Indiana vs. Minnesota Game Notes
Nov. 2, 2013
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana scored 39 points, the sixth time this season it has surpassed 35 points and the 12th time in Kevin Wilson's three seasons. The Hoosiers have scored at least 28 points in nine straight games dating back to last year.
Indiana has turned 13 opponents miscues (eight fumbles) into 70 points this season.
Hughes finished the afternoon with three catches for 51 yards. The junior moved into ninth place on the program's all-time receiving yardage list with 1,722 yards.
Sophomore Nate Sudfeld found junior Shane Wynn from 40 yards out in the third quarter. It marked the fifth TD of Wynn's career of at least 40 yards and the fifth passing score of Sudfeld's career of at least 40 yards.
Wynn moved into a share of ninth place on IU's single-season receiving touchdown list (7) and a tie for 10th place on IU's career list (13).
In the game, Wynn finished with four catches for 64 yards with the score. He also had 103 yards on three kick returns and moved into sixth place on IU's all-time list for kick return yardage (1,311).
Sudfeld's two touchdowns put him in sixth place on IU's single season touchdown pass list (16) and in a tie for eighth place in career TD passes (23). He finished the night completing 13-of-20 for 189 yards.
Tevin Coleman reached the end zone for the 10th time in eight games this season with a 55-yard rush in the fourth quarter, the second-longest TD run of his career.
The sophomore finished with 108 yards on 14 carries (7.7 average) for his third career 100-yard rushing game. He also had pair of receptions for 51 yards and 22 kick return yards for 181 all-purpose yards. Coleman has scored at least one rushing touchdown in every game this season.
With 111 rushing yards on 13 carries (8.5 average), fifth-year senior Stephen Houston recorded his seventh career 100-yard game and moved into a tie for fifth on the all-time rushing touchdowns list at Indiana (21). He is also tied for sixth in total touchdowns with 25.
Houston added a career-high 88 kick return yards and a career-long 48-yard kick return to finish the evening with 199 all-purpose yards.
This is the second time this season both Coleman and Houston have rushed for over 100 yards (Bowling Green) and the first time two Hoosier rushers had 100 yards in the same Big Ten game since Oct. 29, 2011, against Northwestern (Houston and Roberson).
Cody Latimer caught four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown, his fifth TD catch of the season and the 13th of his career to tie him for 10th on IU's all-time career receiving touchdowns list.
Ted Bolser hauled in a career-high-tying six catches and finished with 32 yards. Bolser has 110 career catches, five behind Bob Stephenson's IU tight ends record.
IU recorded six scoring drives under 90 seconds. The Hoosiers have 16 scoring drives (15 TDs) under 60 seconds, 23 (22 TDs) under 75 seconds and 33 (30 TDs) under 90 seconds.
Mitch Ewald hit a pair of field goals and is now a perfect 7-of-7 on the season and has connected on eight straight, which is tied for the fourth-longest streak in IU history. The fifth-year senior is also perfect on extra points, hitting all three of his attempts and a perfect 39-of-39 this season, moving him into fourth on IU's single-season list.
The school's all-time field goals, field goal percentage, extra points and total points (kickers) leader is 51-of-62 (82.3 percent) from field goal range and 144-of-145 (99.3) on extra points in his career.
Murphy finished with a game-high 12 tackles in the game, including eight solos. He now has two double-digit tackle games this year and eight in his career.
Junior linebacker David Cooper had 10 tackles on the night with seven solos and one tackle for loss. Cooper has two games with 10-or-more stops this season and four in his career.
Junior defensive back Kennys Mullen achieved his first sack of the season and the third of his career.
True freshman middle linebacker T.J. Simmons recorded eight tackles and junior cornerback Tim Bennett added seven. The nation's leader in pass breakups, Bennett added two more with one tackle for loss.
Fifth-year senior tight end Ted Bolser (fourth time this season), fifth-year senior safety Greg Heban (fifth), junior wide receiver Cody Latimer (third) and junior defensive lineman Bobby Richardson served as game captains.
Indiana won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
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