Tom Allen dived into the threat that Donaven McCulley and Jaylin Lucas bring to Indiana’s offense. Indy Star’s Dustin Dopirak reported on what the coach had to say about the players.

McCulley and Lucas have been huge for Indiana, making other opponents’ defense have something to worry about.

McCulley made the transition from quarterback to wide receiver this season, which has been challenging, but he’s doing well despite the change. He’s caught three passes in his last two games.

Lucas is a freshman running back and maintained a season-high record of carries against Maryland with seven. Although they may not quite be ready for first string action, they have the tools to help the offense explode.

Allen weighed into what McCulley and Lucas bring to the table for Indiana and its offense.

Any time you have guys who are on the field that the defense has to worry about something special that they can do is just to your advantage. You have a guy like Donaven who’s played quarterback and the different things he can do with the ball in his hand, and a guy like Jaylin who has tremendous quickness and burst. He’s got short speed and long speed and that quickness piece and that gives him the ability to make plays in multiple ways whether that’s in the backfield, on the perimeter or in the return game.

Indiana will take on Rutgers on Saturday at noon ET. Perhaps there will be more explosive plays from the pair of Hoosiers.