October 12, 2013

Facing nation's top-ranked D, IU puts up 28 points

Considering Michigan State entered the game with the nation's top-ranked defense, the Indiana football team's 28-point performance was above average.

The 5-1 Spartans hadn't allowed more than 17 points all season, and even Notre Dame manage just that many in a 17-13 Irish home victory Sept. 21.

While Indiana's point total was more than solid, starting quarterback Nate Sudfeld's numbers weren't up to his standards.

Coming off a 321-yard passing game in last weeks' 44-24 victory over Penn State, Sudfeld made his first road start and was only 14-for-30 passing for 137 yards with no touchdowns. He was sacked twice and hurried and hit most of the game. Fifty-three of his passing yards came on one completion to Shane Wynn.

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