Saturday, September 17, 2011
Indiana polishes off first win of season
By Adam Rittenberg
Kevin Wilson has his first win as a Big Ten head coach, and Indiana finally is in the victory column.
Let's take a quick look.
Indiana 38, South Carolina State 21: After Indiana surged to a comfortable halftime lead, things got a bit interesting in the second half. But Ed Wright-Baker wasn’t going to let this one slip away. The Hoosiers' sophomore quarterback tossed a 40-yard scoring pass to Kofi Hughes in the fourth quarter to seal the team’s first win of the season. Wright-Baker, whose late fumble led to last week’s heart-breaking loss to Virginia, responded today with 273 pass yards and two touchdowns on 21 of 27 passing. Duwyce Wilson (6 catches, 101 yards, TD) had a very nice performance on the perimeter. Perhaps more encouraging, Indiana's run attack showed some signs of life as D'Angelo Roberts racked up 102 rush yards and a touchdown. The defense still needs work, but the offense has to feel a bit more confident coming out of this one.