COLUMBIA, Mo.– The Indiana Hoosiers (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten) traveled to Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field and stunned the No. 18 Missouri Tigers (3-1, 0-0 SEC) 31-27.
In a shoot-out game between the two teams, Mizzou quarterback Maty Mauk went 28-for-47 for 326 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception. Senior wide receiver Bud Sasser caught 11 passes for 142 yards for Missouri and Russell Hansbrough carried the ball 10 times for 119 yards with a touchdown.
The Tigers finished with 498 yards total, despite Indiana’s 11 tackles for loss. Missouri scored 10 consecutive points against Indiana’s defense in the fourth quarter, leading the Hoosiers by three with 2:20 left in the game.
Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld finished the night 18-for-33 for 252 yards with a touchdown. A screen pass from Sudfeld to junior running back Tevin Coleman initially set up the game winning touchdown after Coleman ran the ball 44 yards down to the 15-yard line. A face mask penalty on Missouri advanced the line-of-scrimmage down to the 7-yard line. Two plays later, senior running back D’Angelo Roberts scored on a 3-yard run to put the Hoosiers ahead 31-27 with 22 seconds left in the game.
Coleman carried the ball 19 times for 132 yards, and caught the ball three times for 57 yards.
“My coaches told me to roll with velocity and get in the end zone, so that’s what I did,” Roberts said in regards to his game-winning touchdown.
Prior to Saturday night’s win, the Hoosiers were 0-36 on the road against Top. 20 teams. The last victory was in 1987 in a 31-10 victory over Ohio State. Indiana came into the game as a big underdog, just coming off of a 45-42 loss to Bowling Green last week.
“Guys played hard,” Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson said. “We made good plays at the end. Good win, Good team. Our team’s got a lot to grow and gain on it. It’s nice to finally play hard and get on the right side.”
The Hoosiers will host the Maryland Terrapins (3-1) in their conference opener. Indiana handed the Tigers their first loss as they now drop to 3-1 overall. Missouri will travel to Columbia, SC., next week to face the South Carolina Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 SEC).
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