Since taking over the Indiana program prior to the 2011 season Kevin Wilson’s teams have always been known for having an explosive offense. This season it has been an improved defense that has led the Hoosiers to a 3-2 record heading into Saturday’s homecoming game against 10th ranked Nebraska.
After yielding 37 points and 509 yards per game last season Indiana is giving up 25 points and 375 yards per game.
“They are fast and one thing I have seen them do well is force turnovers”, said Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong, “They capitalized on some of them so we have got to take care of the football.”
Armstrong leads a balanced Husker offense that ranks second in the Big Ten.
Indiana is coming off a 38-17 loss at second ranked Ohio State and Wilson says there are a lot of similarities between the Buckeyes and Huskers. This will be the first game between The Huskers and the Hoosiers since Nebraska joined the Big Ten Conference.
“We have not faced these guys but you see them from afar and there are some similar traits”, said Wilson. “Line play, the running game, a great quarterback who can make a lot of plays and speed on the perimeter.”