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Eyeing IU


Keys to the game

Michigan held off Indiana 42-35 in a thrilling contest played in front of a sold out Memorial Stadium.

Here are some of the highlights.

Key stat: 574. That's the number of total offense Michigan had. Indiana's inability to make a big stop when it had to hurt the Hoosiers. Indiana gave up three touchdowns of at least 56 yards. That was just enough to overcome a record-breaking day by Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell. The senior set school records for passing yards (480), completions (45) and attempts (64). He is just the second Indiana quarterback to throw for 400 yards in a game (Jay Rodgers, 408 against Ball State on Sept. 13, 1997).

Key (non-touchdown): Michigan's final big play set up the game-winning score. Denard Robinson threw a 42-yard pass to Junior Hemingway. The receiver made a nice catch on a ball that was defended well by Richard Council, placing the ball at Indiana's 4 with 21 seconds to go. Robinson scored on the next play to give the Wolverines a 42-35 lead.


"It was just one of those games. I hope the fans enjoyed it because there certainly as a lot of offense and they tend to like offense. There was great effort, really, on both teams' part. It was a heck of a football game. It's a game that didn't have a lot of turnovers (one for both teams). It didn't have mistakes in the kicking game. It didn't have a lot of penalties. It was a pretty well-played game for two teams going at it like that."

- Indiana coach Bill Lynch