When Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. dove for the pylon Saturday afternoon to convert a game-winning two-point conversion over Penn State, in addition to winning the game, he sealed the deal for the Hoosiers to be named the FWAA National Team of the Week 8 of the 2020 college football season.

After Penix orchestrated a game-tying drive in the final two minutes of regulation, Penn State opened the overtime period with a touchdown and successful point-after kick.

IU found the endzone on their turn of downs, and Indiana head coach Tom Allen didn’t hesitate to try for a two-point conversion, and the win.

“We’ve been close, and I’m sick and tired of being close,” Allen said.

For Indiana, the win broke a streak of 42 straight games lost to top-10 opponents – the longest streak ever in the Big Ten and second-longest streak in the nation behind Wake Forest. It was also their first win in Bloomington over a top-10 team since a 1967 win to then No. 3 Purdue.

The Football Writers Association of America was founded in 1941 and it consists of 1,400 men and women who cover college football.

The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.