Indiana's defense failed it once again.
In an exciting shootout Saturday afternoon, Indiana dropped a 63-47 decision to Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The Hoosiers (3-4, 1-2) gave up 751 yards of total offense, including 503 yards through the air.
Indiana had a great chance in the fourth quarter after Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner fumbled a snap at the IU two-yard line. The Hoosiers, who trailed 49-47 at the time, recovered the ball.
Tre Roberson injured his hand on the first play of the series, and had to be replaced by Nate Sudfeld. That replacement proved harmful as Sudfeld threw an interception that was returned inside the IU 10-yard line.
After MIchigan (6-1, 2-1) scored to go ahead by nine points, Roberson marched the Hoosiers down the field again. But the drive ended prematurely after Roberson and Nick Stoner had a miscommunication error and Roberson threw an interception.
Other than the late pick, Roberson had a great day. He was 16-of-23 for 288 yards and four total touchdowns (one rushing) off the bench. Kofi Hughes caught six passes for 138 yards and a memorable touchdown, Cody Latimer had 96 yards receiving and a score, and Shane Wynn had 52 yards on four receptions and two touchdowns.
The Indiana offense played plenty well enough to win the game. It looked great all afternoon long. But once again, the Hoosiers' defense failed. The Hoosiers couldn't cover receiver Jeremy Gallon, who had 14 catches for 369 yards and two touchdowns.
As Gallon continue to pile up the yardage, the Hoosiers failed to guard him any differently. Gallon rarely had a defender in his vicinity and torched the Indiana defense for a Big Ten record number of yards.
Gardner had five total touchdowns in the game and accounted for 584 yards of total offense.
We will have plenty more coverage from Ann Arbor later tonight.