Final score: Indiana 38 Nebraska 31

Brief recap: We had a shootout in Lincoln, one that came down until the final minutes between Nebraska and Indiana. The two teams combined for 50 first downs and just shy of 1,000 yards of total offense in one of the more entertaining B1G games of the day. Nebraska jumped out to an early 14-3 lead and appeared to be in complete control early, thanks to strong play from backup quarterback Noah Vedral. But the Hoosiers didn’t back down, and Peyton Ramsey was able to put together two touchdown drives on back-to-back possessions to give Indiana a 16-14 advantage in the second half. From that point forward, it was a seesaw battle. There were three more lead changes in the game, but Indiana took the game by the throat after a 9-yard touchdown run by Stevie Scott early in the fourth quarter, taking a 38-24 lead. The Huskers had a shot with the score 38-31 late in the game, but the Hoosiers got a key stop to close out the win.

Key moment: Nebraska was driving with a 14-9 lead in the second quarter but a Jamar Johnson sack on Noah Vedral popped the ball free and Allen Stallings recovered and ran 68 yards down the field to put IU in scoring position. Ramsey threw a touchdown pass to Ty Fryfogle one play later to give Indiana a 16-14 lead. It was a 14-point swing in the second quarter.

Key stat: This game came down to turnovers, and Nebraska had two to Indiana’s one. The Hoosiers won by one touchdown.

Key player: Another huge day for receiver Whop Philyor, who had 14 receptions for 178 yards in the win. He didn’t get a touchdown reception in the contest, but he certainly helped the Hoosiers move the chains all afternoon long.\

What it means for Nebraska: Losing to Indiana on your home turf isn’t exactly what the Huskers had in mind this season. Now, Nebraska sits at 4-4 on the season with losses in three of its last four games. The offense looked much better than it had before the off week, but the defense certainly took a hit. Part of that is Indiana’s efficient offense, and some of it was missed tackles and poor coverage. Injuries are still a factor for Nebraska, but this team still isn’t clicking on all cylinders.

What it means for Indiana: For the first time since 1993, the Hoosiers are bowl eligible in the month of October. It’s also the first time since Tom Allen took over that Indiana will be making a postseason appearance. And there are still four games to play. This team continues to trend in the right direction, and the offense is playing at a high level, regardless of whether Peyton Ramsey or Michael Penix is taking snaps. This group has the potential to be one of the better Indiana teams in recent memory.