Coleman keeps streak alive in loss at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — It frustrated Indiana running back Tevin Coleman when the gaps filled up and the room to run disappeared.

But Coleman did enough to ensure that his national-best streak of 100-yard rushing games continued.

Coleman rushed for 108 yards on 27 carries in Saturday’s 34-10 loss at Michigan, marking the 10th time he has eclipsed the 100-yard mark. How is that Coleman, the only consistent threat in Indiana’s offense, can continue to pick up yards as a marked man?

He has an easy answer for that.

“Because coach (Deland) McCullough is a great coach,” Coleman said, referring to his position coach.

Coleman trusts McCullough and also knows when the discipline is coming.

It was McCullough’s call to sit Coleman for three consecutive drives after the junior back fumbled for the second time in Saturday’s first half. Coleman said he understood the decision and wasn’t surprised that he was pulled.

“I was expecting that because that’s how we do,” Coleman said. “If you fumble and it gets turned over, you’re usually out for the game. That’s just a thing that coach McCullough (does).”

Indiana did see another streak end Saturday when the Hoosiers failed to surpass 200 rushing yards as a team. IU entered play as one of four programs with 200 yards in each game this season, which matched a school record.