4. Kenny Willekes
When it comes to the defensive line, look no further than Kenny Willekes. Already with 19 sacks in his 31 career games played, with four coming this season, Willekes is a monster up front.
If Willekes isn’t taking the QB down, he is creating havoc in the backfield. With 6.5 tackles for loss this season, and 10 other quarterback hurries, he is a headache for opposing offenses.
With Indiana’s offensive line in flux after the loss of senior leader Coy Cronk last week, I would expect to see Tom Allen and Kalen DeBoer throw double-teams Willekes way for most of the game.
If Willekes can get in the backfield early and often on Saturday, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Indiana offense shy away from the running game and keep a back in to block on most occasions.
Willekes was an All-American in 2018 and is well on his way to another All-American selection in 2019.