BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for a
career-high 107 yards and two touchdowns, and Chris Taylor added 90
yards and a TD as Indiana overpowered Indiana State 33-3 on
The Hoosiers (1-2) snapped an eight-game losing streak that
dated to Oct. 12, 2002, by pounding the ball on the ground --
something they'd struggled to do in their first two games.
Green-Ellis and Taylor each carried 20 times, while filling for
injured starter Brian Lewis, and Indiana finished with 201 yards
rushing. The Hoosiers had 195 yards total against Connecticut and
Indiana State (1-2), a Division I-AA school, was overmatched
from the start, and the Hoosiers took advantage.
Indiana led 2-0 when Sycamores punter Pat Jordan mishandled a
snap in the end zone. The Hoosiers followed that with a 70-yard
return on the ensuing kick and five plays later, Taylor scooted in
from 1 yard to make it 9-0.
Things got even worse after Kyle Hooper hit a 36-yard field goal
late in the first quarter for Indiana State's only score.
Green-Ellis scored on a 1-yard TD run. Taylor carried 10 times
on the Hoosiers next scoring drive, setting up Matt LoVecchio's
1-yard plunge to make it 23-3 late in the first half.
Green-Ellis scored his second touchdown on an 11-yard run with
3:52 to go.
Indiana's Matt LoVecchio completed 12 of 20 for 146 yards.
The Sycamores were led by Jake Shields, who carried 15 times for
58 yards, and Jake Schiff, who completed 16 of 22 passes for 179
yards before being pulled late.