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Eyeing IU


Preview: Indiana at Michigan State

Indiana (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) faces its first road test of the season as it heads to East Lansing, Mich., for a game against Michigan State (4-1, 1-0). Kickoff is scheduled for noon today. Here's a look at the matchup:

Last time out: Hoosiers 44, Penn State 24


Radio: 1250 AM; 102.9 FM; Sirius 113; XM 193

News and notes

  • A win today would give IU its first 2-0 start to Big Ten play since 1991, when then-coach Bill Mallory led the Hoosiers to wins against Northwestern and Michigan State. IU hasn't won at Spartan Stadium since 2001. However, Michigan State went all of the 2012 season without a home win against a Big Ten opponent.
  • IU has a top-10 offense and the Spartans the nation's best defense, but this game could come down to the Hoosiers' defense and Michigan State's offense. The Hoosiers looked much better defensively coming off their bye week in a big win against Penn State, and Michigan State was sharp offensively in a 26-14 win against Iowa to open Big Ten play. If the Spartans can score on a couple early drives, the pressure might be too much to handle, even for IU's offense.