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Offensive line steps up

Indiana coach Bill Lynch was pleased with the performance of the offensive line in Saturday's 42-35 loss to Michigan.

"The thing I'm proud of about our offensive line is that we threw the ball 64 times and gave up two sacks. One of them we got beat, and one of them was a communication breakdown in the way we were sliding the protection," Lynch said.

"When you throw it that many times -- I'll take Ben (Chappell) over anybody, but he's not a running quarterback, they have a pretty good idea of where he's going to be -- and to only get sacked twice, I thought they really battled. The one thing that's tough in the run game against (Michigan) is they're going to guess right in some of their stunts and blitzes. And we got them a couple times, the touchdown run in particular. We ended up getting a couple there in that last drive -- they were putting pressure on us and getting some hits, so we were able to come back with some runs in that drive and I think that helped us."

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