Postgame Notes - Indiana at Purdue
Nov. 24, 2012
Indiana Game Notes
Stephen Houston rushed for a career-high 158 yards, his fifth-career 100-yard game, on a career-high 28 carries and added a career-high three rushing touchdowns, his fifth-career multi-touchdown game. He also hauled in career-highs with 12 receptions for 95 yards to set a career-high with 253 yards from scrimmage.
He became the first Indiana player with three rushing scores in a single game since Bryan Payton vs. Minnesota on Oct. 6, 2007. Houston's dozen receptions are the second-highest total ever for an IU running back (16 - Jason Spear vs. Purdue - 11/22/97) and tied for fifth overall regardless of position.
Houston opened the scoring with a 51-yard touchdown run on the Hoosiers first possession. It marked his fourth career 50-yard rushing TD and fifth overall (one receiving). He added an 8-yarder and a 1-yarder in the second quarter.
The sophomore finished the year with 12 rushing scores (tied for eighth on IU's single-season list), 16 overall (tied for fourth) and 98 points (fifth). He owns 20 career rushing touchdowns (sixth on IU's career list) and 24 total (seventh).
Houston has two 100-yard rushing games in as many opportunities against Purdue. He collected 129 yards in 2011.
Indiana's 35 points are the most the team has scored in an Old Oaken Bucket game since a 52-7 victory in 1988.
Sophomore quarterback Cameron Coffman threw for 348 yards and a touchdown on 31-of-53 passing. The 348-yard total is the most ever for a Hoosier in a Bucket game, surpassing Jay Rodgers's 342-yard performance in 1997. It marked the third career 300-yard game for Coffman. He also rushed for a score, plunging in from one yard out late in the third quarter.
Coffman finished the season with 247 completions on 407 attempts for 2,734 passing yards, all ranking fourth in school history. The 60.7 completion percentage is the third-highest ever. He also connected on 15 touchdown passes (sixth) and recorded 2,733 yards of total offense (seventh).
Cody Latimer tied the game at 35 with his sixth touchdown catch of the season from six yards out. The sophomore finished with five receptions for 67 yards.
Shane Wynn also brought in five catches, totaling 89 yards. For the season, Wynn tallied 68 receptions, good for the fourth-most in school history.
Safety Greg Heban set up the Hoosiers third score with a 70-yard interception return. The junior finished the year with a team-best three interceptions and has six in his career. Heban added a team-high nine tackles, seven solo, on the day.
Mitch Ewald finished the season with 42 extra points (third most in school history), 15 field goals (tied for fifth) and 87 points (eighth). For his career, Ewald now owns 105 extra points (fourth), 44 field goals (tied for third) and 237 points (sixth).
All three touchdown drives in the first half took 60 seconds or less. Indiana closed the year with 12 scores in 60 seconds or less.
Senior defensive tackle Adam Replogle extended his Indiana record with his 47th career start. Replogle wrapped up his Hoosier career with 15 sacks (ninth all-time) and 28.5 tackles for loss.
Fifth-year senior Will Matte matched IU's record for career starts by an offensive lineman with his 45th. He joins offensive linemen Tim Radtke (1985-88) and Enoch DeMar (1999-2002). The 45 career starts are second all-time at Indiana behind Replogle.
The Hoosiers won the coin toss for the fifth time this season and elected to defer for the third time.
Matte and Replogle served as Indiana's game captains for the 12th time in as many games this season. Replogle filled the role 23 times in his career, while Matte did so 20 times.
Check back soon