Indiana football was unable to keep up with No. 4 Michigan on homecoming weekend, losing, 31-10
Michigan’s offense got started early; within the first three minutes, Wolverines junior running back Blake Corum got into the endzone for a touchdown. Indiana managed to answer after a ten-play drive ended in the endzone. At the end of the first quarter, Michigan kicked a 44-yardfield goal to take a 10-7 lead. The single touchdown was Indiana’s highest-scoring first quarter of the season.
The Hoosiers started the second quarter with another game-tying score when redshirt senior Charles Campbell kicked a 41-yard field goal to respond. On Indiana's next offensive possession, Hoosiers redshirt junior quarterback Connor Bazelak threw an interception leading to a Michigan field goal opportunity. However, Indiana blocked it. On the ensuing drive, Indiana marched down and attempted a field goal for the lead — which was also blocked. A 10-10 tie is where the game would stand going into halftime.
The scoreless streak for either team is broken midway through the third quarter after a Michigan drive that started at its own two-yard line. The drive ended with a 29-yard passing touchdown from Michigan sophomore quarterback JJ McCarthy to senior receiver Cornelius Johnson, giving the Wolverines a seven-point lead. Michigan’s next drive was also a pass ending in the endzone, but this time the Hoosiers come up with the turnover. Going into the fourth quarter, Michigan lead 17-10.
To start the fourth quarter, both teams traded punts, and Michigan made headway into Indiana territory as its running game found some yardage downfield. McCarthy found his tight end senior Luke Schoonmaker for the touchdown, extending Michigan’s lead to two scores. The Wolverines tacked on another touchdown with another McCarthy to Johnson connection, and the Hoosiers couldn’t answer as its offense got shutout in the second half.
FINAL SCORE: Michigan 31, Indiana 10