BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Rutgers erased a 25-point third-quarter deficit by converting three fourth-quarter turnovers into touchdowns and Kyle Federico delivered the knockout blow -- a 26-yard field goal as time expired -- for a 55-52 victory yesterday at Indiana.

With 5:25 left in the third quarter, Indiana (4-3, 0-3) looked like it would coast to the victory after scoring its fourth straight touchdown of the second half, a 66-yard run by Devine Redding, to take a 52-27 lead.

But after Rutgers' Chris Laviano hit Leonte Carroo with a 42-yard touchdown, the Hoosiers botched the snap on a punt, Kemoko Turay scooped it up and scored on a 26-yard return to make it 56-39.

Robert Martin then scored on a 3-yard TD run to make it 52-46, and Paul James tied it at 52 on a 40-yard TD run with 6:29 left. But the extra point was blocked.

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Indiana's Nate Sudfeld returned from an injured left ankle and threw for 464 yards and four TDs.

Martin ran for 124 yards and three TDs for Rutgers (3-3, 1-2).-- AP