Scores

Final

Indiana 38

(2-0, 1-0 away)

W Kentucky 21

(0-3, 0-1 home)

Coverage: BTN

5:00 PM ET, September 18, 2010

L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

1 2 3 4 T
IND 0 17 14 738
WKU 7 0 0 1421

Top Performers

Passing: B. Chappell (IND) - 366 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: B. Rainey (WKU) - 21 CAR, 105 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Belcher (IND) - 10 REC, 135 YDS, 1 TD

Hoosiers drop Hilltoppers behind Ben Chappell's 366 passing yards

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Ben Chappell passed for a career-high 366 yards as Indiana defeated Western Kentucky 38-21 on Saturday, giving the Hilltoppers their 23rd straight defeat.

Chappell completed 32 of 42 passes to break his old record of 333 yards against Illinois last year.

The Hoosiers' Tandon Doss returned the opening kickoff 87 yards to the Hilltoppers 13-yard line, but on the second play of the drive Darius Willis fumbled and Western Kentucky (0-3) recovered.

The Hilltoppers then went 91 yards in 10 plays to score the first touchdown of the game. Bobby Rainey rushed for 62 yards during the drive, including a run of 29 yards down the Western Kentucky sideline.

Western Kentucky managed only 197 total yards the rest of the game.

Chappell completed 11 straight passes on the Hoosiers' (2-0) next two possessions. He passed for 230 yards in the first half to give Indiana a 17-7 halftime lead.

Western Kentucky had only one first down in the third quarter as the Hoosiers scored on six of seven possessions to build a comfortable 31-7 lead.

Two Hoosiers had at least eight receptions: Demarlo Belcher caught 10 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown and Terrance Turner had eight receptions for 55 yards.

Bobby Rainey carried 21 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns for Western Kentucky, but had only 48 yards after the first drive of the game. Kawaun Jakes completed 13 of 20 passes for 144 yards. Marcus Vasquez caught Jakes' lone touchdown pass with 5:24 left in the game.

Indiana converted 10 of 12 third-down opportunities, punting only once all game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
WKU
1st Downs2716
Total Yards466288
Passing366144
Rushing100144
Penalties3-356-56
3rd Down Conversions10-125-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers11
Possession31:5328:07

Passing Leaders

IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Chappell32/423668.730
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes13/201447.210

Rushing Leaders

IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turner23316.5124
Willis13302.3012
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey211055.0229
Jakes8303.8018

Receiving Leaders

IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Belcher1013513.5121
Doss56212.4124
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doyle5479.4014
Vasquez34113.7131

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERINDWKU
TD09:27Bobby Rainey 11 Yd Run (Casey Tinius Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERINDWKU
TD13:46Damarlo Belcher 11 Yd Pass From Ben Chappell (Mitch Ewald Kick) 77
FG05:48Mitch Ewald 28 Yd 107
TD00:15Tandon Doss 3 Yd Pass From Ben Chappell (Mitch Ewald Kick) 177
THIRD QUARTERINDWKU
TD09:51Ben Chappell 1 Yd Run (Mitch Ewald Kick) 247
TD00:18Ted Bolser 11 Yd Pass From Ben Chappell (Mitch Ewald Kick) 317
FOURTH QUARTERINDWKU
TD13:00Bobby Rainey 11 Yd Run (Casey Tinius Kick) 3114
TD07:58Nick Turner 24 Yd Run (Mitch Ewald Kick) 3814
TD05:24Marcus Vasquez 31 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes (Casey Tinius Kick) 3821