LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The streak is over.
Michael Penix, Jr., threw for a career-high 342 yards and three touchdowns as #13 Indiana beat #23 Michigan 38-21 Saturday afternoon in Bloomington.
It was Indiana’s first win over Michigan since 1987, snapping a 24 game losing streak.
“This is something we expected, just based off the work and just the hard work that the team puts in, you know, this is something that we go out everyday in practice and we practice hard for moments like this,” Penix said.
Tom Allen is the first IU head coach since Bill Mallory to beat the Wolverines.
“At the end of the day this is a very gritty football team that’s got a ton of toughness, and a ton of fight to them and they believe,” Allen said. “That’s an awesome thing to see. We believed, we had to prove it, but we believed that we were the better football team.”
The IU defense held Michigan to just 13 yards rushing in the game.
Indiana improves to 3-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1988.
The Hoosiers are at Michigan State (1-2) next Saturday.