Indiana's Michael Penix Jr., Ty Fryfogle put up eye-popping numbers in loss to Ohio State
Indiana came up just short in the game against Ohio State, but it was the work of two key Hoosiers that turned heads in the showdown.
Offensively, it was the connection of Michael Penix Jr. and Ty Fryfogle that kept Indiana in striking distance all day long. The two combined for some electric plays, and it culminated in some big, eye-popping numbers.
For Penix, he finished the game with 491 yards passing and five touchdowns. That is the second-most passing yards in a game in Hoosiers history.
For Fryfogle, he proved to be Penix’s favorite target in the game, finishing with seven catches. He pulled in touchdowns of 63, 33, and 56 yards, finishing with 223 receiving yards in the game.
After torching Michigan State for 200 yards last weekend, he becomes the first player in B1G history to record back-to-back games of 200+ receiving yards:
Indiana's stars left it all on the field in a tough loss to Ohio State.
💪 Penix Jr: Second most passing yards in a game in school history
🤲 Fryfogle: First player in Big Ten history to record 200 receiving yards in consecutive games pic.twitter.com/OBETO1uaGc
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) November 21, 2020
In addition to setting a B1G record, Fryfogle has now improved on his career-best receiving yardage mark in three straight weeks. He had 142 and a touchdown against Michigan, 200 yards and two touchdowns against Michigan State, and 223 and three touchdowns against the Buckeyes. Fryfogle’s total from Saturday ranks as the fifth-highest single-game output in Indiana school history.
Obviously, not getting the win hurts, but it was still great to see Indiana fight and put up numbers all game long. Now, fans just have to wonder what is next for this dynamic duo?