BLOOMINGTON – The Indiana defense clamped down, the offense ramped up and the Hoosiers lead Bowling Green 21-10 at halftime at Memorial Stadium.
IU's defense gave up three points in the first 30 minutes, with the other seven Falcons point on a punt block for a touchdown in the first quarter. Meanwhile, the Hoosiers have managed to establish their run game against Bowling Green, which was a key coming into this matchup. Sophomore running back Tevin Coleman has two rushing touchdowns and 59 yards rushing, including a career-best 43-yard touchdown run. His counterpart, senior back Stephen Houston, has nine carries for 96 yards and one 50-yard rush.
Sophomore quarterback Nate Sudfeld once again has fielded most of the snaps for IU, and he's continued to excel for the Hoosiers. The 6-foot-5 signal caller is 12 for 21 for 218 and a touchdown.
His receivers have been stellar, as well. Senior wideout Kofi Hughes has four catches for 34 yards and a score on a tough fade route in the end zone that gave IU an 11-point advantage late in the second quarter. Junior Cody Latimer, who has been silent thus far this year, has three catches for 70 yards today, and junior slot receiver Shane Wynn has two grabs for 62 yards.
Both teams have balked at opportunities for points in the first two quarters.
IU went for it on two fourth downs on its own goal line and failed to convert both plays, while Bowling Green kicker Tyler Tate has missed two field goals for the Falcons.
The last missed kick came with 57 seconds left in the second half, and IU ran the clock out to go into halftime.
The Falcons will receive to start the second half.