Instant Rewind: Indiana 52, Georgia Southern 17

Stu Jackson, Staff Writer
The Hoosier

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A big day for freshman running back Morgan Ellison and a handful of takeaways from the defense helped IU blow out Georgia Southern 52-17 Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Hoosiers moved to 2-1 with the victory.

Scroll down for a chronological recap of the game.

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13:56 1Q: A quick 3-and-out for IU's defense. Ensuing punt downed at the Hoosiers' own 20.

12:53 1Q: Indiana's offense responds with a 3-and-out of its own. Georgia Southern will start its second offensive series at its own 28.

11:19 1Q: Some ugly offense so far, as Georgia Southern goes 3-and-out again. IU's second offensive series will start at its own 27.

8:54 1Q: IU's offense finds its rhythm, mounting a 10-play, 73-yard scoring drive capped off by a 2-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Morgan Ellison. It's Ellison's first touchdown of his college career. PAT good. Indiana 7, Georgia Southern 0.

6:27 1Q: Touchdown Indiana. Georgia Southern's offense stalls again, and IU redshirt junior wide receiver J-Shun Harris returns the ensuing punt 70 yards for the score. PAT good. Indiana 14, Georgia Southern 0.

5:52 1Q: Big takeaway for the IU defense, recovering the fumble. Officials confirm the call, giving the Hoosiers the ball at the Georgia Southern 46. IU junior cornerback Tyler Green forced the fumble, and it was recovered by senior linebacker Chris Covington.

4:56 1Q: Touchdown Indiana. Ellison fumbles into the endzone and it's recovered by IU redshirt junior wide receiver Simmie Cobbs for the score. PAT good. Indiana 21, Georgia Southern 0.

1:39 1Q: IU's defense comes up with a 4th-down stop. Officials review and confirm the runner was short of the line to gain, and the Hoosiers take over at their own 48.

END OF FIRST QUARTER: Indiana 21, Georgia Southern 0.

14:14 2Q: IU redshirt senior kicker Griffin Oakes drills a 27-yard field goal. Indiana 24, Georgia Southern 0.

13:25 2Q: Another takeaway for the IU defense. Fumble forced and recovered by redshirt senior safety Chase Dutra at the Georgia Southern 36.

11:49 2Q: Touchdown Indiana. Ellison gets his second of the day, this time from one yard out to cap off a 7-play, 36-yard drive. PAT good. Indiana 31, Georgia Southern 0.

7:48 2Q: Georgia Southern gets -5 yards on six plays, is forced to punt. Ensuing punt fair-caught by Harris at IU's own 32.

7:11 2Q: After a string of successful offensive drives, IU is forced to punt. Ensuing punt fair-caught by Georgia Southern at its own 23.

2:51 2Q: Touchdown Georgia Southern. Redshirt freshman quarterback Shai Werts finds junior tight end Ellis Richardson from 23 yards out for the passing score. PAT good. Indiana 31, Georgia Southern 7.

0:37 2Q: Turnover on downs for Indiana at the Georgia Southern 20.

HALFTIME: Indiana 31, Georgia Southern 7.

14:21 3Q: Touchdown Indiana. Lagow to senior tight end Ian Thomas for the 71-yard strike through the air. PAT good. Indiana 38, Georgia Southern 7.

12:06 3Q: Georgia Southern forced to punt. Ball goes into the endzone for a touchback.

10:42 3Q: Touchdown Indiana. Redshirt freshman quarterback Peyton Ramsey finds redshirt sophomore running back Devonte Williams for the 42-yard passing score. PAT good. Indiana 45, Georgia Southern 7.

9:38 3Q: Touchdown Georgia Southern. Werts finds sophomore wide receiver D'Ondre Glenn for the 63-yard TD pass. PAT good. Indiana 45, Georgia Southern 14.

8:26 3Q: IU's offense goes 3-and-out. A 22-yard return on the ensuing punt sets up Georgia Southern at its own 47.

3:46 3Q: Georgia Southern adds a 32-yard field goal. Indiana 45, Georgia Southern 17.

1:17 3Q: Indiana's offense forced to punt. Ball goes into the endzone for a touchback. IU challenges the ruling, but it's upheld.

END OF THIRD QUARTER: Indiana 45, Georgia Southern 17.

14:02 4Q: Georgia Southern forced to punt. Ball downed at IU's own 24.

8:10 4Q: A long, clock-killing drive ends with IU being forced to punt. Ensuing punt downed at Georgia Southern's own 10.

6:24 4Q: Georgia Southern is forced to punt. Ensuing punt fair-caught by Harris at IU's own 46.

5:20 4Q: IU's offense goes 3-and-out. Ensuing punt downed at Georgia Southern's own 14.

4:13 4Q: Georgia Southern goes 3-and-out. Ensuing punt goes out of bounds at IU's own 49.

2:23 4Q: IU's offense goes 3-and-out. Ensuing punt returned to Georgia Southern's own 18.

2:19 4Q: Touchdown Indiana. Redshirt sophomore cornerback Andre Brown Jr. scoops up the fumble and returns it 22 yards for the score. PAT good. Indiana 52, Georgia Southern 17.

FINAL: Indiana 52, Georgia Southern 17.

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