Chappell's 4 TDs lead Indiana past Akron 35-20Sep 26, 2010 - 2:23 AM By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.(AP) -- Ben Chappell threw a career-high four touchdown passes, all in the first half, as Indiana stayed unbeaten with a 35-20 victory over Akron on Saturday night.
Chappell finished 23 of 33 for 342 yards, and he wasn't the only Hoosier to have a big night.
Terrance Turner caught six passes for 121 yards and a touchdown, the first 100-yard game of his career. Tandon Doss returned the opening kickoff 41 yards and scored on a 9-yard run, and Ted Bolser caught two scoring passes to become the first Indiana tight end with four TD receptions in a season since Bob Stephenson in 1979.
It wasn't all good for the Hoosiers, who are off to their third 3-0 start in four years. They rushed for only 84 yards and struggled on defense without leading tackler Tyler Replogle, who missed the game with a concussion.
Patrick Nicely took advantage of the missed tackles by going 15-of-27 for 175 yards and two TDs, both to Jeremy LaFrance. But it wasn't enough for the Zips (0-4) to beat their first Big Ten foe since 1894.
Akron, which came in averaging 242 yards per game, finished with 335, including 160 yards rushing - exposing defensive problems that the Hoosiers must correct before next week's conference opener against Denard Robinson and Michigan.
But Chappell had no trouble getting back in the groove.
After Doss' long kickoff return, Chappell found Bolser for a 10-yard TD pass on the Hoosiers' sixth offensive play.
Akron countered with a field goal, and then Chappell capped a 58-yard drive by hooking up with Bolser again, this time on an 8-yard score to make it 14-3 with 4:56 left in the first quarter.
The Zips settled for another field goal, Chappell threw a 2-yard scoring pass to Max Dedmond, the other tight end, for a 21-6 lead.
Afterward, Nicely finally got the Zips in the end zone.
He took the Zips 59 yards in four plays, throwing a 28-yard TD pass to LaFrance to get Akron within 21-13 with 3:31 remaining in the half.
Chappell came right back. With 45 seconds to go, he found Turner for a 16-yard touchdown.
Doss' scoring run late in the third quarter sealed the Indiana victory.
- NCAAF FINAL
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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AKRON 3 10 0 7 20
INDIANA 14 14 7 0 35 FINAL
1ST QUARTER: INDIANA - TD, TED BOLSER 10 YD PASS FROM
BEN CHAPPELL (MITCH EWALD
KICK), 2:28. INDIANA 7-0
AKRON - FG, IGOR IVELJIC 45 YD, 6:39.
INDIANA - TD, TED BOLSER 8 YD PASS F
Sep 25 9:56 PM
INDIANA 35 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Sep 25 9:56 PM
INDIANA 35 12:58 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Akron 20, Indiana 35 4th - 12:58Sep 25 9:25 PM
INDIANA 35 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR
Sep 25 9:16 PM
INDIANA 35 1:33 LEFT, 3RD QTR
Akron 13, Indiana 35 3rd - 1:33Sep 25 9:11 PM
INDIANA 28 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Sep 25 8:23 PM
INDIANA 28 0:45 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Akron 13, Indiana 28 2nd - 0:45Sep 25 8:16 PM
INDIANA 21 3:31 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Akron 13, Indiana 21 2nd - 3:31Sep 25 8:08 PM
INDIANA 21 5:38 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Akron 6, Indiana 21 2nd - 5:38Sep 25 8:01 PM
INDIANA 14 10:42 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Akron 6, Indiana 14 2nd - 10:42Sep 25 7:50 PM
INDIANA 14 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Sep 25 7:38 PM
INDIANA 14 4:56 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Akron 3, Indiana 14 1st - 4:56Sep 25 7:25 PM
INDIANA 7 8:21 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Akron 3, Indiana 7 1st - 8:21Sep 25 7:15 PM
INDIANA 7 12:32 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Akron 0, Indiana 7 1st - 12:32Sep 25 7:06 PM
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