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IU Football Falls To Ball State In Final Minutes

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    Photo: Alyssa Extin/WFIU-WTIU News

    IU football fell to Ball State University for the third straight time Saturday.

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    Backup IU quarterback Cameron Coffman takes a snap in the game against Ball State Univeristy.

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    Photo: Alyssa Extin/WFIU-WTIU News

    IU runs the ball for a few yards.

The Indiana University Hoosiers fell to the Ball State Cardinals 41-39 on Saturday for the first loss of the football season. After a touchdown gave IU a 39-38 lead with less than a minute to go, Ball State answered, scoring a 42-yard field goal for the win.

The Hoosiers faced a major setback last week when starting quarterback Tre Roberson broke his leg in the first half of a game against the University of Massachusetts. They went on to win the game but were forced to play backup quarterback Cameron Coffman against Ball State.

Then in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, Coffman was taken out with a possible knee injury. Freshman Nate Sudfeld filled in, nearly bringing the Hoosiers back to victory with two touchdown passes.

The Hoosiers’ next game is at Northwestern University on September 29. The Hoosiers’ record is now 2-1.

Gretchen Frazee contributed to this report.

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