Scores

Final

Michigan State 21

(4-5, 1-4 Big Ten)

Indiana 46

(5-4, 3-2 Big Ten)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, October 28, 2006

Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN), Bloomington, IN

1 2 3 4 T
MSU 7 0 0 1421
IND 10 20 16 046

Top Performers

Passing: K. Lewis (IND) - 261 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Lewis (IND) - 14 CAR, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Hardy (IND) - 6 REC, 83 YDS, 4 TD

Hardy reels in Hoosier-record 4 TDs in beating Spartans

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Kellen Lewis threw five touchdown passes, including a school-record four to James Hardy, and ran for another score in leading Indiana past Michigan State 46-21 on Saturday.

Michigan State (4-5, 1-4 Big Ten), a week removed from pulling off the biggest comeback in Division I-A history, grabbed the lead with a touchdown on the opening drive of the game. But Indiana (5-4, 3-2) gave up just 35 yards the rest of the first half and did not allow another first down until the fourth quarter, a span of 12 possessions by the Spartans and 46 straight points by the Hoosiers.

Michigan State, which came from 35 points down to beat Northwestern 41-38 last week, took a 7-0 lead over the Hoosiers when Drew Stanton threw 38 yards to Devin Thomas for his first career TD reception.

Lewis then took control. The freshman finished 15-of-26 for 261 yards and extended his streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception to a Big Ten-season high 146 before he was picked off with under seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.

By that time, the victory was assured, putting Indiana a win away from becoming eligible for its first bowl game since 1993.

Three of Lewis' four touchdown passes in the first half were to Hardy, including two scores in a span of 37 seconds late in the second quarter. Lewis threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Hardy with 44 seconds to go, then the Hoosiers got the ball back two plays after the kickoff when Adam McClurg forced and recovered a fumble by Jehuu Caulcrick at the Michigan State 17.

Two plays later, Hardy made it 30-7 with a 17-yard TD reception.

Hardy also had a 30-yard TD catch in the first quarter.

Lewis scored on a 27-yard run and passed 13 yards to Hardy for another TD in the third quarter. The Hoosiers made it 46-7 on a safety when Terry Love fumbled the ball out of the end zone on an Indiana punt. Lewis also threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Thigpen in the second quarter.

Brian Hoyer replaced Stanton in the fourth quarter and led the Spartans to two scores, a 4-yard TD run by Brett Kahn and a 13-yard pass to Kahn after the interception off Lewis by SirDarean Adams.

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