We made it, everyone. Last season, Tom Allen’s Indiana Hoosiers went 6-2, nipped Penn St., crushed Michigan, won at Wisconsin, and gave Hoosier Nation a source of hope and inspiration during a pandemic. His team, ranked No. 17 in the preseason AP Poll, returns with a mouthwatering matchup at No. 18 Iowa, a team that also went 6-2 in 2020. IU returns most of its starters from its historic season, and brings on Charlton Warren to run the defense, but the Hoosiers are still fighting for national respect.

For starters, Indiana is a 4-point underdog, and oddsmakers believe the Hoosiers will have a tough time cracking 21 points. In addition, of the nine Week One matchups that feature either two Top 25 teams or a Top 25 team on the road against a Power Five opponent, Indiana’s visit to Iowa is the only one not on ESPN, FOX, or ABC. Regardless, Indiana has one goal in mind: travel from Kinnick Stadium back to Bloomington 1-0.

The Scene

Photo: Marc Viquez / Stadium Journey
Source: CBS 2 Iowa

The Spread

Source: DraftKings SportsBook

Indiana’s Depth Chart

Iowa’s Depth Chart

Michael Penix Jr. is Back, and He’s 100%

Photo: Missy Minear / IU Athletics

Watch Out for Iowa’s Quarterback

One Hoosier Newcomer to Know: D.J. Matthews

Still, Ty Fryfogle is WR1

This Matchup Has Not Favored IU, Especially Recently

* = at Iowa

This Actually Happened in 2010 (9:00 Mark)

After THIS Happened in 2009 (4:50 Mark)

But The 2021 Hoosiers Are Ready to Go

Featured Image: Missy Minear / IU Athletics

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