Indiana nearly went 5-0 after narrowly falling short to defending national champion Ohio State. Fans saw a lot of reasons to be optimistic after the back-and-forth 34-27 loss. The football program however, was not looking for any moral victories.
Indiana held with top-ranked Ohio State until the very end, falling 34-27 on a tipped pass in the end zone at the end of the fourth quarter.
If Indiana's defense can clean up a few things, most importantly not giving up the big play, and the Hoosiers can play with the intensity they showed on Saturday this team could win a lot of games.
Yes, Indiana is 4-0 for the first time since 1990. Sure, running back Jordan Howard is the nation’s leading rusher. Just last year, Indiana played Ohio State competitively without quarterback Nate Sudfeld who is now healthy. By all accounts, this should be IU’s most successful football season in decades. But they still aren’t respected for this game to receive national hype.