The Indiana Hoosiers were looking to continue their momentum from their first two come-from-behind home victories against the high-octane offensive of Western Kentucky. The Hoosiers needed to avoid a slow start at Memorial Stadium if they wanted to improve to 3-0.

It took a complete team effort with critical late defensive stops, consistent offensive play, and clutch special team plays to pull off the victory in overtime, 33-30.

Indiana did score first with a 34-yard field goal by Charles Campbell in the first quarter. Western Kentucky responded with a scoring drive of their own on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Austin Reed to Joey Beljan.

Indiana's Conor Bazelak found Andison Coby on a 5-yard pass early in the second to take a brief three-point lead. The Hilltoppers struck back quickly, less than a minute, with another touchdown on a 44-yard pass from Autin Reed to Andison Coby to hold a 17-10 lead at halftime.

The Hoosiers started the third with a field goal to close the gap to four, but again the Hilltoppers responded with a touchdown to hold a 24-13 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Indiana's Josh Henderson had a 19-yard run early in the fourth but failed on their two-point conversion attempt. The Hoosiers traded field goals with the Hilltoppers in the fourth quarter. Indiana stopped Western Kentucky again, and they had to settle for a 24-yard field goal with 3:46 left in the game. The Hilltoppers still held an eight-point lead. Indiana drove the field with the help of some critical penalties on Western Kentucky's defense. Indiana took advantage of the mistakes, scored the tie-scoring touchdown to Cam Camper on a 4-yard pass from Connor Bazelak, and covert the two-point attempt to force overtime.

Special teams came up huge in the overtime, with two Hoosiers, safety Devon Mathews, and cornerback Jaylin Williams getting their hands on the 44-yard field goal attempt by Western Kentucky, Brayden Narveson. In Indiana's overtime possession, they did not help out the kicker by losing yards leading to a 51-yard attempt for Charles Campbell, which he made to help Indiana improve their record to 3-0.

Indiana will hit the road next weekend and face a more significant challenge as they take on the 2-1 Cincinnati Bearcats with a 3:30 pm kickoff on ESPN2.

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