Indiana 38, Western Kentucky 21

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — After fumbling in the red zone on the first offensive drive, then allowing a 91-yard scoring march on the subsequent Western Kentucky possession, Indiana scored 31 straight points to roll to a 38-21 victory over Western Kentucky at Houchens Industtries-L.T. Smith Field.

After giving up 91 yards on that first drive, the Hoosiers allowed 62 yards in the next two quarters. Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey rushed for 105 yards, but only 40 of those came after the first quarter.

Indiana had a hard time running the ball as well, but the Hoosiers were stellar in the passing game. Senior quarterback Ben Chappell completed 32 of 42 passes for 366 yards — a career high and the sixth highest total in IU history and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown. Junior wide receiver Damarlo Belcher had career highs in receptions with 10 and yards with 135 and grabbed one of those touchdown passes. Senior receiver Terrance Turner had a career high eight receptions for 55 yards and junior Tandon Doss had five receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown in his return to the field after missing the season opener against Towson with a groin injury.

Redshirt freshman tight end Ted Bolser also made a brilliant touchdown catch in the back of the end zone and redshirt freshman Nick Turner took a reverse handoff for a 24-yard touchdown, his first as a collegian.

WKU coach Willie Taggart talks about his team’s 23rd straight loss

Bill Lynch discusses IU’s win

Adam Replogle discusses the defense’s improvement

Nicholas Sliger talks about how the defense got more physical

Terrance Turner discusses the return of Tandon Doss

Nick Turner talks about his first collegiate touchdown

Tyler Replogle talks about the defense stepping it up.

Damarlo Belcher talks about improving his yards after the catch