But inconsistency -- especially on the defensive end -- continued to plague the Hoosiers in a 42-28 loss to the Spartans in their first road game of the season.
Indiana (3-3, 1-1) jumped on top early with a 64-yard touchdown run from Tevin Coleman, but the Hoosiers would never lead again. The Spartans (5-1, 2-0) marched down the field methodically all afternoon for touchdowns.
Consider the numbers for Michigan State:
***467 total yards, including 232 on the ground
***10-of-13 on 3rd-down conversions
***Six touchdowns, and no field goals
On the offensive side, the Hoosiers played fairly well against a solid Michigan State defense. Quarterback Nate Sudfeld completed 14-of-30 pass attempts for 137 yards. Tre Roberson was 11-of-17 for 122 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Coleman had 79 yards on 15 carries, but 64 of those came on his first-quarter touchdown run. He had only 15 yards on his final 14 carries. Tight end Ted Bolser also had his fifth touchdown catch of the season.
We will have plenty more coverage from East Lansing later today.