They said it: Indiana players Mitch Ewald, Stephen Houston, Tre Roberson and Greg Heban

Indiana football players Mitch Ewald, Stephen Houston, Tre Roberson and Greg Heban after Saturday’s 56-36 win over Purdue:

EWALD: “We were just in the locker room, me, Ted (Bolser), Stephen (Houston), Kofi (Hughes) and some of those other guys and the words, ‘This is the best moment of my life’ came out. It really is. To beat these guys and have it be our last game here at home with this senior class is unbelievable.”

You won the game at Purdue three years ago with a field goal in overtime. That wasn’t personally more satisfying?
“It’s a little bit better because then it was for those seniors. Now it’s for us. We’re seniors and this is our last go. It’s a memory we’ll never forget.

HOUSTON: “I was going to leave it all out there on the field. I have nothing left. This was my bowl game, this was my national championship game – I just emptied my whole clip. I’m exhausted because this is my last game in an IU uniform.”

HEBAN: “I think the relationship (the seniors) have built with Coach (Kevin) Wilson has been incredible. When we first got here we were a little unsure about what he was about, but throughout the years we have grown close to him and with each other and I think seeing us come together as one made him emotional.”

ROBERSON: “It is always important to get the win against Purdue. They are our hated rivals, so beating those guys is very important. It was a total team effort out there. I had a good game, but my skill guys made plays and the offensive line did a great job too.”

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About Randy Beard

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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