In a repeat of the prior two weeks, Indiana quarterback Michael Penix, Jr. was a game-changer during the Hoosiers 38-21 victory over Michigan on Saturday.

The No.13 Hoosiers may have made their case for an AP Top-10 ranking, which has not happened since 1969. Michigan fell to 1-2 and will likely drop out of the Top-25.

Penix was the difference-maker again, while Indiana raced out to a 24-7 lead in the first half, he fired for three touchdowns – matching his season and career high for a single game. Penix got off to a hot start during the Hoosiers’ first drive, a 74 yard, 11 play march that ended with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Miles Marshall. Penix took to the locker room at the half with over 250 passing yards and three touchdowns.  He finished the game completing 30 of 50 passes for a total of 342 yards.

For the effort, Indiana head coach Tom Allen presented Penix the game ball in the locker room after the game.

Indiana will look to improve to post a 4-0 record for the first time since 2015 when they take to the road to take on Michigan State Spartans next weekend.