Hoosiers Win Spring Game, 27-24
April 16, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Hoosiers knocked off Indiana, 27-24, in the team's annual Spring Game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Head coach Kevin Wilson's team will conclude its spring with its 15th and final practice on Tuesday.
Today's game will be televised at 7 p.m. ET Sunday on the Big Ten Network. Don Fischer (play-by-play) and Buck Suhr (analyst) called the action.
Additionally, the Big Ten Network will have highlights and analysis at 8 p.m. ET tonight on the Big Ten Spring Football Report with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith.
Here is a look at some of today's highlights:
Sophomore defensive back Greg Heban made a diving interception and fifth-year senior defensive end Fred Jones recorded the game's first sack.
Fifth-year senior punter Chris Hagerup pinned Indiana at its own 7-yard line, but Kiel got the offense out of its own end with a perfectly thrown 52-yard pass to sophomore wide receiver Duwyce Wilson.
Sophomore cornerback Lawrence Barnett brought the Hoosiers within a point after snaring a deflected pass and returning it 25 yards to paydirt.
Behind the running of redshirt freshman running back Matt Perez, Indiana pushed its lead back up to eight points before the half. Perez powered into the end zone from four yards out with 2:30 remaining. The Park Ridge, Ill., native recorded three 10-plus yard runs on the scoring drive.
Junior defensive end Kevin Bush recorded the defense's second sack.
The defense held serve for most of the third quarter, holding the offense to a Mitch Ewald 34-yard field goal. Kiel engineered the 68-yard scoring drive.
Jarrell Drane, a fifth-year senior safety from Plantation, Fla., recovered a fumble at the Indiana 42 to set up the Hoosiers' game-winning score.
Junior quarterback Adam Follett hit redshirt freshman tight end Leneil Himes for 16 yards on a fourth and three. Follett then found redshirt freshman wide receiver Tim O'Conner for 18 yards on a third and three to reach the Indiana 3-yard line.
Follett and Himes connected once again, this time from 12 yards out on a screen pass for the 27-24 victory with just 24 seconds remaining.
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