INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers quarterback Michael Penix bounced back from a poor start to the season, throwing for 373 yards and rushing for a touchdown to lead Indiana to a narrow 33-31 win at Western Kentucky.
Indiana’s offense played a well-rounded game, scoring on six straight possessions.
Hoosiers running back Stephen Carr racked up 109 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns and kicker Charles Campbell made all four of his field goals, the longest from 48 yards out.
Receivers Ty Fryfogle and Peyton Hendershot recorded 98 and 94 yards respectively on the night.
The Hilltoppers put up a fight, playing a no-huddle approach late. Western Kentucky quarterback Bailey Zappe entered the game as the nation’s leading passer. He completed 31-of-44 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns.
The Hoosiers will play No. 6 Penn State in a nationally televised contest next Saturday night.