Scores

Final

Indiana 38

(4-1, 1-1 Big Ten)

Iowa 20

(2-3, 0-2 Big Ten)

12:05 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Kinnick Stadium, IOWA CITY, IA

1 2 3 4 T
IND 7 14 7 1038
IOWA 0 7 6 720

Top Performers

Passing: K. Lewis (IND) - 322 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Young (IOWA) - 15 CAR, 94 YDS

Receiving: J. Hardy (IND) - 4 REC, 113 YDS, 1 TD

Indiana 38, Iowa 20

Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Kellen Lewis threw two touchdown passes and was officially credited with a third when he ran 71 yards after picking up a teammate's fumble, leading Indiana to a 38-20 victory over Iowa on Saturday.

Lewis made a play almost every time the Hoosiers (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) needed one as they extended Iowa's losing streak in conference play to seven and recorded their biggest victory over the Hawkeyes since a 52-20 win in 1945.

Iowa (2-3, 0-2) played added to its difficulties with penalties and breakdowns in pass protection. Jake Christensen passed for 308 yards and three TDs but was sacked nine times, with end Jammie Kirlew getting four of those sacks.

The Hawkeyes also missed two field goals, including a straight-on 25-yarder, and an extra point. The haven't won a Big Ten game since beating Purdue 47-17 last Oct. 7.

Lewis had standard touchdown throws of 39 yards to James Hardy and 4 yards to Ray Fisher in staking the Hoosiers to a 14-0 lead. His most memorable play came on an 8-yard completion to Josiah Sears midway through the second quarter.

Sears fumbled when he got hit and the ball squirted toward the left sideline. Lewis was trailing the play, scooped up the ball on a dead run at his own 29, sprinted down the sideline and somersaulted into the end zone, drawing a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Lewis made another big play after Iowa drew to 21-13 on Christensen's 10-yard pass to Brandon Myers in the third quarter. He hit Brandon Walker-Roby for 24 yards on fourth-and-5 from the Iowa 27, setting up a 1-yard TD plunge by Sears.

Lewis finished 19 of 26 for a career-best 322 yards and one interception.

Iowa didn't get on the board until the final play of the first half and needed a bizarre play to do it -- a 33-yard Hail Mary from Christensen to Trey Stross. Three Indiana defenders converged on the fluttering ball, which was tipped and fell into Stross' arms in the back of the end zone.

Hardy continued tormenting Iowa by catching four passes for 113 yards, including a 48-yarder that set up Lewis' touchdown pass to Fisher. In three games against Iowa, the 6-foot-7 junior has 24 catches for 420 yards and five touchdowns.

Iowa threatened a final time when Christensen hit Derrell Johnson-Koulianos on an 18-yard touchdown pass, cutting the lead to 31-20 with 10:01 left.

But Lewis took the Hoosiers on a 69-yard drive that Sears finished with a 7-yard TD burst.

Christensen, who has been sacked 20 times in this his first season as a starter, went 24 of 42 with one interception.

Iowa was missing linebacker Mike Klinkenborg, safety Devan Moylan, wide receiver Andy Brodell and tight end Tony Moeaki, all out because of injuries. Klinkenborg was leading the team in tackles, while Moeaki and Brodell ranked 1-2 in receptions.

Colin Sandeman, also a wide receiver, injured a leg when he fumbled on a first-quarter punt return and did not come back.

Indiana played without starting wide receiver James Bailey, suspended for the game for breaking an unspecified team rule.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
IOWA
1st Downs1722
Total Yards395428
Passing322308
Rushing73120
Penalties4-309-73
3rd Down Conversions6-135-18
4th Down Conversions1-14-5
Turnovers22
Possession27:2632:34

Passing Leaders

IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis19/2632212.431
IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christensen24/423087.331

Rushing Leaders

IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thigpen15231.506
Lewis4205.0010
IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young15946.3021
Sims7385.4017

Receiving Leaders

IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hardy411328.3148
Sears7588.3013
IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson-Koulianos66811.3118
Cleveland56212.4018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERINDIOWA
TD03:19James Hardy 39 Yd Pass From Kellen Lewis (Austin Starr Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 38 yds, 1:24
70
SECOND QUARTERINDIOWA
TD11:55Ray Fisher 4 Yd Pass From Kellen Lewis (Austin Starr Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 84 yds, 3:17
140
TD08:34Kellen Lewis 71 Yd Pass From Kellen Lewis (Austin Starr Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 80 yds, 1:08
210
TD00:00Trey Stross 33 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Austin Signor Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 52 yds, :50
217
THIRD QUARTERINDIOWA
TD06:58Brandon Myers 10 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Pat Failed)
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yds, 3:43
2113
TD01:53Josiah Sears 1 Yd Run (Austin Starr Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 75 yds, 5:05
2813
FOURTH QUARTERINDIOWA
FG14:50Austin Starr 46 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:04
3113
TD10:01Derrell Johnson-Koulianos 18 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Daniel Murray Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 75 yds, 4:49
3120
TD04:58Josiah Sears 7 Yd Run (Austin Starr Kick)
Drive: 12 plays, 69 yds, 5:03
3820