Indiana may face its most difficult task all season this Saturday against Ohio State, but it sounds as though Hoosiers quarterback Michael Penix likes where the offense stands before the showdown with the Buckeyes.

“We’re rising every single week,” he said according to Kevin Brockway of CNHI Sports Indiana. Penix also added he “has faith” the offensive line will hold up against the vaunted Ohio State defensive front.

Penix is 38-for-60 with 523 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions through two games this season. He didn’t throw for as many yards in Week 2 as the first game, but the freshman quarterback and the Indiana offense were more efficient. Penix was 14 of 20 for 197 yards with two touchdowns last Saturday.

It’s still very early, but Indiana is ranked fifth in the BIG with 514.5 total yards per game. The Hoosiers have posted at least 470 yards in each of their first two games, including 555 yards this past Saturday against Eastern Illinois.

Of course, Ohio State isn’t Eastern Illinois. The Buckeyes have held their first two opponents to under 3.9 yards per play.