Big win caps a Homecoming to remember

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Sophomore Andrew Walker rushes for a TD in the third quarter of Saturday night’s Homecoming game.

The weather was perfect, the Greyhounds ruled the gridiron and a good time was a had by all. Homecoming 2014 will be one to remember for the UIndy family.

After a busy week of events that included a Plain White T’s concert and a standing-ro0m-only presentation by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the campus awoke Saturday to blue skies and Indian Summer temps that reached the mid-70s. The conditions were ideal for the inaugural Hound Hustle 5K, the Homecoming Parade, zip line rides and a bigger, better Tailgate Town outside Key Stadium.

The football Greyhounds made easy work of visiting Lincoln University, winning 52-14 to advance their record to 7-1 and claim sole possession of first place in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Junior quarterback Connor Barthel threw for 255 yards and four touchdowns. Senior Matt Ripp had his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game with a team-high 112 yards, scoring two TDs.

The halftime show included the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen, senior Psychology major Anthony Jackson and senior Global Leadership major Stephanie Kalili.

UIndy Athletics has a cool video recap of the day here, which includes aerial footage of the festivities.

Below are a few photos from the day.