdown of the season with nine seconds remaining in the second quarter to push the Hoosiers' lead to 21-7. It marked Ben Chappell's fourth two-touchdown game this season. Belcher matched his career high with six catches and had 89 yards receiving.
Chappell finished with 227 yards passing, his fifth 200-yard game of the season. Chappell now has 3,069 passing yards in his career and 2,054 on the season. He is the 12th player in school history with more than 3,000 career passing yards and the 12th player with over 2,000 yards in a single season. His 41 attempts at Iowa marked a career high.
Austin Thomas picked off Ricky Stanzi with 12:11 to go in the third quarter. It was the senior safety's second INT in two weeks, his team-leading fourth pick of the season and the seventh of his career. Sophomore cornerback Donnell Jones snared his second career interception and his first this season in the third quarter, while senior Matt Mayberry added his second career INT and his second in as many weeks later in the same stanza.
With his five receptions, Tandon Doss now has 59 on the season, tied with Courtney Roby (2002) for fourth on the school's all-time list. Doss leads the team with 751 yards on the year.
The Hoosiers recorded three sacks on the game and the team now has 21 on the season. Indiana has at least two sacks in eight contests and at least three sacks in four ballgames this season. Matt Mayberry recorded a sack late in the first quarter, moving his season total to 3.5 and his career total to 8.5. Larry Black, Jr., had a tackle for loss for the Hoosiers and posted two QB hurries as well.
Redshirt freshman kicker Nick Freeland hit a 37-yarder with 2:05 left in the third quarter to put the Hoosiers in front 24-14. He now has 12 field goals on the season and moved into a share of ninth place on IU's single-season list.
A pair of Hoosiers recorded other firsts in the game. Senior Charlie Klingensmith recorded his first career punt in the second quarter, and the boot that carried inside the 10 resulted in an Iowa fumble that gave the Hoosiers deep in Hawkeye territory. Junior cornerback Adrian Burks made his first career start, making three tackles in the game.
Linebacker Matt Mayberry, safety Austin Thomas, defensive end Jammie Kirlew and left tackle Rodger Saffold served as Indiana's game captains. Mayberry and Thomas are captains for the second straight week and the fourth and third times this year, respectively. Kirlew earned his fourth honor and Saffold his third accolade in 2009.
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