BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (Ticker) -- Cornerback Tracy Porter returned one of his two interceptions 96 yards for a touchdown as Indiana rolled to a 41-10 rout of Central Michigan in the season opener for both schools.
A freshman, Porter's big return in the third quarter gave the Hoosiers a 27-3 advantage. The return was the second-longest in school history behind only Alfonzo Thurman's 97-yard return against Miami (Ohio) in the 1994 season.
BenJarvuus Green-Ellis rushed fro 97 yards and a touchdown for Indiana, which posted its most lopsided victory under Gerry DiNardo, who is in his third season as coach.
It also was a productive night for Indiana's Matt LoVecchio, who completed 9-of-14 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. He also scored on a one-yard run in the third quarter.
Kent Smith threw a nine-yard TD pass to Troy Peyerk late in the fourth quarter for Central Michigan, which lost in its first game under new coach Brian Kelly.