Postgame Notes - Iowa at Indiana
Nov. 3, 2012
Indiana Game Notes
Iowa jumped out to a 14-0 advantage. The last time Indiana rallied from a 14-point deficit to win came at Purdue on Nov. 27, 2010. IU trailed 21-7 before winning 34-31 in overtime.
Indiana has won back-to-back Big Ten games for the first time since winning at Iowa (Sept. 29) and vs. Minnesota (Oct. 6) in 2007. The last time the Hoosiers won consecutive conference games this late in the season came back in 2001 - vs. Northwestern (Nov. 3) and at No. 22 Michigan State (Nov. 10).
The Hoosiers earned their first victory against Iowa since a 38-20 win in Iowa City on Sept. 29, 2007, and their first victory in Bloomington since a 31-28 triumph over the 15th-ranked Hawkeyes on Oct. 14, 2006.
IU has scored 24-or-more points in each game this season and 10 straight, extending its school record.
The Hoosier defense has given up just 17 points in the last 102:12.
Cody Latimer had his second career 100-yard game, both this season, with 113 yards to go along with a career-high tying seven receptions and a career-high three touchdowns. The sophomore is the first Hoosier with three touchdown catches since Tandon Doss recorded three at Purdue on Nov. 27, 2010. The three TDs are tied for the second-most in school history (10 times), trailing only James Hardy's four against Michigan State on Oct. 28, 2006.
Kofi Hughes joined Latimer over 100 yards with 110, his second 100-yard game of the season and the third his career, in addition to six receptions. The junior also reeled in a career-long 77-yard reception.
Sophomore quarterback Cameron Coffman completed 21-of-33 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns. His 315-yard total is a career high and the first 300-yard day for a Hoosier since Ben Chappell passed for 330 at Purdue on Nov. 27, 2010. Coffman has now posted a pair of three-TD games this season, connecting for three scores against Michigan State as well.
In the final drive before halftime, Coffman was a perfect 5-for-5 for 83 yards. He capped off the drive by hitting Latimer for a 15-yard score.
That drive took 86 seconds and covered 87 yards in six plays. The 87-yard drive is Indiana's longest this season.
IU now has 17 TD drives under 90 seconds, 10 of which have covered at least 70 yards in six-or-fewer plays.
Indiana lost a fumble for the first time this season and for the first time since the Wisconsin game on Oct. 15, 2011. The Hoosiers were the last team in the FBS to lose a fumble this season.
Stephen Houston's touchdown streak ended at nine games. It was the longest active streak in the nation and the second-longest streak in Indiana history (Anthony Thompson, 12 games).
Houston lost his first fumble in his last 236 carries and his last 269 touches.
Junior Ted Bolser matched his career-high with six receptions and set a career-high with 82 yards.
The Hoosiers defense continued to mount pressure with two sacks and seven tackles for loss. They now have 22 sacks and 67 TFLs this season.
Senior defensive tackle Adam Replogle shared team-high honors with seven tackles to go along with two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. Replogle has nine tackles for loss this season and 24.5 in his career, and his first career fumble recovery.
Sophomore defensive end Bobby Richardson recorded IU's first sack of the game to move his season total to 2.5 and his career total to 5.5.
Larry Black, Jr., added one sack and two tackles for loss. The fifth-year senior defensive tackle now has four sacks and nine tackles for loss this season and eight sacks and 24.5 TFLs in his career.
Antonio Marshall made his first career interception in the third quarter, halting an Iowa drive at the IU 9-yard line. The junior cornerback picked off James Vandenberg in the end zone for the team's fifth INT this season. He added a team-high tying seven tackles.
Mitch Ewald accounted for the Hoosiers first points of the afternoon when he nailed a 45-yarder in the first quarter. He is now 7-of-10 on kicks from 45-or-more yards in his career.
The school's all-time career percentage leader is now 41-of-51 (80.4), including 12-of-16 this year and 26-of-31 (83.9) in 21 Big Ten games. Before his miss on his second attempt, Ewald connected on nine straight kicks, the third-longest streak in school history. He also owns the fourth- (eight) and seventh- (seven) longest marks.
With his three extra points, he is a perfect 97-for-97 in his career and 34-of-34 on the year. His 34 extra points mark a career-high in a season and move him into a tie for sixth on IU's single-season list. Ewald is also seventh on the list with 33 in 2010.
Ewald moved into ninth on IU's career points list, surpassing James Hardy (2005-07, 216 points). He owns 220 in his career and sits behind Bill Manolopoulos (1993-96) and his 226 points for eighth place.
The game was delayed by one hour due to inclement weather.
Fifth-year senior center Will Matte and Replogle served as Indiana's game captains for the ninth time in as many games this season. Replogle has filled the role 20 times in his career, while Matte has done so 18 times.
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