Ohio State-Indiana preview

Who: Indiana (4-6, 2-4 Big Ten) at Ohio State (10-0, 6-0)

When: 3:30 p.m.

TV, radio: ABC, 1410

Series notes: The Hoosiers won consecutive games in 1987 and ’88, and the teams tied in 1990, but the Buckeyes have won the last 17 meetings. From 1952-86, OSU had a 30-0-1 record against IU.

Stat pack: OSU QB Braxton Miller 121-178 (68 percent), 1,446 yards, 17 TDs, 3 ints; 594 yards rushing, 5.8 avg., 3 TDs; RB Carlos Hyde 947 yards, 11 TDs, 7.9 avg.; WR Corey Brown 48 catches, 596 yards, 9 TDs.

IU QB Nate Sudfeld 168-280 (60 percent), 2,281 yards, 19 TDs, 9 ints; QB Tre Roberson 51-89 (57.3 percent), 759 yards, 9 TDs, 2 ints; RB Tevin Coleman 958 yards, 12 TDs, 7.3 avg.; WR Cody Latimer 60 catches, 926 yards, 8 TDs; TE Ted Bolser 30 catches, 296 yards, 5 TDs.

Area flavor: Marcus Oliver, a freshman linebacker from Hamilton High School, has appeared in nine games and has 29 tackles, including 2.5 for losses.

Former Dayton starting quarterback Kevin Johns is IU’s co-offensive coordinator and coaches the wide receivers and QBs.

Point parade: The Buckeyes have scored 178 points their last three games, a program record for a three-game stretch.

They’ve scored at least 50 in nine of 22 games under coach Urban Meyer. In 10 years and 128 games under previous coach Jim Tressel, they hit 50 points or more six times.

Worth noting: Carlos Hyde missed the first two plays against Illinois last week because of an academic issue, but he scored on his last two plays on runs of 51 and 55 yards. He also was stopped for a two-yard loss in the game, his only negative-yardage play of the season.

He’s averaging 135.3 yards in seven games this season. He would rank sixth nationally in that category if he had enough games to qualify.

Quote: The Buckeyes punt unit had allowed only three return yards all season before giving up 96 to Illinois, including a 67-yard TD.

“I don’t feel like we did (earlier in the season) about our special teams,” coach Urban Meyer said. “I thought up to that point our coverage units were the best in America. The way they performed Saturday was not. … I think we’ve got to get right back at it. A lot has to do with the personnel issues we’re dealing with right now (because of injuries).”

Prediction: Ohio State 70, Indiana 24

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