Indiana vs. Purdue Postgame Notes
Nov. 21, 2009
Indiana Game Notes
Darius Willis ran for 142 yards, his third 100-yard effort of the season. He finished the year with 607, the most for a freshman since BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 794 in 2004. Green-Ellis is the last freshman running back before Willis to lead the Hoosiers in rushing.
Willis' 64-yard run in the second quarter was the third-longest play from scrimmage on the season. Willis also had runs of 85 (at Michigan) and 70 (at Northwestern) this year.
Mitchell Evans finished the game with 10 catches for 112 yards, both career highs. He is the first Hoosier with 10 catches since James Hardy had 10 against Purdue in 2007. Evans and Tandon Doss (three times) posted 100-yard receiving games this year.
Damarlo Belcher finished with four catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. Over the last six games of the season, he scored four touchdowns and had 35 catches for 482 yards. He finishes the season with 61 catches, tied for fourth on the Hoosiers' single-season list, 770 yards, 13th-best on IU's list, and five touchdowns.
Doss finished with 242 all-purpose yards, his highest total of the season, and moves his season total to 1,666, ninth-highest in school history. Doss finishes the season with 77 catches (second in school history), 962 yards (fifth in school history), and five touchdowns.
Doss also had a career-long run of 27 yards in the third quarter. He finished with 35 rushing yards, 51 receiving yards and a career-high 156 return yards (139 kick and 17 punt).
Doss and Belcher combined for 138 catches, a school record for a duo, and 1,732 yards, the most since Courtney Roby and Glenn Johnson combined for 1,876 in 2002.
Ben Chappell threw for 266 yards in the game, his eighth 200-yard game and sixth 250-yard game on the season. He moves into eighth all-time in career passing yards with 3,956. His season total of 2,941 yards is the second-highest in school history. Chappell ends the season with 2,932 yards of total offense, the third most in school history.
Chappell had 23 completions, moving his season total to 268, the most ever for a Hoosier. His 428 attempts on the season are the second most in Hoosier history. His 39 attempts in the game moved his career total to 583, eighth-most in IU lore.
Chappell's two touchdown passes moved his season total to 17, which is tied for third on the IU single-season list with Antwaan Randle El's 1999 campaign. His 21 career passing TD's rank ninth all-time at Indiana. Chappell also had a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, the sixth of his career and third of the season.
Jammie Kirlew had six tackles, including a sack, to tie teammate Greg Middleton for third on the school's career sack list (23.0). Kirlew wraps up his career with 52.5 tackles for loss, second to only Adewale Ogunleye (64.0). He finishes the 2009 season with 15.5 tackles for loss.
Matt Mayberry finished his Hoosier career with a nine-tackle effort, including two sacks. Mayberry had his finest season as a senior, finishing with 108 tackles (tops on the team) to go along with 11.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks (both second to Kirlew on the team). His 108 tackles are the most by an IU linebacker since John Kerr had 114 in 2002. Mayberry finishes his career with 251 tackles.
True freshman Adam Replogle finished the game with three tackles, including a sack. It is Replogle's fourth sack of the year, placing him third on the team. Replogle is the only true freshman to play for the Hoosiers this year.
IU's 462 yards of total offense were the third most this season, joining games against Michigan (467) and Illinois (482) as IU's top three offensive games.
Indiana had two 10-play drives in the game, giving the Hoosiers 24 drives of 10 plays or more. The Hoosiers also had one drive in the game that lasted over five minutes, the 13th five-minute drive of the year for Indiana. In 2008, the Hoosiers had 15 drives of 10-plus plays and four drives that lasted five minutes or more.
Indiana's attendance of 48,607 was the second largest this season. The student attendance of 15,200 was the fourth largest all-time and the largest since 1989. IU saw 250,997 fans come through the turnstiles this year for an average of 41,833 fans per game, the highest since 1992 (44,074).
The Hoosiers won the coin toss for the sixth time this season and the fifth time at home. Indiana elected to take the ball for the fourth time this season.
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