Indiana is coming off a 38-28 win over FIU to open the 2018 season. Though it was an up-and-down game for the Hoosiers, especially defensively, starting the year 1-0 is a great start.

Things get a little more difficult this weekend though, as Indiana welcomes ACC Virginia to Memorial Stadium for the Hoosiers’ home opener.

Last year, IU got the victory over the Cavaliers in Charlottesville. But with the Hoosiers having some depth issues early in the season, the challenge to start 2-0 increases in difficulty.

Here’s what Allen said at his weekly press conference on Monday:

On Virginia:

On Cole Gest injury and RB situation:

On defensive play in Week 1: