Indiana highlights Michigan’s offensive balance, stifling defense and the play that swung the game
Michigan running back Hassan Haskins ran for 62 yards on the second play of the Wolverines’ ensuing drive. “That was a crucial part of the game,” Indiana linebacker Micah McFadden said of the long run. “They had a good run game and they made some explosive plays on us,” said McFadden, a senior. On the other side of the ball, Michigan’s defense was lights out. McCulley agreed with the idea that Michigan’s game plan was designed to limit the deep ball.mlive.com
No. 7 Indiana excited to be in Outback Bowl against Ole Miss
“We were definitely kind of bummed out about what happened with the New Year's Six bowl game, but we just kind of used that as fuel to the fire,” running back Stevie Scott III said. “It has been 29 years since we last won a bowl game,” quarterback Jack Tuttle said. The problem was a porous defense yielded 40.3 points and a nation’s-worst 535.7 yards per game in the team’s first season under Kiffin. In fact, it’s rare that Ole Miss is facing a Big Ten opponent at all. They haven’t faced a team from that league since beating Nebraska in the 2002 Independence Bowl.
AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State's Fields, Indiana's Allen honored
Fields led Ohio State to a 6-0 record and the No. 7 Indiana (6-1) to its highest ranking since 1967, knocking off three ranked teams along the way. Its only loss was 42-35 at Ohio State in a game that went down to the final play. u-QB — Justin Fields, Ohio State, 6-3, 228, Jr., Kennesaw, Georgia. C — Josh Myers, Ohio State, 6-5, 312, Jr., Miamisburg, Ohio.