It sure didn't take long for the Hoosiers to show why they believe they will be a much improved football team this season.
Indiana leads Indiana State 45-21 at halftime in the season opener for both teams at Memorial Stadium. The 45 points are a record for the Hoosiers in a half.
After the Sycamores tied the score at 7-7 with 8:27 to go in the first quarter, Indiana rattled off 38 consecutive points to build a 45-7 lead. But Indiana State scored two touchdowns in the final 19 seconds of the half, the second one coming on a fumble recovery on a kickoff.
Tre Roberson started the game at quarterback for Indiana, but Nate Sudfeld entered in the second quarter. Roberson is 3-of-6 for 71 yards and two touchdowns, and Sudfeld has gone 3-of-4 for 62 yards and two scores. Cam Coffman has also played, going 2-of-6 for 29 yards.
Indiana State's top player, running back Shakir Bell, sustained what appeared to be a shoulder injury late in the first half and left the game. Bell has 113 yards rushing on 18 carries.