Indiana cruises to 73-35 win in opener

The Hoosiers' explosive offense led them past Indiana State on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

There has been plenty of talk about Indiana's explosive offense all throughout the offseason. On Thursday night, we found out why.

The Hoosiers scored 45 points in the first half cruised to an easy 73-35 season-opening victory over Indiana State Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

The 73 points were the most by an Indiana team since 1901. It was the second-highest point total in school history.

The Sycamores (0-1) cut Indiana's lead to 45-28 in the first minute of the third quarter, but the Hoosiers quickly rebounded. They outscored Indiana State 28-7 the rest of the way.

Indiana (1-0) had 632 yards of total offense, and six different players scored touchdowns. Wide receiver Shane Wynn accounted for three of the scores, but he left the game in the third quarter after taking a cheap shot hit on a punt return.

All three quarterbacks played for the Hoosiers, with Tre Roberson getting the start. Roberson played only the first quarter, going 3-of-6 for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Nate Sudfeld played the most, and he was the most productive. He completed 12-of-17 passes for 219 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

Cam Coffman was 2-of-7 for 29 yards and an a pick.

Running back Tevin Coleman showed why he earned the starting job in camp, rushing for 169 yards and two scores on 14 touches. Tight end Ted Bolser also had two touchdowns for the Hoosiers.

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