COLUMBUS, Ohio — Indiana stopped a 31-game winless streak against Ohio State by scoring 21 points in the second half to claim a 31-10 victory in Columbus. The win was the first by the Hoosiers over OSU since a 32-10 decision in 1951.

IU quarterback Dave Schnell led his team to 405 yards in total offense, 205 rushing and 200 passing. Anthony Thompson gained a game-high 126 yards against the Ohio State defense, which entered the game as the Big Ten’s top-ranked unit for points allowed (9.0).

After a 10-10 halftime tie, Indiana (4-1, 2-0) took the lead for good with 3:09 to play in the third quarter on a Tom Polce six-yard run. The four-play touchdown drive was set up by a 40-yard punt return to the OSU 19 by Tony Buford. For the second week in a row, the Buckeyes (3-1, 1-1) failed to score in the second half.

Indiana had jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first half, only to see OSU tie the score with 10 points in the second quarter. An 80-yard drive and a 51-yard Matt Frantz field goal as time ran out in the half accounted for the Buckeyes’ scoring for the afternoon.


Date League Season Attendance
October 10, 1987 Ohio State 1987 90,032


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