Penn State at Indiana

Sudfeld, Roberson lift Indiana to first win over Penn State

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Nate Sudfeld threw two touchdown passes and Tre Roberson ran for two more scores Saturday, leading Indiana to its first win ever against Penn State 44-24.

The Hoosiers (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) capped their five-game home stand by ending a 16-game losing streak to the Nittany Lions (3-2, 0-1).

It looked like Penn State might keep the streak alive after taking its first lead of the game on a 26-yard TD pass from Christian Hackenberg to Allen Robinson early in the third quarter.

But Indiana answered with a scoring flurry.

Tevin Coleman scored on a 44-yard run and Roberson scored on a 2-point conversion run. Roberson then added a 2-yard TD run early in the fourth and after Penn State failed on fourth-and-2 from its own 33, Kofi Hughes made a catch for a 36-yard TD and a 35-17 lead. Roberson followed with a 9-yard TD run to seal it.

The Hoosiers finally figured out how to effectively use their top two quarterbacks -- Sudfeld and Roberson -- and wound up with their first win in a conference opener since 2000.

Sudfeld finished 23 of 38 for 321 yards passing with one interception and one touchdown pass in each half. Roberson wound up in the end zone on each of his first three touches -- all quarterback keepers inside Penn State 10-yard line.

But the Hoosiers did more than light up the scoreboard.

Coleman ran 20 times for 92 yards and a score, Cody Latimer caught nine passes for 140 yards and went over the 100-yard mark for the third-straight game, and the defense that had ranked among the worst in the nation against the run limited Penn State to just 70 yards on the ground.

It was a rough start for the Nittany Lions, who failed to convert either of their first two drives into points.

The first ended at the Indiana 26 on a failed fourth-down gamble. After forcing a three-and-out, the Nittany Lions drove to the Indiana 14, but a bad snap in soggy conditions bounced past holder Ryan Keiser and kicker Sam Ficken fell on it for a 31-yard loss. Those missed chances proved costly.

Indiana broke a 7-7 tie with two short field goals at the end of the first half to make it 13-7.

And then, after Robinson gave Penn State its only lead of the day, the Hoosiers responded with their flurry.

Hackenberg was 30 of 55 for 340 yards passing with three TDs and one interception. Robinson finished with 12 receptions for 173 yards and two TD catches, moving from 12th to seventh (118) on the Nittany Lions career receptions list and into a tie with O.J. McDuffie for fifth on the school's all-time list for TD receptions (16).

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Scoring Summary
INDIsaiah Roundtree 5 yd pass from Nate Sudfeld (Mitch Ewald kick)
PSUAllen Robinson 46 yd pass from Christian Hackenberg (Sam Ficken kick)
INDMitch Ewald 24 yd FG
INDMitch Ewald 27 yd FG
PSUAllen Robinson 26 yd pass from Christian Hackenberg (Sam Ficken kick)
INDTevin Coleman 44 yd run (TRE ROBERSON 2pt run)
PSUSam Ficken 30 yd FG
INDTre Roberson 2 yd run (Mitch Ewald kick)
INDKofi Hughes 36 yd pass from Nate Sudfeld (Mitch Ewald kick)
INDTre Roberson 9 yd run (Mitch Ewald kick)
PSUBill Belton 14 yd pass from Christian Hackenberg (Sam Ficken kick)
IND Team safety
 
Team Stats
 PSUIND
First Downs2723
Third Down Efficiency11-224-15
Fourth Down Efficiency1-50-1
Plays-Net Yards93-41080-486
Rushes-Yds38-7041-150
Passing Yds340336
Kick Return Yds6413
Punt Return Yds36
Passes30-55-024-39-1
Punts4-1816-249
Fumbles-Lost2-10-0
Penalties-Yds5-205-42
Time of Poss.35:1124:49
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
PSU: Zach Zwinak 17-72, Bill Belton 10-31, Allen Robinson 1-10, Akeel Lynch 3-7, Christian Hackenberg 6--19, Team 1--31
IND: Tevin Coleman 20-92, Stephen Houston 4-34, D'Angelo Roberts 3-27, Tre Roberson 5-12, Team 3--6, Nate Sudfeld 6--9
PASSING
PSU: Christian Hackenberg 30-55-340-0
IND: Nate Sudfeld 23-38-321-1, Tre Roberson 1-1-15-0
RECEIVING
PSU: Allen Robinson 12-173, Kyle Carter 6-79, Geno Lewis 6-35, Richy Anderson 3-29, Bill Belton 3-24
IND: Cody Latimer 9-140, Tevin Coleman 7-55, Kofi Hughes 4-85, Stephen Houston 1-22, Ted Bolser 1-18, Nick Stoner 1-11, Isaiah Roundtree 1-5
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Penn State6th Big Ten East2-67-6
Indiana7th Big Ten East1-74-8