Indiana Football vs. Michigan State: Key Storylines, preview, and prediction

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Indiana football tries to go 4-0 this season as they take on Michigan State

Indiana is on a roll like never before. The Hoosiers have triumphed over Penn State, Rutgers, and Michigan and find themselves as a top-10 team in the nation. With five games left in this shortened season, they are tied for first in the Big Ten with Ohio State and have a legitimate shot to reach the Rose Bowl.

The Hoosiers will have the chance to take sole possession of the number one record in the conference next week but have to go through Michigan State first.

Michigan State went through a dramatic overhaul this offseason. Long time coach Mike Dantonio is out and former Colorado coach Mel Tucker has taken his place. Michigan State’s talent has been vastly depleted during this transition, but they are arguably outperforming preseason expectations.

The first two games of the season were dramatic contrasts of one another. They managed to turn the ball over seven times in week one against Rutgers but somehow managed to stay in the game and lose 27-38 — not bad considering those turnover numbers. They completely out-performed all expectations the next week, as they marched into Ann Arbor and beat Michigan 27-24, committing zero turnovers in the process.

Last week, however, Iowa demolished the Spartans, beating them 49-7 and making them live up to the low preseason expectations.

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