Minnesota routs Indiana for first Big Ten victoryNov 4, 2006 - 10:02 PM MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Last week, Minnesota was the nail. This week, the Golden Gophers got to feel what being the hammer is like.
Bryan Cupito threw four touchdown passes and six different players scored a TD as Minnesota routed Indiana, 63-26, for its first Big Ten Conference victory of the season.
Coming off a 44-0 loss to No. 1 Ohio State, Minnesota (4-6, 1-5 Big Ten) jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and cruised thereafter.
Cupito, who completed 22-of-33 passes for 378 yards, threw two touchdowns in the first quarter and added another in the second as the Golden Gophers opened a 35-7 halftime lead.
Indiana (5-5, 3-3) rolled up 500 yards of offense but had three turnovers and never came close to stopping Cupito and the Minnesota offense when it mattered. Cupito started the game by completing 9-of-12 passes for 179 yards in the first quarter.
Freshman Kellen Lewis was 25-of-43 for 321 yards and three TDs for the Hoosiers but he threw a pair of interceptions in the first half that the Golden Gophers turned into touchdowns.
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