Indiana Falls at No. 17 Wisconsin
Nov. 16, 2013
MADISON, Wis. - Indiana (4-6, 2-4 Big Ten) fell on the road to No. 17 Wisconsin (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) on Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium 51-3.
Indiana's streak of 10 straight games of scoring 28-or-more points came to an end. The streak was the longest in school history.
A couple of Indiana offensive miscues led to Wisconsin scoring two touchdowns in the game's first 2:59. A 93-yard touchdown run by James White started the scoring for the Badgers as Melvin Gordan followed with a 1-yard TD run.
The Badgers built a 27-0 lead heading into the halftime break.
After a Wisconsin touchdown and field goal to start the second half, the Hoosiers put points on the board as kicker Mitch Ewald nailed a 23-yard field goal to cap a a 14 play, 70-yard drive. Ewald is now a perfect 9-of-9 on field goals for the season and has made 10 straight dating back to last year, which is tied for second in IU history.
That was all the IU offense could muster on the day as Wisconsin's defense did not allow another Hoosier score.
"I think that their structure is really, really good," head coach Kevin Wilson said. "They know what they're doing. They got some new coaches, they've changed some things, it's not radical changes from what did last year conceptually. (They have) a lot of good football players on the field. I think their really good secret is the tight ends and the fullbacks as well as the quarterback making checks to get them in good plays, it's a total team deal."
Indiana's Cody Latimer reached five receptions for the seventh time in the last eight games, finishing the afternoon with five catches for 42 yards. The junior now has 60 catches for 926 yards on the year, ranking ninth and seventh, respectively, all-time at Indiana. His career numbers elevate to 123 receptions (ninth all-time) and 1,872 receiving yards (eighth all-time).
Kofi Hughes posted four receptions covering 60 yards. His career receiving yardage total of 1,782 ranks 10th all-time in school history and he is one reception shy (120) of cracking that top-10. For the season, Hughes owns 35 catches and 565 yards.
The Hoosiers will next take on No. 3/3 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, Nov. 23.
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