Despite not getting any points in two separate trips inside the Bowling Green 5-yard line, IU leads 21-10 at the half.
Sophomore Nate Sudfeld started the game at quarterback today and besides a few plays, has played the entire first half. The California native is 12-21 for 218 yards and one touchdown.
The Hoosiers have seen big plays from the running game. Senior Stephen Houston had a 50-yard run that set up a Hoosier TD and sophomore Tevin Coleman had a 43-yard TD run. So far IU has 366 yards of total offense.
The defense has held up strong, not allowing a touchdown. Bowling Green's lone score has come off a blocked punt.
Bowling Green's Chris Gallon is had a productive half with a game high six catches for 62 yards.
Play by play of scoring:
IU got on the board first with a 1-yard touchdown run by Coleman. The score was set up when Sudfeld escaped the Bowling Green rush, and found junior receiver Shane Wynn on the run for the 48-yard pass.
Then, a strange turn of events happened late in the first quarter.
First, Sudfeld heaved a bomb to senior Kofi Hughes that would have put the ball inside the red zone. Hughes secured the ball initially and got his right foot inbounds.
He then rolled over and the ball came out. Thus the catch was negated and the Hoosiers had to punt.
That's when Bowling Green blocked the punt and returned it for a touchdown to knot the score at 7-7. It appeared as though the Falcon just took the ball off of Erich Toth's foot and returned it 56 yards for the touchdown.
In the first quarter, IU drove the ball inside the Bowling Green three times but netted one touchdown. Their run game was suspect, nine times they ran the ball inside the five on those three drives. But they only netted one touchdown.
Bowling Green then made a 45-yard field goal to take the lead 10-7. On the ensuing kickoff, IU fumbled giving the Falcons great field position.
IU then responded with a 43-yard Tevin Coleman run to take the lead 14-10. Before then Coleman had been bottled up by the Falcon defense, averaging just 1.5 yards per rush on 11 carries.
After runs of 50 and 15 yards by senior running back Stephen Houston, Sudfeld through an 8-yard touchdown to Kofi Hughes to give IU the 21-10 lead.
On its final possession of the half, Bowling Green missed its second field goal of the game. This one was a 33-yard attempt to cement teh 21-10 halftime score.
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