No. 9 Indiana @ No. 3 Ohio State
Current Records: Indiana 4-0; Ohio State 3-0
What to Know
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-0 against the Indiana Hoosiers since October of 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. OSU's week off comes to an end as they meet up with IU at noon ET at Ohio Stadium. Both of these red-hot teams will try to put the other on ice to keep their winning streaks alive.
The Buckeyes entered their contest last week as the heavy favorite, and they fully lived up to expectations. Everything went their way against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as they made off with a 49-27 win. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point OSU had established a 42-9 advantage. Their QB Justin Fields was on fire, passing for five TDs and 314 yards on 28 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.
Meanwhile, IU kept a clean sheet against the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday and took the matchup 24 to nothing. That looming 24-point mark stands out as the most commanding margin for IU yet this season. Among those leading the charge for them was WR Ty Fryfogle, who caught 11 passes for two TDs and 200 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Michael Penix Jr.'s 65-yard TD bomb to Fryfogle in the second quarter.
The Hoosiers' defense was a presence as well, as it collected three interceptions and one fumble. DB Tiawan Mullen snatched up two of those interceptions, one with 5:33 remaining in the first quarter, the other with 11:53 left to play in the second quarter.
The Buckeyes are now a perfect 3-0 while IU sits at 4-0. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: OSU hasn't thrown an interception yet this season. But IU enters the game having picked the ball off ten times, good for seventh in the nation. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Ohio Stadium -- Columbus, Ohio
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Buckeyes are a big 20.5-point favorite against the Hoosiers, according to the latest college football odds.
Ohio State have won all of the games they've played against Indiana in the last six years.
- Sep 14, 2019 - Ohio State 51 vs. Indiana 10
- Oct 06, 2018 - Ohio State 49 vs. Indiana 26
- Aug 31, 2017 - Ohio State 49 vs. Indiana 21
- Oct 08, 2016 - Ohio State 38 vs. Indiana 17
- Oct 03, 2015 - Ohio State 34 vs. Indiana 27