It used to be that you could count on Indiana being a one-trick pony, with a potent offense and a defense somewhere between Bo Pelini meets Melvin Gordon and John Papuchis meets Baylor’s bowl game single wing offense. Now, however, the Hoosiers have stepped up their defense in 2016, though by no means are they an elite unit yet. 49th in total defense and 51st in scoring defense. The good news is that while their passing defense has been solid, at 73rd in the country their run defense still tilts toward poor.
Let’s take a look at what has changed for Indiana in 2016 and why the Huskers’ offense can’t sleep on them in this game.
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