Boxscore
Northwestern 20, Indiana 17
Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 37818

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northwestern 0 10 7 3 20
Indiana 3 7 0 7 17

Recap

Dan Persa threw two touchdowns to Jeremy Ebert and led a clinching scoring drive in the fourth quarter to lift Northwestern past host Indiana, 20-17, Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

With the win, Northwestern (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) becomes bowl eligible for the third straight season.

Persa completed 18 of 28 passes for 218 yards before leaving the game midway through the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury.

Persa's second touchdown pass to Ebert went for 30 yards and put the Wildcats up 17-10 in the third quarter. The Wildcats' duo also hooked up on an 11-yard score in the first half. Stefan Demos kicked two field goals, including a 45-yarder that put Northwestern up two scores with seven minutes to play.

Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell ran for a 5-yard touchdown and threw a 39-yard touchdown to Duwyce Wilson late in the fourth quarter.. Mitch Ewald added a 23-yard field goal for Indiana (4-3, 0-3 Big Ten), which has lost two straight. Chappell completed 30 of 54 passes for 308 yards.

Northwestern travels to Penn State next week. Indiana will try to get back on track at home against Iowa.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:21
Indiana   FG  Indiana 3 - Northwestern 0
2nd Quarter - 13:46
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 3 - Northwestern 7
2nd Quarter - 0:48
Indiana   TD  Indiana 10 - Northwestern 7
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Northwestern   FG  Indiana 10 - Northwestern 10
3rd Quarter - 8:30
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 10 - Northwestern 17
4th Quarter - 6:51
Northwestern   FG  Indiana 10 - Northwestern 20
4th Quarter - 0:44
Indiana   TD  Indiana 17 - Northwestern 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northwestern Indiana
W/L 6 - 2 - 0 4 - 4 - 0
Conference 2 - 2 - 0 0 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Northwestern Indiana
Score 20 17
First Downs 20 23
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-18
56%
6-for-16
38%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 383 373
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-158 21-65
Average/Rush 3.9 3.1
Passing
Comp-Att 19-30 30-54
Passing Yards 225 308
Average/Pass Play 7.0 5.7
Penalties-Yards 8-69 5-38
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 30:06 29:54

PLAYER STATS

Northwestern (6 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Persa 18/28 212 2 0
E. Watkins 1/2 13 0 0
Indiana (4 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Chappell 30/54 308 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Trumpy 21 110 5.2 0
D. Persa 11 19 1.7 0
A. Smith 5 14 2.8 0
A. Fields 3 10 3.3 0
V. Mark 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Burgess 8 37 4.6 0
B. Chappell 8 21 2.6 1
A. Banks 3 7 2.3 0
N. Turner 1 3 3.0 0
T. Doss 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Ebert 5 98 19.6 2
M. Trumpy 3 54 18.0 0
D. Dunsmore 4 29 7.2 0
D. Fields 1 23 23.0 0
C. Brown 1 10 10.0 0
S. Stewart 1 10 10.0 0
T. Jones 1 7 7.0 0
J. Rooks 1 2 2.0 0
V. Mark 1 -1 -1.0 0
D. Persa 1 -7 -7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Belcher 11 87 7.9 0
D. Wilson 4 71 17.8 1
T. Bolser 4 58 14.5 0
T. Turner 5 37 7.4 0
T. Doss 4 34 8.5 0
N. Turner 1 13 13.0 0
A. Banks 1 8 8.0 0
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