If Indiana was ever in the mix for the College Football Playoff, there would be absolutely no concerns about its strength of schedule.
On Saturday, the Hoosiers travel to Ann Arbor to take on No. 4 Michigan to round out its road portion of the schedule. The Wolverines are the second top five opponents the Wolverines have faced this year and eighth since 2015.
That’s second-most nationally, according to iuhoosiers.com.
No, Indiana hasn’t won any of those games, but you certainly won’t hear the “they ain’t played nobody” rally cry aimed its direction. Here’s a look at those top five opponents the Hoosiers have faced over the last four seasons:
- 2015: No. 1 Ohio State – L, 34-27
- 2016: No. 2 Ohio State – L, 38-17
- 2016: No. 4 Michigan – L, 20-10
- 2017: No. 2 Ohio State – L, 49-21
- 2017: No. 5 Penn State – L, 45-14
- 2017: No. 4 Wisconsin – L, 45-17
- 2018: No. 3 Ohio State – L, 49-26
The results haven’t gone Indiana’s way, but it’s had chances in several of those games.
The Hoosiers have also struggled against Michigan, failing to defeat the Wolverines for over three decades. The last victory for IU came in 1987.
Can Indiana buck some ugly trends this weekend?