BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (Ticker) -- Indiana held an opponent out of the end zone for the first time in three years and recorded its first win of the season, 33-3 over Division I-AA Indiana State.
Matt LoVecchio completed 12-of-20 passes for 146 yards and BenJarvis Green-Ellis rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries for the Hoosiers.
Indiana (1-2) improved to 18-3 in its last 21 home openers and did not give up a touchdown for the first time since defeating Cincinnati, 42-6, in 2000.
In the first meeting between the schools since 1925, the Hoosiers took control early, registering 16 points in the first quarter. After opening the scoring with a safety, Lance Bennett's 71-yard punt return set up Chris Taylor's one-yard TD run.
Green-Ellis and LoVecchio scored on one-yard runs in the second period to give Indiana a 23-3 halftime lead.
Taylor added 90 yards on 20 carries for the Hoosiers, who opened with road losses to Connecticut and Washington.
Indiana State (1-2) got its only points on Kyle Hooper's 36-yard field goal in the first quarter.