Indiana started the season with high hopes of making a bowl for the first time since 2007. That possibility was killed when the Hoosiers were blown out by Ohio State last Saturday, but Indiana came out with a vengeance against the Boilers.
Sophomore quarterback Tre Roberson had 427 yards of total offense and six touchdown passes, which tied a single-game school record, to lead Indiana to a 56-36 win over Purdue on Senior Day at Memorial Stadium.
With the win, Indiana took back the Old Oaken Bucket trophy for the first time since 2010. The 56 points are the most ever scored by IU in Bucket Game history.
Indiana took the opening kickoff 75 yards in four plays, getting on the board in just 1:14 on a 53-yard touchdown run by Stephen Houston, one of 21 seniors honored before the game.
Houston had 17 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns. The two rushing touchdowns gave Houston 25 for his career, tying him for fourth in school history.
Other seniors got in on the act. Wide Receiver Kofi Hughes caught a six-yard touchdown from Roberson, making it 56-30 Hoosiers with 3:21 to go in the game. He finished with three catches for 54 yards.
Senior tight end Ted Bolser had three catches for 16 yards and a touchdown. He finished his career with 117 career receptions, the most by a tight end in Indiana history.
We'll have plenty more from Indiana's win later tonight.