BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Nate Sudfeld threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns and Cody Latimer had a career-high 137 yards receiving Saturday as Indiana pulled away in the second half for a 42-10 victory over Bowling Green.
Sudfeld's 33-yard touchdown pass to Latimer with 10:11 left in the third quarter stretched the lead to 18 and allowed the Hoosiers (2-1) to coast the rest of the way. After giving up seven scores in nine possessions last week in a 41-35 loss to Navy, Indiana finished Saturday's game having allowed just three points in 11 defensive series.
Sudfeld, who was making his first career start, also ran for a 1-yard score. He completed 17 of 26 passes to bring his season completion percentage to 70.5.
The Hoosiers compiled 601 yards of total offense and ended the day on a 35-0 run. Bowling Green (2-1) headed into Memorial Stadium seeking its first 3-0 start since 2003, but a normally reliable defense saw more than it could handle.
The Hoosiers were also strong on the ground with Tevin Coleman rushing 19 times for 130 yards, including scoring bursts of 1 and 43 yards. Backup Stephen Houston added 155 yards rushing and caught a pass for 31 yards, which helped set up a 3-yard run by Tre Roberson around right end to close the scoring.
Bowling Green's touchdown came on a blocked punt by Paul Senn, who picked up the ball and returned it 56 yards. That tied the game 7-7 at 4:36 of the first quarter.
Although they were outgained 366-210 in the first half, the Falcons hung around courtesy of Indiana mistakes and went into halftime trailing 21-10.
After Tyler Tate made a 45-yard field goal to give Bowling Green its only lead at 10-7, Isaiah Gourdine forced a fumble by Indiana's Damon Graham on the ensuing kickoff. Senn recovered to force the second turnover of the game by the Hoosiers.
With 4:40 before halftime, Houston burned Bowling Green for a 50-yard rush to the Falcons 25, and Sudfeld hit Kofi Hughes four plays later from 8 yards out for a touchdown.
Indiana's defense came up with an interception and recovered a fumble in the second half to keep the Falcons off the scoreboard. Tate missed two field goals on the day.
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