Indiana was 4-2 going into the matchup Saturday against Maryland. The Hoosiers had a chance to improve to 5-2 and did exactly that, defeating the Terrapins 34-28.

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Early in the game, starting Hoosiers quarterback Michael Penix Jr. got injured and did not return. Peyton Ramsey came in for relief and led his team to victory.

There is something to be said for an older quarterback accepting his backup role while a younger signal caller is designated as the starter. Ramsey seems to be one of the few who embraces his role.

On Saturday, it paid off.

After the game, Indiana coach Tom Allen addressed his team and gave the game ball to Ramsey. The Hoosiers were excited about that, to say the least:

Ramsey finished the game going 20-of-27 for 193 yards and one touchdown. Next week, Indiana travels to face Nebraska.