Urban Meyer thinks the Indiana Hoosiers are for real.

“Indiana might be the second-best team in the East,” Meyer said on FS1’s half-time show during the Hoosiers’ game vs. Rutgers. “We’ll find out tonight, you can’t count out Penn State.”

This could be read a couple different ways. For one, there’s plenty of reason for Meyer to be legitimately impressed with Indiana after a big win last week over the Nittany Lions and a 20-7 halftime lead over Rutgers in Week 2.

But it’s also possible Meyer is taking a well-earned dig at Michigan, who fell 27-24 to Michigan State at home on Saturday afternoon.

Even if it’s the latter, it’s still a nice bit of recognition for an Indiana program that hasn’t been nationally relevant in quite some time. Doing so in arguably the toughest division in college football is even more impressive.

The Hoosiers will host Michigan next week, so this debate could be decided in short order. Indiana doesn’t host Ohio State until Nov. 21.

If Indiana defeats Rutgers and Penn State upsets Ohio State, the Hoosiers will be the only Big Ten East team to be undefeated heading into Week 3.

Ohio State and Penn State kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.