Who: Indiana (4-1, 1-1) at No. 3 Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
When: 4 p.m., Saturday
Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Series history: Ohio State leads 73-12-15 and has won 22 games in a row against the Hoosiers.
Last game: In the season opener last season, Indiana had a 14-13 lead at halftime, but the Buckeyes outscored the Hoosiers 36-7 in the second half to win 49-21 (PHOTOS)Ohio State went ahead for good on a 74-yard touchdown pass from J.T. Barrett to Parris Campbell in with just under five minutes left in the third quarter.
Coaches: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is 75-8 in six seasons as the coach of the Buckeyes and 179-31 overall in 17 seasons. Tom Allen is 9-9 at Indiana, his first stop as a head coach.
Ohio State notes: Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins is the reigning player of the week in the Big Ten on the offensive side of the ball after throwing for 270 yards and three touchdowns as the Buckeyes rallied to beat Penn State on the road… Haskins leads the Big Ten in passer efficiency, passing touchdowns (19) and passing yards (1,464)… Campbell is second in the Big Ten with 359 receiving yards while teammate K.J. Hill is third with 318… Ohio State is sixth in the nation in scoring (49.0 points per game)… The Buckeyes are 120th in penalty yards against… Four current Buckeyes list Hoosier State hometowns: receivers Austin Mack (Fort Wayne Bishop Luers), Terry McLaurin (Indianapolis Cathedral) and linebacker Pete Werner (Indianapolis Cathedral). Punter Drue Chrisman lists his hometown as Lawrence, Ind., but he went to Cincinnati LaSalle High School.
Indiana notes: The Hoosiers are the 19th youngest team in the nation and fourth youngest in the Big Ten… Indiana leads the Big Ten in takeaways (10) and is 14th in the country in pass defense (163.3 yards per game allowed)… The Hoosiers are fifth in the nation in completion percentage (71.8)… J-Shun Harris leads the Big Ten in punt return average (14.4 yards)… Indiana has 14 players from Ohio: running back Morgan Ellison (Pickerington Central), quarterback Peyton Ramsey (Cincinnati Elder), running back Cole Gets (Lakewood St. Edward), cornerback A’Shon Riggins (Hamilton), linebacker Dameon Willis Jr. (Cleveland St. Ignatius), defensive lineman Mike Barwick Jr. (Cincinnati Summit Country Day), defensive lineman Ja’merez Bowen (Shaker Heights), offensive lineman Ryan Smith (Cincinnati Moeller), offensive lineman Dominic Altimari (Cincinnati St. Xavier), offensive lineman Littlejohn Hunter (Olentangy Liberty), offensive lineman Simon Stepaniak (Ross), offensive lineman Wes Martin (Milton-Union), tight end Austin Dorris (Shadyside) and long snapper Dan Godsil (Ottawa-Glandorf).
Quoted: Allen on Ohio State’s depth: “That’s really the game-changer component. I don’t know if I would use the word significant difference but it’s a pretty strong difference. That’s a credit to them.”
Next game: Ohio State be home against to take on Minnesota at noon next Saturday. The Hoosiers will return home to play host to Iowa at noon next Saturday.
Prediction: Ohio State 44, Indiana 10
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