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Powers leads Hoosiers past Cent. Michigan

Blake Powers went 17-for-35 for 281 yards and three touchdowns on Friday to lead the Indiana Hoosiers to a 20-13 season-opening victory against the Cent. Michigan Chippewas.

The Hoosiers were listed as 7-point favorites but the game ended in a push. The combined score fell UNDER the posted total (49.5).

James Hardy caught five passes for 106 yards and a touchdown, while Marcus Thigpen made two catches for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Ontario Sneed had 14 carries for 148 yards including an 80-yard score for the Chippewas only touchdown of the game.