Boxscore
Northwestern 59, Indiana 38
Saturday, October 29, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 39239

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northwestern 17 21 14 7 59
Indiana 7 14 10 7 38

Recap


Senior tight end Drake Dunsmore caught a school-record four touchdown passes, including three in the second quarter, as visiting Northwestern whipped Indiana 59-38 to snap a five-game losing streak.

Northwestern (3-5, 1-4 Big Ten) led 38-21 at the break, scoring its most first-half points since dropping 41 on Wake Forest in 1991.

Indiana (1-8, 0-5 Big Ten) lost its sixth-straight and is building for the future under quarterback Tre Robinson. In his second start, the true freshman ran for 121 yards and a touchdown and threw for 169 yards and another score for the Hoosiers. Robinson also threw an interception.

Dunsmore's three touchdowns in the second quarter came from quarterback Dan Persa, including a nifty one-handed grab. Dunsmore added a third-quarter score from Kain Colter as the Wildcats rotated its two highly-skilled quarterbacks.

Jacob Schmidt rushed for two touchdowns for Northwestern, which has won seven of eight against Indiana. The Wildcats rolled up 616 yards of total offense.

The Hoosiers lost on homecoming for just the third time in nine years.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:30
Indiana   TD  Indiana 7 - Northwestern 0
1st Quarter - 11:16
Northwestern   FG  Indiana 7 - Northwestern 3
1st Quarter - 8:19
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 7 - Northwestern 10
1st Quarter - 1:58
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 7 - Northwestern 17
2nd Quarter - 14:26
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 7 - Northwestern 24
2nd Quarter - 12:13
Indiana   TD  Indiana 14 - Northwestern 24
2nd Quarter - 8:25
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 14 - Northwestern 31
2nd Quarter - 5:46
Indiana   TD  Indiana 21 - Northwestern 31
2nd Quarter - 1:46
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 21 - Northwestern 38
3rd Quarter - 13:17
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 21 - Northwestern 45
3rd Quarter - 10:20
Indiana   TD  Indiana 28 - Northwestern 45
3rd Quarter - 8:21
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 28 - Northwestern 52
3rd Quarter - 3:57
Indiana   FG  Indiana 31 - Northwestern 52
4th Quarter - 14:57
Northwestern   TD  Indiana 31 - Northwestern 59
4th Quarter - 9:08
Indiana   TD  Indiana 38 - Northwestern 59
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northwestern Indiana
W/L 3 - 5 - 0 1 - 8 - 0
Conference 1 - 4 - 0 0 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Northwestern Indiana
Score 59 38
First Downs 30 28
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-10
60%
8-for-15
53%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 616 488
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 56-317 49-319
Average/Rush 5.7 6.5
Passing
Comp-Att 18-23 14-26
Passing Yards 299 169
Average/Pass Play 13.0 6.0
Penalties-Yards 4-29 7-79
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 33:53 26:07

PLAYER STATS

Northwestern (3 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Persa 16/20 261 3 0
K. Colter 2/3 38 2 0
Indiana (1 - 8)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Roberson 14/26 169 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Schmidt 15 110 7.3 2
V. Mark 4 47 11.8 0
T. Green 14 46 3.3 1
D. Persa 4 41 10.2 0
K. Colter 5 38 7.6 0
T. Jones 7 28 4.0 0
J. Ebert 1 13 13.0 0
T. Siemian 1 4 4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Houston 19 151 7.9 2
T. Roberson 22 121 5.5 1
D. Roberts 5 38 7.6 1
K. Hughes 2 7 3.5 0
S. Wynn 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Colter 6 115 19.2 0
D. Dunsmore 7 112 16.0 4
J. Ebert 1 29 29.0 1
D. Fields 3 23 7.7 0
J. Schmidt 1 20 20.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Wynn 2 41 20.5 0
S. Houston 3 32 10.7 0
J. Chester 3 28 9.3 0
D. Wilson 1 26 26.0 1
K. Hughes 1 12 12.0 0
M. Dedmond 1 11 11.0 0
C. Latimer 1 9 9.0 0
J. McCants 1 7 7.0 0
T. Bolser 1 3 3.0 0
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