Scores

Final

Kentucky 14

(1-2, 0-1 away)

Indiana 38

(3-0, 2-0 home)

6:45 PM ET, September 17, 2005

Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN), Bloomington, IN

1 2 3 4 T
UK 0 0 14 014
IND 10 7 14 738

Top Performers

Passing: B. Powers (IND) - 135 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: C. Taylor (IND) - 17 CAR, 176 YDS

Receiving: S. Mitchell (UK) - 2 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD

Indiana 38, Kentucky 14

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 lead.

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 meetings.

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