The Hoosiers are 4-2, just like nearly everyone predicted prior to the season. It was a dominating performance against Rutgers that was never in doubt.
There haven’t been many noticeable differences in IU’s defensive scheme in new defensive coordinator Kane Wommack’s first year at the helm. That stands to reason, as Wommack and Tom Allen come from the same defensive coaching tree – both in the usual, career sense (both coached under and generally employ Dave Wommack’s defense) and for Kane, in the literal sense as well (because, you know, Dave is his dad). Further, Wommack coached under Allen last year as IU’s linebackers coach. That said, there has been at least one significant difference: Kane Wommack has made more frequent use of specialized personnel on passing downs.
After facing the bye a week ago, Indiana is home against a moderately tougher opponent in Rutgers.
After a close loss to Michigan State, Indiana heads into their bye week with a 3-2 record, but plenty of optimism.
The Hoosiers travel north to face Michigan State for the Old Brass Spittoon. The Hoosiers are 2 touchdown underdogs, but there’s a sense Indiana could pull off the upset, especially if Michael Penix plays. The Indiana offense just has a higher ceiling with him on the field and that could be big against a tough MSU defense.