Indiana will face a Penn State team they have never beaten, but who might be ripe for an upset.
Indiana has never beaten Penn State in 14 meetings. The Hoosiers come into this game with just one win, and that was against South Carolina State. They are 16-point underdogs. Yet, Saturday's game against Penn State seems like it might be a winnable.
The Nittany Lions are 3-1, but haven't really been quite as good as that may seem. Their wins are against Indiana State, Temple and Eastern Michigan. Their one and only game against a top-shelf opponent was No. 3 Alabama, a game they lost at home 27-11.
If Indiana is to spring the upset, they'll need a big game from quarterback Edward Wright-Baker, who has thrown for 925 yards and four touchdowns. Their passing offense has accounted for more than 290 yards per game, 31st best in the nation.
Game date, time: Noon ET, Saturday, Oct. 1
Location: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Ind.
TV channel: ESPNU
Spread: Penn State favored by 16
Series history: Penn State leads, 14-0
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