Indiana is 6-2. It isn’t November yet.

What does that mean? The Hoosiers are bowl eligible before the leaves have even began to turn colors in some places. Indiana hasn’t been to a bowl game since 2016. It’s been in three bowl games since 1994.

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In essence, being bowl eligible is a big deal for the Hoosiers. The 38-31 win over Nebraska this past weekend sealed it.

The monkey is off the program’s back. Now, it can get back to focusing solely on its next opponent. On Monday, during his weekly press conference, Hoosiers coach Tom Allen talked about exactly that:

Indiana-Northwestern is scheduled for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff time on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Indiana.