Scores

Final

S Carolina St 21

(1-2, 1-0 MEAC)

Indiana 38

(1-2, 1-1 home)

Coverage: BTN

3:30 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN), Bloomington, IN

1 2 3 4 T
SCST 7 0 7 721
IND 21 3 7 738

Top Performers

Passing: E. Wright-Baker (IND) - 273 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Roberts (IND) - 19 CAR, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. McDonald (SCST) - 7 REC, 159 YDS, 1 TD

Indiana uses ground game to down SC State 

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Now, this is what coach Kevin Wilson wants Indiana football to look like.

Minus the miscues, of course.

Indiana's Edward Wright-Baker threw for two touchdowns and the Hoosiers rushed for 271 yards and three more scores Saturday, beating up on South Carolina State 38-21 to give their new coach his first career victory.

Indiana moved the ball all day, compiling 221 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter alone. Indiana finished with 557 yards in total offense and matched its highest point total since last season's second game.

Still, it was not a thing of beauty.

The teams combined for 31 penalties with Indiana committing 20 to break the school record (16) set in 1962 and matched in 1998. Indiana used three different quarterbacks, and the game took nearly 3 1/2 hours to complete.

Still, it gave fans a semblance of what Wilson expects from Indiana (1-2), which is to play fast, score points by the dozens and, ultimately, win.

Wright-Baker got things off to a torrid start for Indiana, throwing a 30-yard TD pass to Duwyce Wilson after a replay review overturned the call on the field that he had juggled the ball. Wright-Baker finished 21 of 27 for 273 yards with two TDs and no interceptions, although he did lose a fumble.

Stephen Houston's 2-yard scoring run on Indiana's next possession made it 14-0 fewer than 6 minutes into the game.

South Carolina State (1-2, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) answered in just one play. Derrick Wiley threw a nifty flanker screen to Tyler McDonald, who cut inside the defenders and outran the Hoosiers for a 69-yard TD to make it 14-7. Wiley was 15 of 30 for 216 yards with two touchdowns and ran 14 times for 63 yards.

The Hoosiers were just getting started.

Matt Perez scored on a 1-yard TD run to make it 21-7 before the 57-minute first quarter finally ended. After Indiana recovered a South Carolina State fumble, the Hoosiers drove for a 26-yard field goal to make it 24-7 at the half.

But the constant penalties and continual miscues made it difficult again for the Hoosiers to close out the game.

Midway through the third quarter, the Bulldogs finally obtained the short field they needed and wasted no time in converting with a 5-yard TD pass from Wiley to Caleb Davis to make it 24-14.

Then it was Indiana's turn. Freshman D'Angelo Roberts capped a 58-yard drive with a 7-yard TD run, the first score of his college career. Roberts wound up with 19 carries on 102 yards, his first career 100-yard game.

The Bulldogs would not go away. When Indiana's kickoff went out of bounds, South Carolina State responded with Jalen Simmons' elusive 21-yard TD run down the left sideline to make it 31-21 with 12:10 to go.

Two and a half minutes later, Kofi Hughes caught a Wright-Baker short pass and tiptoed down the sideline for a 40-yard score to make it 38-21, sealing the victory.

South Carolina State, a Football Championship Subdivision school, was playing its first Big Ten opponent in school history and has yet to beat a Football Bowl Subdivision team.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCST
IND
1st Downs1929
Total Yards377557
Passing216300
Rushing161257
Penalties11-8620-176
3rd Down Conversions4-1413-20
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers11
Possession24:0235:58

Passing Leaders

South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wiley15/302167.220
IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wright-Baker21/2727310.120

Rushing Leaders

South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wiley14634.5014
Simmons10525.2121
IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts191025.4133
Hughes24522.5034

Receiving Leaders

South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDonald715922.7169
Davis7497.0112
IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson610116.8146
Hughes34715.7140

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSCSTIND
TD11:59Duwyce Wilson 30 Yd Pass From Edward Wright-Baker (Mitch Ewald Kick) 07
TD09:20Stephen Houston 2 Yd Run (Mitch Ewald Kick) 014
TD09:03Tyler McDonald 69 Yd Pass From Derrick Wiley (Blake Erickson Kick) 714
TD00:33Matt Perez 1 Yd Run (Mitch Ewald Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERSCSTIND
FG07:55Mitch Ewald 26 Yd 724
THIRD QUARTERSCSTIND
TD03:52Caleb Davis 5 Yd Pass From Derrick Wiley (Blake Erickson Kick) 1424
TD00:28D'Angelo Roberts 7 Yd Run (Mitch Ewald Kick) 1431
FOURTH QUARTERSCSTIND
TD12:10Jalen Simmons 21 Yd Run (Blake Erickson Kick) 2131
TD09:46Kofi Hughes 40 Yd Pass From Edward Wright-Baker (Mitch Ewald Kick) 2138