Hoosiers Fall to No. 4 Buckeyes
Nov. 23, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Quarterback Nate Sudfeld threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, but Ohio State stayed unbeaten with a victory that also clinched a spot in the Big Ten title game. Braxton Miller ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns and passed for two more Saturday to lead the fourth-ranked Buckeyes to a snowy 42-14 victory over Indiana (4-7, 2-5), extending their school-record win streak to 23 in a row.
The victory, played at times in swirling clouds of snow, put the Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0) in the conference championship game on Dec. 7 against Michigan State.
Indiana did break several all-time offensive school records, however. The Hoosiers have now accumulated school-record totals with 5,410 total yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 54 total touchdowns and own a current scoring pace of 36.8 points per game that would surpass the all-time mark of 33.0 points per game set in 1988. Also, Indiana's 405 total points are just seven shy of a school-record 412 points set in 2007.
Carlos Hyde became the first running back to go over 1,000 yards rushing in Urban Meyer's 12 years as a head coach. He ran for 117 yards and two scores.
Flurries fell throughout with temperatures in the 20s. Half of the crowd of 104,990 had left by the time Ohio State built a 28-0 halftime lead.
Miller completed 11 of 17 passes for 160 yards with one interception, hitting Dontre Wilson and Devin Smith on scoring passes of 24 and 39 yards, respectively, in the second half.
The Hoosiers' scored on Sudfeld's 4-yard pass to Shane Wynn and 25-yard pass to D'Angelo Roberts in the final six minutes. The sophomore owns 28 career TD tosses, good for seventh-most in school history. His 2013 season totals of 2,505 passing yards and 193 completions also rank in the top 10 all-time, slotted seventh and 10th, respectively.
A trio of IU wide receivers made moves into the Hoosier record book. Kofi Hughes finished with his third 100-yard receiving game of the season and the sixth of his career, which is tied for fifth in Indiana history. The junior collected a career-high nine receptions, covering 120 yards. His previous-best catch total of eight grabs also came at Ohio State, back in 2011. Hughes ascended up Indiana's all-time charts with 1,902 receiving yards (8th all-time) and 129 career catches (9th).
Fellow wide receiver Cody Latimer made a climb up the career rankings as well. After a five-catch, 60-yard performance, Latimer's 1,932 career receiving yards and 128 receptions are the seventh- and 10th-highest, respectively, in school history. He can also be found in the single-season top 10 with 986 yards (5th) and 65 receptions (7th).
Junior wideout Shane Wynn made his way into the IU record book following an eight-catch, 59-yard and one-touchdown showing. He added 71 kickoff return yards, moving into fifth place all-time with 1,508. His 14th-career TD reception earned a share of seventh place, while the eight scoring grabs in 2013 are tied for eighth in a single season.
Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier was credited with 20 tackles, including five for negative yardage.
Sudfeld completed 25-of-41 passes for the 224 yards, and Tre Roberson was 7-of-12 for 96 yards. Roberson also ran for 79 yards on 12 carries.
Up next, the Hoosiers close out the 2013 season against in-state rival Purdue in the battle for the Old Oaken Bucket. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is 3:30 p.m. EST and BTN will televise the game.
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