The Indiana University Hoosiers continued an up-and-down season by welcoming North Texas to Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Coming off of a disappointing conference loss to Maryland, they faced a Mean Green team, with a stout run defense and an equal 2-2 record.
Any uncertainty of a letdown performance was quickly extinguished, as IU displayed a balanced run-pass-defense attack early on.
Touchdowns by running back Tevin Coleman (1 yard), and receivers Jordan Fuchs (12 yards) and Shane Wynn (45 yards) put the Hoosiers up 21-0 at the end of quarter one.
Wynn would add a second bomb late in the third quarter, this time for 76 yards, to put the game away for good. He finished with 5 catches for 127 yards and 2 TDs.
Junior quarterback Nate Sudfeld was more relaxed and confident despite the swirling Memorial Stadium wind. Post-game, he said "There was definitely an emphasis for me to get in rhythm this week and for me just to cut it, let the ball rip."
Sudfeld did just that, finishing with 230 yards on 23 of 29 passing, and a trio of scores.
In fact, the entire offense shared the confident swagger... from a well-coached game plan, solid blocking, and 493 yards of total offense. The Hoosiers tallied 363 total rushing yards, 252 and three TDs coming from Tevin Coleman and D'Angelo Roberts.
The defense was solid enough, holding North Texas at bay with two interceptions. An opening series pick by Tegray Scales setup IU for their first score.
IU (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) faces Iowa (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) on October 11th.