- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

No. 10 Nebraska (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) at Indiana (3-2, 1-1), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2)

Line: Nebraska by 3½.

Series Record: Indiana leads 9-7-3.


Nebraska will try to remain the only unbeaten team in the West, ahead of four one-loss teams including No. 8 Wisconsin and defending division champ Iowa. In the more rugged East, the Hoosiers need a win to keep pace with Maryland and Penn State, two teams they’ll host during the next month.


Nebraska’s balanced ground game vs. Indiana’s revamped defense. In past seasons, the Hoosiers’ defense has been run over by powerful ground games. This season, it’s been different. Despite being gashed for 290 yards rushing at No. 2 Ohio State last week, Indiana was within one score in the third quarter. This week, the Hoosiers must be stouter against the ‘Huskers’ three-headed rushing attack that averages 234.2 yards.


Nebraska: QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. The record-breaking senior is ranked second in the Big Ten in passing efficiency (153.8), holds school career records for yards passing (7,842) and TD passes (62) and has run for 1,600 yards. If Armstrong has recovered from a sprained ankle and the Hoosiers aren’t better against the zone read than last week, Armstrong could be in for a big day.

Indiana: QB Richard Lagow. The junior college transfer is making his fifth career FBS start - and his third straight against a ranked team. Lagow leads the league in yards passing per game (292.0) and is tied for second in TD passes (11).


Nebraska won the last meeting 69-17 in 1978. … Indiana’s last win over a top-10 team came Oct. 10, 1987 at No. 9 Ohio State, 31-10. … The Cornhuskers have been outscored opponents 78-6 in the fourth quarter, the best scoring margin in the FBS. … Hoosiers LB Marcus Oliver is tied for the school record for fumbles forced (nine). … Armstrong needs five total TDs to pass Martinez (87) for second on Nebraska’s career list. … All-American guard Dan Feeney has missed Indiana’s last three games with a concussion.


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