Tim Brando: Indiana is 'One of the great stories in college football'
Of all the things Tim Brando saw in college football last week, the Indiana Hoosiers stood out.
Indiana handed Michigan a 38-21 loss on Saturday, ending a streak of 24 consecutive wins in this series by the Wolverines. That caught Brando’s attention in a big way.
“Indiana is the story of the conference and congratulations to Tom Allen,” he said. “What his team did in probably the biggest game they’ve played in Bloomington in decades was just astonishing. Their quarterback [Michael] Penix is absolutely the goods. Indiana may be one of the great stories in college football and will force the committee to think.”
Penix Jr. was excellent on Saturday, completing 30-of-50 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns. The outcome was never truly in doubt.
Brando also noted that Indiana’s rise comes at a time when traditional Big Ten powers are struggling to get off the ground. Michigan and Penn State are a combined 1-5 this season.
“The Big Ten is in real trouble,” Brando said. “Michigan has lost twice. Penn State got boat-raced by Maryland, a Maryland team that had no business being on the field against Penn State a year ago.”
Indiana’s biggest game of the season is coming up in two weeks when the Hoosiers travel to Ohio State.
Here’s the rest of Brando’s segment:
“What Notre Dame did at home against the Clemson Tigers really helps Notre Dame, but it doesn’t hurt Clemson.” @TimBrando explains why the Tigers' pure playoff privilege gives them a mulligan on their loss to the Irish. pic.twitter.com/VrXiBE0gym
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