The season has not gone according to plan for coach Tom Allen and his Indiana Hoosiers.

Indiana was 6-1 against its all-Big Ten schedule last year (though it lost its bowl game to Ole Miss). Michael Penix Jr. looked a quality quarterback around which Allen could build. Injuries have dealt Indiana a tough hand in 2021, but things have crashed in a rather remarkable fashion this season. The Hoosiers lost to Rutgers on Saturday, 38-3.

The defeat dropped them to 2-8 on the season. With only 2 games to play, Indiana could be headed for its worst season in a decade. But it gets worse.

Indiana is 0-7 against Big Ten competition. Its wins are against Idaho and Western Kentucky. In the same company as Vanderbilt is not where anyone wants to be.

The Commodores have been outscored 354-151 on the year and by an average of 20 points a game. But Indiana isn’t much better. The Hoosiers’ 18.6 points a game on offense ranks among the 10 worst scoring offenses in the country and they’re giving up 32 a game on the other side.

Left on the schedule are games against Minnesota and Purdue, so there’s still time for Allen and Indiana to muster some kind of momentum against quality opponents.