Jack Tuttle handed for 2 touchdowns in his first profession begin, and No. 12 Indiana’s protection made a late stand to carry on for a 14-6 win over the No. 16 Wisconsin on Saturday.
The Hoosiers (6-1) snapped a 10-game shedding streak to Wisconsin, relationship again to Oct. 12, 2002. Indiana additionally improved to 3-1 on the season in opposition to ranked groups.
Wisconsin (2-2) drove to Indiana’s 17-yard line with beneath two minutes remaining, however Micah McFadden got here up with a sack on second down. The Hoosiers pressured Wisconsin quarterback Graham Metz to throw incompletions on third and fourth down, with Indiana defensive again Reese Taylor developing with a go protection ultimately zone on fourth down to shut out the sport.
Metz accomplished 20 of 34 passes for 202 yards with one interception for the Badgers, whereas Jalen Berger completed with 87 yards speeding. Wisconsin outgained Indiana 342-217, however got here away with simply six factors in three journeys to the crimson zone.
With Indiana beginning quarterback Michael Penix Jr. out for the season with a torn ACL, Tuttle was known as upon to guide the offense on the highway in opposition to a ranked opponent. He performed composed all through the sport, along with his lone mistake coming when he misplaced a fumble on a quarterback sneak.
Tuttle led Indiana on a 12-play, 81-yard landing drive to begin the second half. The sequence included a 35-yard connection to Ty Fryfogle and a 7-yard landing go to Whop Philyor, placing Indiana up 14-3 within the third quarter.
Indiana cashed in on an early turnover after Tiawan Mullen pressured a fumble that James Miller recovered on the Hoosiers’ 47-yard line. Tuttle led Indiana on a 12-play, 53-yard drive that was capped by his first profession TD go, a 1-yard go to tight finish Peyton Hendershot to place the Hoosiers up 7-0.
Wisconsin answered with a 12-play, 81-yard drive that ended with a Collin Larsh 29-yard discipline purpose to chop Indiana’s result in 7-3 with 4:04 remaining within the second quarter.
Indiana’s protection restricted Wisconsin to 136 yards within the first half on 4.4 yards per play.
–Subject Degree Media