Nov. 26, 2011
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Indiana Game Notes
Indiana vs. Purdue
November 26, 2011
Stephen Houston posted his third 100-yard game this season, taking seven carries for 129 yards and a touchdown. Houston opened the scoring with a 52-yard run in the first quarter. The score was the sophomore's eighth of the season and his second 50-plus yard TD scamper.
Houston's eight rushing scores are the most for a Hoosier since quarterback Kellen Lewis piled up nine in 2007. They are the most for an IU running back since Yamar Washington scored nine times in 2002.
Houston's 802 yards this season are the most by a Hoosier since BenJarvus Green-Ellis totaled 938 in 2003.
Indiana made a two-point conversion on a Tre Roberson pass to Shane Wynn in the fourth quarter. It is the first two-point conversion for Indiana since 2004, when David Lewis scored on a pass from Matt LoVecchio vs. Minnesota on Oct. 30, 2004.
D'Angelo Roberts scored from six yards out in the first quarter and from five yards in the fourth quarter for his first career two-touchdown game. The true freshman finished the game with 11 yards on four carries and added 10 receiving yards on one catch. Roberts finished the season with four rushing touchdowns.
Mitch Ewald connected on a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter, moving IU's lead to 17-10. He hit 13-of-16 on the season, and his 13 field goals tie him for the eighth best single-season total in IU history.
Ewald has made 29-of-35 (82.9 percent) field goals in his career and his 29 three-pointers rank seventh in IU history. In Big Ten play, IU's career field goal percentage leader is 9-of-10 (90.0) in 2011 and 20-of-23 (86.9) in his career. The Naperville, Ill., native also hit all 30 of his extra points on the season.
True freshman Shane Wynn finished the game with 114 yards on six kickoff returns, moving his season total to 1,015, which is just a yard shy of the IU single-season record, set by Tandon Doss (1,016 yards) in 2010. Wynn added four catches for 28 yards to finish the game with 132 all-purpose yards. It marked the eighth time he's gone over the century mark in all-purpose yards this season. He finishes the team with a team-high 1,239 all-purpose yards.
Tre Roberson finished with 68 yards on 18 carries and 147 yards on 17-of-26 passing with one interception. The true freshman had completions to seven different receivers in the game.
The Hoosiers finished with 207 yards rushing in the game, marking the fifth time this season with 200-plus yards on the ground. Indiana finishes the season with 1,932 yards, which is the team's best total since 2008, when IU totaled 2,003 rushing yards.
True freshman Kenny Mullen set up the first Roberts' TD, returning a Carson Wiggs kickoff to Purdue's 49, a career-long return of 36 yards.
Linebacker Leon Beckum recorded a career-high 14 tackles with a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss. The fifth-year senior closed out his career with five sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. The game was the second of his career with double-digit tackles.
True freshman Mark Murphy finished with a career-high 13 tackles and redshirt freshman Ryan Phillis was the third Hoosier with 10-plus tackles, tallying a career-high 11. Phillis had 19 tackles for the season entering the game.
Fifth-year senior Jeff Thomas closed out his career with nine tackles and one stop for loss. Thomas led the Hoosiers with 80 tackles this season.
The Hoosiers had seven tackles for loss in the game. Eight different Hoosiers got stops behind the line, led by Beckum's 1.5. Thomas, Adam Replogle, Larry Black and Mick Mentzer all had one, and Phillis and Bobby Richardson combined for another.
Twenty Hoosier seniors took the field for the final time on Saturday: S Chris Adkins, LB Leon Beckum, WR Connor Creevey, OL Marc Damisch, TE Max Dedmond, S Jarrell Drane, QB Adam Follett, OL Josh Hager, DE Darius Johnson, S Donnell Jones, DL Fred Jones, OL Andrew McDonald, LB Brandon McGhee, WR Dre Muhammad, OL Justin Pagán, P Adam Pines, QB Teddy Schell, LB Chad Sherer, LB Greg Svarczkopf and LB Jeff Thomas.
Junior defensive tackle Adam Replogle (11 times), fifth-year senior middle linebacker Jeff Thomas (9), fifth-year senior tight end Max Dedmond (4) and fifth-year senior linebacker Leon Beckum (3) served as Indiana's game captains.