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LINCOLN, Neb - The Indiana Hoosiers are on the road and they have a unique opportunity today. Indiana currently stands at 5-2 on the season and a win today would take the pressure of making a bowl off of Tom Allen. But there is a lot more going on here than bowl eligibility. The Hoosiers have a chance to make a statement that they are for real and the rest of the B1G need pay attention.

LINCOLN, Neb - The Indiana Hoosiers are on the road and they have a unique opportunity today. Indiana currently stands at 5-2 on the season and a win today would take the pressure of making a bowl off of Tom Allen. But there is a lot more going on here than bowl eligibility. The Hoosiers have a chance to make a statement that they are for real and the rest of the B1G need pay attention.

The Cornhuskers are entering their 2nd season of a massive rebuilding program that is being led by Scott Frost. The Nebraska alum worked wonders at Central Florida and the Cornhusker fan base is hopeful that magic carries to Lincoln. The Hoosiers are in a rebuild of their own as Tom Allen is now in his 3rd season as the head man. He is still seeking that "signature" win and he just might find it in Nebraska. Indiana is a program on the rise and may be catching Nebraska at the right time as they sit at 4-3 on the season. There are some similarities in that both teams are without an announced starting quarterback for today's game.


For Indiana I don't think it matters who starts as far as winning, I think that will only determine the final outcome. If Michael Penix, Jr. can go today I think the Hoosiers win by double digits because it will be the best passing attack Nebraska has seen this year and pass defense is not their strong point. If Peyton Ramsey gets the call I think the Hoosiers win by 7-10 points. Nebraska has not shown the ability to stop an attack like what Kalen DeBoer has consistently put on the field this season. The Cornhuskers have also had trouble stopping the run game and if Stevie Scott gets outside of the tackles it could be a long day for Nebraska.

Indiana Bench, Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE (ISB Photo)

Indiana on the other hand has to take care of business today defensively. Nebraska just dismissed Maurice Washington, one of its better running backs, they don't know who is starting at quarterback. At the end of the day the Cornhukers have not been doing a whole lot on offense, especially through the air. Indiana gave up big plays to Michigan State and lost a close road game. IU saw an over-matched Maryland team fight to the end before the Hoosiers got out of College Park with a W. The Indiana defense has to make sure Nebraska does not get off of the ball by controlling the line and getting pressure on Nebraska's QB.

I think that happens. I think Indiana will get it's 6th win today, no matter who is taking snaps for Tom Allen. I think Indiana will get it's 6th win on the road, at Nebraska. Yep, I said that. We'll see.

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