Terrance Thomas, Brandon McGhee, Tandon Doss and Damarlo Belcher sing Indiana’s fight song after defeating Western Kentucky. Chris Howell | Herald-Times
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — After fumbling in the red zone on the first offensive drive, then allowing a 91-yard scoring march on the subsequent Western Kentucky possession, Indiana scored 31 straight points to roll to a 38-21 victory over Western Kentucky at Houchens Industtries-L.T. Smith Field.
After giving up 91 yards on that first drive, the Hoosiers allowed 62 yards in the next two quarters. Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey rushed for 105 yards, but only 40 of those came after the first quarter.
Indiana had a hard time running the ball as well, but the Hoosiers were stellar in the passing game. Senior quarterback Ben Chappell completed 32 of 42 passes for 366 yards — a career high and the sixth highest total in IU history and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown. Junior wide receiver Damarlo Belcher had career highs in receptions with 10 and yards with 135 and grabbed one of those touchdown passes. Senior receiver Terrance Turner had a career high eight receptions for 55 yards and junior Tandon Doss had five receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown in his return to the field after missing the season opener against Towson with a groin injury.
Redshirt freshman tight end Ted Bolser also made a brilliant touchdown catch in the back of the end zone and redshirt freshman Nick Turner took a reverse handoff for a 24-yard touchdown, his first as a collegian.
Aaron Price goes through a drill during practice. Heather Brogden | Herald-Times
Indiana defensive end Darius Johnson’s hamstring apparently never healed, nor did kicker Nick Freeland’s hip. Safety Jarrell Drane also apparently injured his knee, and the Hoosiers will be without three players for Saturday’s game against Western Kentucky.
All three players were listed as “out” on Indiana’s injury report, released Thursday evening. The other two players on the out list are safety Chris Adkins and running back Matt Perez, who is out for the season with an ACL tear.
Several other injured players are listed as probable. The injury report follows.
Chris Adkins, S Ankle Out
Jarrell Drane, S Knee Out
Nick Freeland, K Hip Out
Darius Johnson, DE Hamstring Out
Matt Perez, RB ACL Out for season
Kevin Bush, DE Neck Probable
Max Dedmond, TE Knee Probable
Tandon Doss, WR Groin Probable
Andre Kates, CB Hip Probable
Dre Muhammad, WR Ankle Probable
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