Scores

Final

W Kentucky 13

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Indiana 31

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, August 30, 2008

Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN), Bloomington, IN

1 2 3 4 T
WKU 0 0 6 713
IND 10 7 7 731

Top Performers

Passing: K. Black (WKU) - 219 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Lewis (IND) - 9 CAR, 185 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Gaebler (WKU) - 6 REC, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Lewis breaks Indiana's career TD passing record

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana's Kellen Lewis made it look easy Saturday.

The junior quarterback ran for touchdowns of 75 and 62 yards and threw for two more scores to break the school's career record for TD passes, leading the Hoosiers to a 31-13 victory over Western Kentucky.

Lewis wasn't even sure he'd start until Tuesday. He had served a four-month suspension for violating team rules during the spring and summer, then had to fight off sophomore Ben Chappell to win back the starting job.

Clearly, coach Bill Lynch made the right call by choosing Lewis as the starter.

When the Hoosiers took the field Saturday, Lewis was clicking. He finished 17-of-27 for 144 yards and two TDs -- Nos. 43 and 44, two more than Antwaan Randle El's previous record -- and rushed nine times for 185 yards.

Western Kentucky simply couldn't stop Lewis, who became the first Indiana player to run for two touchdowns of 60 yards or more in a game.

On Indiana's second possession, the Hilltoppers were caught out of position when Lewis faked an outside handoff, then turned straight up the middle and sprinted 75 yards untouched to make it 7-0.

Indiana made it 10-0 on Austin Starr's 28-yard field goal, and Lewis broke Randle El's record on an 11-yard TD pass to Ray Fisher early in the second quarter.

After Western Kentucky kicked two short field goals to open the second half, Lewis struck again with a 5-yard TD pass to Demarlo Belcher with 17 seconds left in the third. That made it 24-6, and the Hilltoppers finally got into the end zone with a 32-yard TD pass from K.J. Black to Jake Gaebler early in the fourth.

But Lewis sealed it on Indiana's next play, sprinting 62 yards on the same call he scored his first TD.

The Hilltoppers were led by Black, who was 19-of-31 for 219 yards. He was also Western Kentucky's top rusher with 15 carries for 47 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WKU
IND
1st Downs1421
Total Yards282450
Passing219153
Rushing63297
Penalties2-297-63
3rd Down Conversions6-164-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers11
Possession32:4527:15

Passing Leaders

Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Black19/312197.110
IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis17/271445.321

Rushing Leaders

Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Black15473.1023
Graves294.507
IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis918520.6275
Payton9576.3034

Receiving Leaders

Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper58316.6029
Gaebler68113.5132
IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Means66310.5018
Turner4389.5015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWKUIND
TD07:06Kellen Lewis 75 Yd Run (Austin Starr Kick) 07
FG02:33Austin Starr 28 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERWKUIND
TD11:12Ray Fisher 11 Yd Pass From Kellen Lewis (Austin Starr Kick) 017
THIRD QUARTERWKUIND
FG09:42Zac Minturn 27 Yd 317
FG03:03Zac Minturn 22 Yd 617
TD00:17Damarlo Belcher 5 Yd Pass From Kellen Lewis (Austin Starr Kick) 624
FOURTH QUARTERWKUIND
TD09:39Jake Gaebler 32 Yd Pass From K.J. Black (Zac Minturn Kick) 1324
TD09:24Kellen Lewis 62 Yd Run (Austin Starr Kick) 1331