Indiana State 3

(1-3, 0-3 away)

Indiana 33

(1-2, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 13, 2003

Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN), Bloomington, IN

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INST 3 0 0 03
IND 16 7 3 733

Indiana 33, Indiana State 3

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 Saturday night.

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 Washington.

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.