For the first time in four games this season, Indiana holds a lead at halftime.
Behind Nate Sudfeld's two passing touchdowns, IU leads Wake Forest 17-10 at halftime in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sophomore kicker Griffin Oakes' hit a 30-yard field goal as time expired in the half to extend the Hoosiers' lead.
Sudfeld also completed 16-of-29 passes for 188 yards, developing a rhythm with sophomore wide receiver Simmie Cobbs.
The Hoosiers struck first on a six-yard back shoulder touchdown pass from Sudfeld to Cobbs in the first quarter. After Wake Forest tied the game on a 15-yard keeper run from quarterback Kendall Hinton, Indiana responded with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Sudfeld to redshirt junior receiver Ricky Jones.
Indiana's defense forced 3-and-outs on the first three consecutive Wake Forest offensive drives to set up the Hoosier offense for success. However, it had trouble containing Hinton, who had 42 rushing yards in addition to that touchdown on the ground and 81 passing yards by himself in the first half.
Cobbs finished with six catches for 72 yards in addition to his receiving touchdown in that half. Indiana running back Jordan Howard, who entered Saturday's game leading the nation in rushing, had 17 carries for 79 yards in the first half.