Indiana 24, Indiana State 17:
passed for a career-high 280 yards and the Hoosiers held off a rally by the
Roberson, a sophomore, threw for one score and ran for what
proved to be the winning points in the third quarter. He completed 26 of 36
Indiana State, which got 192 yards rushing from Shakir Bell,
drove into Hoosiers territory in the final minutes before failing on fourth
down at the 41-yard line.
Bell ran 54 yards to give the Sycamores the lead with 6:28
left in the first quarter, but the Hoosiers responded quickly.
Roberson connected with Shane Wynn for a 71-yard scoring
strike 53 seconds later and Indiana took the lead on Stephen Houston’s 15-yard
touchdown run 1:07 into the second. The Hoosiers managed a 17-10 halftime lead.
Roberson ran 1 yard to put Indiana up 24-10, but the
Sycamores wouldn’t go away. Mike Perish found fullback Austen Wozniak for 23
yards and a score on fourth down and one with 5:14 left in the third quarter.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Indiana’s top receiver Kofi
Hughes was suspended one game for violating team rules. …Indiana has won 10 of
its last 11 home openers – three of those against the Sycamores. … Indiana is
4-0 against State. … Indiana State is 0-10 vs. the Big Ten and has not won an
opener on the road since 1980. … Indiana State is ranked 23rd among