The Indiana Hoosiers, a team with a 4-5 record, has a shot at the conference title. To get there Indiana has to beat the division leading Wisconin Badgers this Saturday in Bloomington.
Ohio State and Penn State both have better records than IU and Wisconsin, but both are ineligible for the conference championship because if disciplinary issues. The Hoosiers, who are now on a two-game win streak, trail the Badgers by one game. A win would mean that the Hoosiers would tie Wisconsin on records and put them ahead in a tie breaker by virtue of a head-to-head win.
Wisconsin lost starting quarterback Joel Stave two weeks ago in a game against Michigan State due to injury. Head Coach Kevin Wilson says his team is preparing his team for the Wisconsin run game that will be lead by star running back Montee Ball. Wilson says his squad needs to become a winning football team, and to do that, a team has to win games late in the season.
“I think physically we are a little under-developed. We are playing an extremely stout defensive line that goes 339-319 inside, two outstanding defensive ends and the best players on their team are the two that stand behind and play backer and so their front is outstanding and much like Iowa they are going to make it difficult to run.”
The Hoosiers haven’t won a November home game since 2007. Kickoff will be at noon on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington.