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IU vs. Western Kentucky Football – Live Blog and Discussion (IU – 33 WKU – 30, FINAL) – The Daily Hoosier

The Daily Hoosier is live at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington for Indiana (2-0) against Western Kentucky (2-0).

Join us for live updates throughout the day and participate in the discussion thread below.

The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network and will begin around noon Eastern Time.

Refresh the page for pre-, during- and post-game updates and stay tuned for post-game coverage.



GROUND GOAL: Campbell with a 51-yard FG to win it.

Indiana is losing eight yards on its three plays. Forces a Campbell field goal from 51 yards.

BLOCKED WKU Field Goal Attempt.

A huge sack by IU in WKU’s first practice forces a field goal attempt.


The field goal is NOT GOOD. OVER TIME.

Four seconds left, 44-yard field goal attempt for WKU.

TOUCHDOWN UI: Bazelak to Camper for 4 yards. The two-point conversion is good (Bazelak to McCulley). 30-30, :47 left. 9-play 75 yards for IU.

WKU GROUND GOAL: 7 plays, 69 yards, but IU holds and now has a chance to tie with a touchdown and a two-point conversion. WKU 30, IU 22. 3:46 to go, two timeouts for Indiana.

INDIANA GROUND GOAL: Charles Campbell good from 32 yards. WKU 27, IU 22, 7:00 minutes remaining.

Indiana scored a touchdown but the play was canceled by offensive pass interference on Donaven McCulley.

FUMBLE RECOVERED BY INDIANA: Cam Jones with the strip and IU recovers at WKU 16.

9:13 am remaining. WKU ball at own 18.

WKU GROUND GOAL: A 59-yard run takes the Hilltoppers inside IU 10, but the Hoosiers hold. WKU 27 Indiana 19. 11:33 remaining.

Indiana had a practice stopped but a defensive hold call breathes new life into WKU. 1st test at WKU 36, in less than 14 minutes.

TOUCHDOWN UI: Josh Henderson with a 19-yard run. The two-point conversion fails. WKU 24 Indiana 19. There are 14:51 left in the game. Indiana drives 9 plays, 90 yards.


The third quarter ends with IU at the WKU yard line 19, 1 and 10.

INTERCEPTION: Myles Jackson with a pick for IU in the end zone. The ball was deflected by Bradley Jennings. Ends a 65-yard drive in seven plays that could have put the game in serious danger had WKU scored.

WKU QB Austin Reed is 26 of 31 for 295 yards. It just separates UI so far.

TOUCHDOWN WKU: 9 plays, 72 yards, Reed runs it from that one. WKU 24, IU 13. 7:37 left in the quarter.

GROUND GOAL UI: Charles Campbell is good from 32 yards. It’s WKU 17, IU 13, with 12:20 remaining in the third. Indiana drives 11 plays, 62 yards.

Big drop from DJ Matthews on a Bazelak bomb to open halftime. But Shaun Shivers runs 32 yards to kick off IU’s first practice.



HALF-TIME: 17-10 Western Kentucky leads. Indiana will kick off the second half.

Indiana’s last record ended with a Hail Mary by Bazelak which was incomplete. IU passed up a chance to throw a 58-yard field goal.

WKU GROUND GOAL: Helped by the penalty, IU gets a stoppage after WKU had the 1st and the goal. 17-10 WKU, 47 seconds left.

Mullen back on the field for IU, makes a nice tackle.

WKU scored a touchdown but was recalled due to a waiting penalty. 1h55 remaining.

Tiawan Mullen came off the field with an injury with 3:06 to go.

Indiana forces a 3-and-out after the turnover. Punt WKU pins IU inside their own five 5:34 left in the half, still 14-10 WKU.

Fumble by UI in WKU red zone. Back pass for Shivers recovered by the Hilltoppers. 8 minutes to play at halftime.

TOUCHDOWN WKU: 44-yard TD pass. 3 plays, 65 yards. Drive set up by kick off out of bounds. 14-10 WKU, 11:02 remaining in the half.

ATTACKING INDIANA: Bazelak to Coby for 5 yards. 10-7 Indiana, 11:44 a.m. until halftime. Score set up by an excellent position on the pitch. 6 plays, 41 yards.


WKU pinned its own to end the quarter. 7-3 Hilltoppers after one.

Passing game from 48 yards, Bazelak to McCulley IU in WKU territory.

TOUCHDOWN WKU: 26-yard TD pass. 7-3 WKU, 1:37. Game set up by IU’s decision to go for it fourth in midfield.

IU finishes a WKU drive with a fourth stop down. Noah Pierre on the cover. First IU try at their own 33. 4:27 left.

Hit by WKU on a called backhand due to a blockage in the back.

GROUND GOAL UI: Charles Campbell is good from 34 yards. 3-0 Indiana, 8:36 to play.

Caleb Murphy is a late starter at center following Zach Carpenter’s pregame injury, according to BTN.

Dasan McCullough ends WKU’s first drive with a nine-yard sack. First IU try at their own 35. 11:52 remaining.

Indiana wins the toss and recovers to the second half.


The Daily Hoosier’s Seth Tow is in the press box for today’s game, and Patrick Felts is on the pitch.


Some injury notes as the players take to the pitch:

  • defensive end JamesHead, Jr. is in uniform and looks set to make his debut today. Head was expected to be the starter during fall camp, but he will likely be brought into the rotation today.
  • Guardian Cam Knight is not in uniform and wears a boot on his left foot.
  • Security Jonathan Haynes is not in uniform.
  • WR James Smith is outside
  • OLB Richard Thomas is outside
  • LO Randy Holz is outside
  • LO Chris Bradberry is outside
  • WR David Boulanger is outside
  • AND ryan miller is outside
  • QC Brendan Sorby is outside

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