ESPN continues to update its predictions for all 41 bowl games, which saw the Indiana football program chosen by multiple analysts.
Despite another loss on the season for the Indiana football program, ESPN hasn’t let that phase them as they continue to be high on the Hoosiers being selected to a bowl game come season’s end.
At the start of the season, ESPN analysts Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach broke down each possible bowl matchup and while it was just Bonagura who included Indiana in his picks, Schlabach finally came around and included IU this time around.
Originally slated for the Quick Lane Bowl against Florida Atlantic University, Bonagura bumped up the Hoosiers to the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on Jan 2 against South Carolina. Some notable teams in recent years to play in the Gator Bowl have been Texas A&M, Louisville, Mississippi State, and N.C. State, all of which had 8+ wins – something to keep note of as the season progresses.
For Schlabach, he picked the Quick Lane Bowl for the Hoosiers facing off against Syracuse, while he had Florida State and Mississippi State set to compete in the Gator Bowl.
The Hoosiers sit at 3-2 (0-2) with no wins that standout, but will still get chances against Penn State and Michigan – both assumed to be ranked when the Hoosiers face them.
In the coming weeks however, IU will get a crack at a few notable opponents in Maryland, Nebraska, and Northwestern, all games they are currently favored to win.
Indiana has a bye in week six, but will return to action on Oct 12 at home for homecoming against Rutgers.
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