QUICK NOTES: From Indiana’s 73-35 rout of Indiana State

How big of a win was it for the Hoosiers when they exploded for a school-record 10 touchdowns in a 73-35 victory over Indiana State on Thursday night?

— The 73 points are the second most ever scored by an Indiana football team, topped only by a 76-0 rout of Franklin College in 1901. That’s right, 112 years ago.

— Indiana had 300 yards passing and 300 yards rushing in the same game for the first-time ever with 319 in the air and 313 on the ground. The 632 yards of total offense are the third most in school history.

— IU’s 45 points in the first half are the most in school history, at least as far back as 1949 when the school began tracking such numbers by quarter.

— The 108 combined points are the most in Memorial Stadium history.

— Sophomore running back Tevin Coleman rushed for a career-best 169 yards on 14 carries, scoring twice.

 

 

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Randy Beard has been at the Courier & Press since 2007 and became the sports editor in 2012. He has previously been a sports editor at the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail and the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. He began his professional sports journalist career in 1976 and has spent his career primarily covering college sports in the ACC, SEC and Big Ten. He's also covered the NFL, the original North American Soccer League and professional tennis and golf. He's covered two Super Bowls, three college football national championship games, dozens of NCAA basketball tournament games, an Olympics, a World Cup and once hung out with soccer legend George Best for two days and sat in a golf cart with Jan Stephenson.

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