Indiana Football vs Northwestern: 3 keys to the game

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2. Keep the offense rolling

This may sound like a very generic key, but with the way the offense has been clicking the past few games, it is completely true. Whether it has been Michael Penix Jr or Peyton Ramsey leading the way the offense has been very good.

Whop Philyor has been the go-to receiver and Stevie Scott has been able to ground our yards on the ground. Different guys have stepped up different games, but the fact is the Hoosiers have scored at least 31 points in their last five games. One was a loss to Michigan State, but they still scored 31 against what was supposed to be one of the best defenses in the conference and country.

Penix has been practicing this week, but it is still to be seen if he will play. Ramsey has played great in his absence as the Hoosiers haven’t missed a beat. They have both been helped by Philyor who has a whopping (pun intended) 57 catches for 737 yards on the year. He is sixth in the country in catches on the year and 14th in yards.

Scott has been no slouch rushing the ball either as he rushed for 621 yards and seven touchdowns. He is averaging just over five yards a carry and has proven he can carry the load.

All of this has given a great balance for the Hoosiers and one tough to stop for anyone. So the Hoosiers need to make sure they don’t try and fix something that isn’t broken and allow them to continue the roll they have been on. Don’t mess with the gameplan too much and just let them continue to put up points. If the coaches let the offense to keep going the way it has they should be able to come away with a victory.