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INSTANT RECAP: Exceptional second half leads Indiana past Idaho 35-22


After a quiet first half, Indiana stunned the University of Idaho Vandals in the second half, scoring 29 unanswered points on the way to a 35-22 home victory.  

Indiana redshirt junior quarterback Connor Bazelak finished with 197 yards on 16-29 passing, along with two touchdowns and an interception. Indiana senior running back Shaun Shivers finished with 155 yards on 20 attempts and a touchdown. After just 110 yards in the first half, the Indiana offense finished with 430 yards. 


Idaho wins the coin toss and defers, and Indiana will receive a kick in first half. Idaho will defend the north endzone. 

First Quarter 

11:16: Back-to-back three and outs to start the game, Idaho punts it right back to Indiana. Indiana starts the drive at Idaho’s 39-yard line. 

Indiana goes for it on 4th and 2 from Idaho’s 31-yard line, running back Shaun Shivers runs for 11 yards and gets first down 

9:12: Indiana kicker Charles Campbell misses a 32-yard field goal attempt, NO GOOD.  

7:11: Deja vu, Idaho goes three and out and can’t punt the ball passed the 50-yard line in consecutive drives, Indiana sets up at Idaho’s 40-yard line. 

4:43: Indiana goes for it on 4th and 1, this time Shivers is stuffed at the line. Indiana turns it over on downs at Idaho’s 1-yard line. 

End of first quarter: Indiana 0, Idaho 0 

Second Quarter 

15:00: Idaho running back Anthony Woods runs for 13 yards to Indiana’s 14-yard line.  

Idaho goes for it on 4th and 2 from Indiana’s 14-yard line. Quarterback Gevani McCoy completes pass to wide receiver, Terez Taylor, for 13 yards to Indiana’s 1-yard line.  

13:18: McCoy finds wide receiver Jordan Dwyer for an Idaho TOUCHDOWN, the point after attempt from kicker Ricardo Chavez is good. 

Indiana 0, Idaho 7 

13:18: Idaho kicker Logan Prescott sends the ball out of bounds for the second time tonight on the kickoff to Indiana 

12:53: Indiana running back Josh Henderson runs for 14 yards, FUMBLES ball on the way down to the turf. Idaho RECOVERS football at Idaho’s 41-yard line. 

McCoy finds 17 yards worth of space in and middle of the field and slides to Indiana’s 37-yard line 

Indiana's defense comes alive, linebacker Dasan McCullough SACKS McCoy for a six-yard loss. 

8:39: Indiana punts it right back to Idaho, Idaho returns the punt for 27 yards to Indiana’s 44-yard line.  

Idaho goes for it on 4th and 1, Idaho running back Roshaun Johnson’s pass is intercepted by Indiana cornerback Tiawan Mullen. It won’t matter, the flag was thrown on Indiana for defensive pass interference. Idaho sets up with a new set of downs at Indiana’s 11-yard line.  

McCullough SACKS McCoy for a six-yard loss, for the second time tonight.  

2:19: Chavez’s kick from 29 yards is GOOD

Indiana 0, Idaho 10 

2:11: Indiana returner Jaylin Lucas returns the kick from Idaho for 38 yards to their own 40-yard line. 

1:38: Indiana quarterback Connor Bazelak’s overthrows wide receiver Cam Camper to be INTERCEPTED by Idaho safety Tommy McCormick. 

Idaho starts the drive at their own 3-yard line after the turnover. 

End of second quarter: Indiana 0, Idaho 10 

Third Quarter 

Shivers finds space running downfield for 31 yards, Indiana has a new set of downs in opponent territory at Idaho’s 39.  

10:31: Indiana wide receiver Donaven McCulley as wildcat in the backfield, rushes right down the middle and stretches into the endzone for an Indiana TOUCHDOWN. Indiana kicker Charles Campbell’s point after attempt is GOOD. 

Indiana 7, Idaho 10 

9:56: A bad snap from Idaho bounces into their own endzone, McCoy jumps onto the ball in the endzone. Indiana SAFETY

Indiana 9, Idaho 10 

8:41: Flags thrown, Bazelak and Hoosiers offense have a freebie. Bazelak finds tight end, AJ Barner, in the middle of the field for 43 yards. Barner finds space and walks into the endzone untouched for a TOUCHDOWN. Penalty declined. Campbell’s point after attempt is GOOD

Indiana 16, Idaho 10 

6:29: Indiana forces Idaho three and out, Vandals punts ball back to Hoosiers. 

4:46: Bazelak completes pass to Matthews for 26 yards on his way into the endzone, TOUCHDOWN. Campbell point after attempt is GOOD

Indiana 23, Idaho 10 

2:31: Idaho goes for it on 4th and 8, McCoy’s pass to wide receiver Michael Graves is incomplete, Vandals turn it over on downs.  

End of third quarter, Indiana 23, Idaho 10 

Fourth Quarter 

14:55: Henderson wastes no time, rushes into the endzone for a TOUCHDOWN. Indiana goes for 2 point conversion, but comes up short.  

Indiana 29, Idaho 10 

7:38: McCoy finds Johnson for nine yards, Johnson charges into the endzone for Idaho TOUCHDOWN. Two-point conversion attempt is NO GOOD. 

Indiana 29, Idaho 16 

7:29: Shivers will not be denied, he finds 46 yards worth of running room right up the middle into the endzone for a TOUCHDOWN. Two-point conversion is NO GOOD

Indiana 35, Idaho 16 

5:51: McCoy completes deep pass towards the left side of the field to Graves for 71 yards and a TOUCHDOWN. Two-point conversion attempt, NO GOOD.  

Both teams combine 0-4 in two-point conversion attempts  

Indiana 35, Idaho 22 

0:00: Bazelak kneels down. 

END OF GAME, Indiana 35, Idaho 22 

Follow reporters Jacob Spudich (@spudichjacob) and Garrett Newman (@GarrettNewman20) and columnist Will Foley (@foles24) for updates throughout the game and the rest of the Indiana football season. 
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