BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Chris Taylor ran for a career-high 176
yards and Blake Powers threw four touchdown passes for Indiana,
which ended a three-game losing streak to rival Kentucky with a
38-14 win Saturday.
Indiana is 3-0 for the first time since 1994, and coach Terry
Hoeppner became the first Hoosiers coach to debut with three
straight wins since James Sheldon in 1905. If the Hoosiers win at
Wisconsin on Oct. 1, Hoeppner will be the first coach in school
history to win his first four games.
The Hoosiers entered the game averaging 2.8 yards per carry, but
relied on a punishing ground game to set up the pass. They finished
with 305 yards rushing, the first time in four years Indiana topped
the 300-yard mark in a game.
Indiana spread out Kentucky's defense with three and
four-receiver formations, and Taylor quickly took advantage. Midway
through the second quarter, he already had a new career-high with
127 yards rushing. His previous best was 102 yards against
Northwestern in 2002, and the only thing that slowed him down was
cramps in his right leg.
Powers took care of the rest. He hooked up with four different
receivers -- Matt O'Neal, Nick Sexton, Brandon Walker-Roby and James
Hardy -- on TD passes of 14, 1, 9 and 4 yards to give Indiana a 31-7
Kentucky struggled most of the night. The Wildcats had only
three first downs and 67 total yards in the first half, and didn't
score until Rafael Little ran 13 yards for a TD early in the third
quarter. Andre Woodson hooked up with Scott Mitchell on a 79-yard
TD pass late in the third quarter to make it 31-14.
But the Wildcats never caught up and coach Rich Brooks dropped
to 1-10 in road games since taking over Kentucky in 2003. The
Wildcats lost to the Hoosiers for just the second time in 11
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.
The woman who accused former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu of raping her in 2013 has hired a Title IX law firm to represent her in potential civil litigation.
Arkansas tight end C.J. O'Grady has been arrested by Fayetteville police and charged with driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol.