Illinois vs Indiana Post Game Notes
Nov. 9, 2013
Indiana Game Notes
IU's 52 points tied the third-most in school history against a Big Ten opponent and tied the most ever against a conference opponent at Memorial Stadium (Northwestern, 2001)
With 650 yards of total offense, the Hoosiers tied a school record (650 at Kentucky, 1994) and set a Memorial Stadium mark.
The Hoosiers now have the school single-season record with 52 touchdowns.
For the second straight week and the third time this season, Tevin Coleman (215) and Stephen Houston (150) each went over 100 yards. They are the first two Hoosier running backs to gain over 150 yards rushing in the same game since Alex Smith (221) and Jermaine Chaney (167) at Kentucky on Sept. 17, 1994.
This is the first time since 2000 that Indiana has had two players rush for over 150 yards in the same game (Antwaan Randle El - 209 and Levron Williams - 161 vs. Illinois Nov. 4, 2000).
This marks the first time since the 2001 season that the Hoosiers have had two players rush for over 100 yards in consecutive games (Nov. 10, 2001 vs. Michigan St. and Nov. 17 vs. Penn St.). On Nov. 10, Levron Williams rushed for 251 while Antwaan Randle El had 149. On Nov. 17, Randle El had 141 and Williams had 129.
The same two IU running backs have never registered back-to-back 100-yard games in consecutive weeks. The last time two Indiana running backs went over 100 yards in back-to-back games came in 1968 when Rick Thompson (146) and Robert Pernell (158) did so on Sept. 21 vs. Baylor and Pernell (112) and John Isenbarger (102) did so on Sept. 28 at Kansas.
Coleman has scored in each of the team's nine games this season, which is tied for the second-longest streak in IU history with Houston (2011-12) and James Hardy (2006-07). Anthony Thompson (1988-89) holds the school record of 12 games.
Coleman finished the game with a career-best 215 yards to go over the century mark for the fourth time this season and in his career. He closed out the first quarter with 108 yards and became the first Hoosier since BenJarvus Green-Ellis in 2003 with back-to-back 100-yard games. Coleman posted 108 yards against Minnesota last weekend. This is Coleman's first 200-yard rush game of his career. Also, Coleman had a career-long rush of 75 yards, which resulted in a touchdown. He finished the game with a pair of touchdown runs (64 yards, 75 yards).
Indiana finished with 371 rush yards, which is the most this season and most yards since 2001 (Michigan State).
In his career, Coleman now has 1,183 yards and 14 touchdowns. His 215 yards are the most since Levron Williams in 2001 against Michigan State (251).
Indiana has scored 28-or-more points in 10 straight games dating back to last season, a program record.
Cody Latimer collected his fourth 100-yard game of the season and the sixth of his career. He netted career-highs with 11 receptions and 189 yards and three touchdowns (tied), which is the second-most in a single game in IU history. This is the third multi-TD game of his career and his second with three (Iowa - Nov. 3, 2012).
Latimer is tied for fifth all-time at IU with his six career 100-yard games (fourth this season). The junior now has 16 touchdowns, which is fifth on IU's career chart, and eight this season, which is tied for eighth on IU's single-season list.
Sophomore quarterback Nate Sudfeld finished 20-of-27 with 267 yards and three touchdowns. He has recorded three TDs three times this season.
Houston finished with 150 yards on 17 carries, an 8.8 average, with two touchdowns. He has four games with over 150 yards in his career and eight 100-yarders. He joins Coleman as the first Hoosiers since BenJarvus Green-Ellis in 2003 with back-to-back 100-yard games. Houston had 111 yards on 13 carries against Minnesota last week.
With his two touchdowns, Houston moved into sole possession of fifth on IU's career list with 26 rushing touchdowns and sole possession of sixth on IU's career list with 27 total touchdowns.
Indiana has scored on its opening drive four times in 2013, three touchdowns.
Newton recorded a career-high in tackles with 11, nine solos.
Junior linebacker David Cooper tied a career-high for solo tackles with eight and nine overall.
Junior safety Mark Murphy picked off his first pass of the season and the second of his career in the fourth quarter.
Fifth-year senior tight end Ted Bolser (fifth time this season), junior linebacker David Cooper (third), fifth-year senior safety Greg Heban (sixth) and junior wide receiver Kofi Hughes (fourth) served as game captains.
Indiana won the coin toss and deferred to the second half for the fourth time season.
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