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Indiana 56, Idaho 14

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Michael Penix Jr. threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and Indiana took advantage of two special teams touchdowns and a dominant defense to rout Idaho 56-14.

For Indiana (1-1, 0-1 Big Ten), it was a big night.

Playing in front of the biggest home crowd since Nov. 23 2019, the Hoosiers gave the near-capacity fans plenty to cheer about. Indiana has won 18 of its last 20 home openers, perhaps none more impressively than this one.

The timing couldn't have been better after last week's embarrassing loss at Iowa, either. This time, the Hoosiers cleaned up the mistakes, made all the big plays and never gave the Vandals (1-1) a chance. They took a 21-0 lead after one quarter and made it 35-0 before Idaho recorded a first down.

"We were able to bounce back, address some things we needed to address and I think our guys responded in practice and the way we started," Hoosiers coach Tom Allen said. "I thought special teams was special tonight."

For Idaho, it was a miserable night.

A first-quarter fumble by quarterback Mike Beaudry led to Penix's first scoring pass, a 9-yarder to Javon Swinton. Four plays later, Swinton scored again, returning a blocked punt 4 yards to make it 21-0. And before the first half ended, the Vandals also gave up an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown.

"Special teams was not good, not good at all," Idaho coach Paul Petrino said. "They scored 21 points on special teams. The offense wasn't very good but we still have to find a way to get more first downs."

Beaudry rebounded by throwing two touchdown passes to Hayden Hatten, one in each half, but it wasn't nearly enough.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter IdahoInd
Ind TD 4:27 Stephen Carr 2 yd run (Charles Campbell kick) 0 7
Ind TD 3:01 Javon Swinton 9 yd pass from Michael Penix Jr. (Charles Campbell kick) 0 14
Ind TD 2:02 Javon Swinton 4 yd punt return (Charles Campbell kick) 0 21
Second Quarter IdahoInd
Ind TD 3:39 Ty Fryfogle 9 yd pass from Michael Penix Jr. (Charles Campbell kick) 0 28
Ind TD 1:49 D.J. Matthews Jr. 81 yd punt return (Charles Campbell kick) 0 35
Idaho TD 0:26 Hayden Hatten 16 yd pass from Mike Beaudry (Logan Prescott kick) 7 35
Third Quarter IdahoInd
Ind TD 13:14 Michael Penix Jr. 1 yd run (Charles Campbell kick) 7 42
Idaho TD 9:09 Hayden Hatten 23 yd pass from Mike Beaudry (Logan Prescott kick) 14 42
Fourth Quarter IdahoInd
Ind TD 13:02 AJ Barner 76 yd pass from Jack Tuttle (Chris Freeman kick) 14 49
Ind TD 9:56 Davion Ervin-Poindexter 4 yd run (Chris Freeman kick) 14 56
Team Stats
  Idaho Indiana
First downs 13 20
  Rushing 4 11
  Passing 9 7
  Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Efficiency 3-14, 21% 7-15, 47%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 22-65 50-179
Passing Yards 196 159
Return Yards 41 266
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-39-0 13-20-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--15 2--16
Punts 9 4
Punts-Average 39 37.5
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 8-65 5-50
Time of Possession 26:26 33:03
Idaho Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Beaudry 23 36 196 2 0
C. Jordan 0 3 0 0 0
Indiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Tuttle 2 4 91 1 0
M. Penix Jr. 11 16 68 2 0
Idaho Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Romano 4 20 5.0 0
M. Beaudry 4 15 3.8 0
E. Cummings 7 14 2.0 0
A. Carter 3 8 2.7 0
C. Jordan 1 5 5.0 0
R. Johnson 1 4 4.0 0
Z. Borisch 2 -1 -0.5 0
Indiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Carr 22 118 5.4 1
T. Baldwin Jr. 8 25 3.1 0
C. Childers 4 19 4.8 0
D. Ervin-Poindexter 3 17 5.7 1
D. Holloman 5 7 1.4 0
D. Ellis 2 4 2.0 0
C. Spegal 1 3 3.0 0
M. Penix Jr. 4 -13 -3.3 1
Idaho Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Hatten 10 94 9.4 2
T. Traynor 2 36 18.0 0
N. Romano 2 18 9.0 0
C. Haywood 2 16 8.0 0
C. Whitney 3 14 4.7 0
E. Cummings 3 13 4.3 0
M. Noil 1 5 5.0 0
Indiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Barner 1 76 76.0 1
J. Swinton 3 33 11.0 1
T. Fryfogle 5 29 5.8 1
D. Matthews Jr. 4 21 5.3 0
Idaho Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Indiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Idaho Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Lightbourn 7 351 50.1
Indiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Evans 4 150 37.5
Idaho Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Indiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Matthews Jr. 3 83 27.7
R. Taylor 3 34 11.3
N. Pierre 1 20 20.0
A. Barner 1 13 13.0
J. Swinton 0 4
Idaho Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Romano 2 41 20.5
Indiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Hewitt 2 91 45.5
B. Fitzgerald 1 21 21.0
Idaho Missed FG
Player Length
Indiana Missed FG
Player Length




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