(Saturday, September 12th)
Final Score: Indiana 23, Western Michigan 19
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Demetrius McCray rushed for 134 yards and one touchdown to lead the Indiana Hoosiers to a 23-19 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos in a non-conference tussle at Memorial Stadium.
Quarterback Ben Chappell also rushed for a touchdown for Indiana (2-0), while throwing for 185 yards on 18-of-28 passing in the victory.
As for the Broncos (0-2), they were paced by quarterback Tim Hiller, who threw for 266 yards and one touchdown. Jordan White grabbed seven passes for 55 yards in the loss, while Robert Arnheim hauled in six passes for 78 yards and one TD.
The Hoosiers broke a scoreless tie midway through the first frame when Nick Freeland nailed a 21-yard field goal.
Chappell's one yard touchdown plunge early in the second stanza pushed Indiana's lead to 10-0.
The Broncos finally got on the scoreboard after capping off an 11-play, 74- yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run by Drew Burdi.
Late in the second quarter the Hoosiers extended their lead to 17-7 when Demetrius McCray broke free and scored on a 59-yard scamper.
The Broncos stormed out of the locker room however, and wasted little time finding the end zone, as Hiller connected with Arnheim for a 41-yard scoring strike.
Indiana pushed its lead to 20-14 with just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter thanks to a 32-yard field goal by Freeland.
Early in the final frame John Potter's 35-yard field goal brought the Broncos within three points.
However, the Hoosiers used a 38-yard field goal by Freeland on their next drive to extend their advantage to 23-17.
A safety in the final seconds of regulation cut Western Michigan's deficit to 23-19, but the team would come no closer as the Broncos held on for the four- point win.
Indiana did a solid job defensively, holding WMU to just 288 total yards, while also forcing three turnovers.
09/12 17:28:20 ET