Indiana CB Tiawan Mullen says he'll be 'well prepared' for Ohio State WR Chris Olave
Indiana defensive back Tiawan Mullen says he’s ready for the challenge that comes with playing one of the best teams in the country.
The Buckeyes have perhaps the best WR duo in the country in Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. Those players have 288 and 344 yards so far this season, respectively.
“He’s a great receiver, but we have great receivers also at IU,” Mullen said, specifically referring to Olave. “So I’ll be well prepared.”
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That’s true, to a degree — the Hoosiers do have one of the nation’s most productive receivers so far this season in Ty Fryfogle. His 200-yard outing last week against Michigan State vaulted him to No. 1 in receiving yards in the Big Ten.
Mullen picked off two passes in the game against the Spartans, giving him the first interceptions of his career.
Overall, this will be a very tough matchup for an Indiana defense that has solid so far this season. They’ve yet to allow more than 28 points in regulation despite facing Penn State, Rutgers, Michigan and Michigan State.
But Ohio State will be a different level. Quarterback Justin Fields is on pace to shatter college football’s efficiency record for a single season and through three games he has as many touchdowns (11) as he does incompletions.
Indiana and Ohio State will kick off at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday.