Scores

Final

Northwestern 19

(6-2, 2-2 Big Ten)

Indiana 21

(3-5, 1-4 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN), Bloomington, IN

1 2 3 4 T
NW 3 6 10 019
IND 7 7 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: B. Chappell (IND) - 219 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Sutton (NW) - 27 CAR, 77 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Doss (IND) - 8 REC, 107 YDS, 1 TD

Indiana ends five-game skid with upset of No. 22 Northwestern

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Ben Chappell had 219 yards passing and a touchdown and rushed for another score, and Indiana beat No. 22 Northwestern 21-19 Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak.

Fast Facts

• The Wildcats fell to just 16-4 in their last 20 games decided by seven points or less.

• With the win, Indiana snapped a four-game losing streak to Northwestern.

• The Wildcats turned the ball over five times. The Hoosiers had zero turnovers.

-- ESPN research

Indiana's Tandon Doss finished with eight receptions for 107 yards and a TD, and Damarlo Belcher caught six passes for 82 yards and a score. The Hoosiers (3-5, 1-4 Big Ten) ended a four-game losing streak against Northwestern.

Northwestern quarterback C.J. Bacher had 219 total yards of offense and one TD, and Tyrell Sutton ran for 77 yards and a score for the Wildcats (6-2, 2-2), who lost for the second time in three games after a 5-0 start.

Northwestern turned the ball over five times with three fumbles and two interceptions.

Following a Northwestern field goal in the first quarter, the Hoosiers answered with a 43-yard scoring pass from Chappell to Belcher to take a 7-3 lead. The TD was set up by punter Chris Hagerup's 17-yard run after a high snap forced him to take off running.

The Wildcats regained a 9-7 advantage with 5 minutes left in the second quarter on Sutton's 1-yard scoring run. Northwestern, which missed the extra point, had kicked a short field goal on fourth down, but a personal foul on Indiana gave the Wildcats a fresh set of downs inside the 10.

The Hoosiers scored again before halftime after recovering a Sutton fumble on Northwestern's 34 yard line. Chappell found the end zone on a 3-yard keeper to put Indiana ahead 14-9.

Indiana used some trickery to extend its lead to 21-12 in the third quarter. Running back Marcus Thigpen handed the ball to receiver Mitchell Evans, and Evans completed a 28-yard pass to Doss for the score.

The Wildcats, who scored on Bacher's 3-yard TD run later in the third quarter, had a final chance to take the lead after getting the ball on their own 20 with 2:10 left in the game.

Following a 9-yard pass completion from quarterback Mike Kafka to Rasheed Ward, however, Kafka fumbled the ball for a loss of 24 yards after a hit by Indiana's Jammie Kirlew. On the next play, Kafka fumbled again and this time it was recovered by the Hoosiers' Chris Adkins with 1:34 remaining.

Indiana quarterback Kellen Lewis missed his second straight game with a high ankle sprain.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NW
IND
1st Downs2317
Total Yards316319
Passing164247
Rushing15272
Penalties2-308-73
3rd Down Conversions10-195-17
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers50
Possession30:2929:31

Passing Leaders

NorthwesternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bacher21/341554.602
IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Chappell21/342196.410

Rushing Leaders

NorthwesternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sutton27772.9111
Bacher7649.1127
IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Payton11423.8011
Thigpen7202.9018

Receiving Leaders

NorthwesternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lane5316.2010
Ward4287.009
IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doss810713.4128
Belcher68213.7143

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWIND
FG05:48Amado Villarreal 25 Yd 30
TD02:24Damarlo Belcher 43 Yd Pass From Ben Chappell (Austin Starr Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERNWIND
TD04:57Tyrell Sutton 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 97
TD00:22Ben Chappell 3 Yd Run (Austin Starr Kick) 914
THIRD QUARTERNWIND
FG06:13Amado Villarreal 26 Yd 1214
TD04:28Tandon Doss 28 Yd Pass From Mitchell Evans (Austin Starr Kick) 1221
TD02:27C.J. Bacher 3 Yd Run (Amado Villarreal Kick) 1921