Indiana football vs. No. 2 Ohio State: Kickoff & prediction

AJ Barner #88 of the Indiana Hoosiers. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
AJ Barner #88 of the Indiana Hoosiers. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

On Saturday, November 12, Indiana football kicks off Week 11 against No. 2 Ohio State, hoping for a miracle in Columbus to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Buckeyes and Hoosiers have met 13 times over the past 13 seasons, with Ohio State winning each of those games and carrying a 27-game winning streak against Indiana football into Saturday.

The most recent matchup between the Hoosiers and the Buckeyes resulted in a 54-7 domination by then-ranked No. 5 Ohio State in 2021. Let’s forget about that game for a second.

One of the best games Indiana has played against Ohio State over the past 30 seasons came in 2020. The Hoosiers fell to the Buckeyes, 42-35 in Columbus when Ohio State was ranked No. 3 and Indiana was ranked No. 9 in the country.

2020 was clearly a fluke of a season for the Indiana football program, and since that loss to Ohio State, the Hoosiers are 7-17 (.412). After beginning this 2022 season undefeated at 3-0, Tom Allen has not been able to right the ship after losing six straight games.

Guarantee it won’t happen in this game against the best team in the nation.

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Indiana football vs. No. 2 Ohio State kickoff

Saturday, November 12th
12:00 PM E.S.T.
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH

Indiana football vs. No. 2 Ohio State prediction

The Indiana football program has not beaten a ranked Ohio State team since beating the No. 9 Buckeyes on October 10, 1987, 31-10. Since then, the Hoosiers have lost 27-straight games and have been within one touchdown in a game against Ohio State just five times in those 27 straight losses.

Before the season, my final game-by-game predictions before the season began had Indiana football falling to the Buckeyes 45-14. Unfortunately for the Hoosiers, I don’t think they can score more than one touchdown against this incredibly impressive Ohio State defense.

This game is over by the end of the first quarter, unfortunately, expecting a 21-0 start for the Buckeyes.

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