GAMEDAY College Football

Indiana 33, Western Kentucky 30

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Connor Bazelak threw a touchdown pass and completed a 2-point conversion pass with 47 seconds left Saturday to force overtime and Charles Campbell made a 51-yard field goal to give the Hoosiers a 33-30 victory over Western Kentucky.

The unbeaten Hoosiers have rallied in the second half of all three victories this season and have now surpassed last season's win total.

But it took everything Indiana could muster late - a 17-point fourth quarter, a late goal-line stand, Western Kentucky's missed 44-yard field goal as time expired in regulation, and a blocked 39-yard field-goal attempt in overtime before Campbell won it.

Western Kentucky (2-1) has lost all five meetings with Indiana - the last three by a combined total of eight points - and is 0-9 against Big Ten foes since joining the FBS in 2007.

And for most of the game, it looked like those skids would end.

Austin Reed threw two touchdown passes and ran for another Saturday to give the Hilltoppers a 24-13 lead after three quarters. They just failed to close it out.

It was a wacky game even before the late flurry.

Indiana's starting center, Zach Carpenter, didn't play after getting hurt in pregame warmups and Western Kentucky nearly lost starting safety Kaleb Oliver on a targeting call on Indiana's fifth play. The call was overturned on a replay review. Then at the end of the first half, three players ran into the goal post chasing an overthrown ball by Bazelak.

THE TAKEAWAY

Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers have been a dangerous team for years and seemingly had their signature victory under coach Tyson Helton. Still, they controlled the tempo and while it wasn't pretty, bigger things could lie ahead for this Conference USA contender.

Indiana: The Hoosiers are barely 3-0, but they're not complaining. They again played their best football late. But Indiana needs to figure out how to start faster and close stronger.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WestKyInd
Ind FG 8:36 Charles Campbell 34 yard field goal 0 3
WestKy TD 1:37 Joey Beljan 26 yard TD pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson Extra Point) 7 3
Second Quarter WestKyInd
Ind TD 11:44 Andison Coby 5 yard TD pass from Connor Bazelak (Charles Campbell Extra Point) 7 10
WestKy TD 11:02 Daewood Davis 44 yard TD pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson Extra Point) 14 10
WestKy FG 0:47 Brayden Narveson 34 yard field goal 17 10
Third Quarter WestKyInd
Ind FG 12:17 Charles Campbell 32 yard field goal 17 13
WestKy TD 7:37 Austin Reed 1 yard TD run (Brayden Narveson Extra Point) 24 13
Fourth Quarter WestKyInd
Ind TD 14:51 Josh Henderson 19 yard TD run (Josh Henderson 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 24 19
WestKy FG 11:33 Brayden Narveson 20 yard field goal 27 19
Ind FG 7:00 Charles Campbell 32 yard field goal 27 22
WestKy FG 3:46 Brayden Narveson 24 yard field goal 30 22
Ind TD 0:47 Cam Camper 4 yard TD pass from Connor Bazelak (Donaven McCulley 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 30 30
OT WestKyInd
Ind FG   Charles Campbell 51 yard field goal 30 33
Team Stats
  Western Kentucky Indiana
First downs 25 27
  Rushing 9 9
  Passing 13 15
  Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 7-18, 39%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-3, 33%
Rushes-Yards 36-216 35-120
Passing Yards 329 364
Return Yards 36 61
Completions-Attempts-Int 33-45-1 33-55-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-15 3-15
Punts 3 4
Fumbles Lost 2-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 8-83 6-65
Western Kentucky Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Reed 33 43 329 2 1
Indiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Bazelak 33 55 364 2 0
Western Kentucky Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Robichaux 14 135 9.6 0
J. Moses 4 45 11.3 0
A. Reed 10 18 1.8 1
D. Ervin-Poindexter 6 12 2.0 0
M. Corley 1 8 8.0 0
Indiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Henderson 11 65 5.9 1
S. Shivers 15 58 3.9 0
D. Matthews Jr. 1 0 0.0 0
C. Bazelak 8 -3 -0.4 0
Western Kentucky Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Corley 8 77 9.6 0
D. Davis 5 77 15.4 1
J. Hall 6 60 10.0 0
M. Mathison 6 36 6.0 0
C. Burt, Jr. 2 27 13.5 0
J. Beljan 1 26 26.0 1
J. Simon 2 17 8.5 0
D. Smith 1 13 13.0 0
K. Robichaux 1 1 1.0 0
D. Ervin-Poindexter 1 -5 -5.0 0
Indiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Camper 8 93 11.6 1
D. McCulley 2 53 26.5 0
E. Simmons 4 51 12.8 0
D. Matthews Jr. 5 41 8.2 0
J. Henderson 1 32 32.0 0
S. Shivers 4 31 7.8 0
J. Swinton 3 28 9.3 0
A. Steinfeldt 1 14 14.0 0
J. Lucas 1 7 7.0 0
A. Coby 1 5 5.0 1
J. Bomba 1 5 5.0 0
A. Barner 2 4 2.0 0
Western Kentucky Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Indiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Jackson 1 10
Western Kentucky Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Ellard 3 134 44.7
Indiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Evans 4 176 44.0
Western Kentucky Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
U. Stout 2 10 5.0
Indiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Matthews Jr. 1 4 4.0
Western Kentucky Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Mathison 1 26 26.0
Indiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
O. Cooper Jr. 2 27 13.5
J. Lucas 1 20 20.0
Western Kentucky Missed FG
Player Length
B. Narveson 44
B. Narveson 39
Indiana Missed FG
Player Length




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