Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 10? Find out in this post.
Cameron Coffman threw for 315 yards on 21 of 33 passing and three touchdowns to lead Indiana on Saturday to a 24-21 win over Big Ten foe Iowa. Cody Latimer, who had 113 yards on seven receptions for Indiana (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten), caught all three of Coffman’s touchdown passes. James Vandenberg was 21 of 34 for 249 yards passing and a touchdown for Iowa (4-5, 2-3).
At one point Indiana trailed by 14 points, but the Hoosiers have come back to take a 17-14 lead at the end of the third quarter. With 10:06 to go in the second quarter Indiana looked to be in trouble, but it has stormed back to take the lead. Iowa has given up 17 straight points.
Indiana football legend and current BTN analyst Antwaan Randle El was inducted into the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday night. On Saturday, Randle El was introduced to the Memorial Stadium crowd at halftime of Indiana’s win over Iowa. The former quarterback received a thunderous ovation, and for good reason. Randle El, a 2001 first-team All-America, was the first in NCAA history to score 40 rush touchdowns and 40 pass touchdowns and the first to amass 6,000 passing yards and 3,000 rushing yards. Watch our interview with Randle El now.
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In the second quarter, Cody Latimer fought back for Indiana. He caught four passes for 68 yards and one touchdown, and the Hoosiers have closed the gap to 14-10. Indiana has scored 10 straight points. The Hoosiers finished off an 87-yard drive when Cameron Coffman and Latimer combined for a 15-yard touchdown to make the score 14-10.
Iowa aired it out to the tune of 84 passing yards in the quarter, and the Hawkeyes lead 14-3 at the end of the first quarter. Iowa took the game’s first lead after James Vandenberg found Kevonte Martin-Manley open for a 24-yard touchdown pass on the last play of a six-play, 71-yard drive.