The schedule hasn’t been kind to coach Tom Allen’s Indiana squad, but the Hoosiers are in something of a tailspin. After a breakthrough 2020 season, Indiana has dropped 5 straight games to fall to 2-7 on the year and 0-6 in Big Ten play.

The latest loss came on the road Saturday against Michigan, 29-7.

It marked the 5th top-10 opponent the Hoosiers had faced in their last 7 games. IU in total has faced 6 ranked opponents in 9 games so far this season. It’ll host Rutgers on Nov. 13 at noon in the hopes of snapping the losing streak.

At the top of the list of priorities for the Hoosiers is simply getting healthy. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr., who last year produced 16 touchdowns in 6 games, has only made 5 appearances so far this year. His replacement, Jack Tuttle, has also battled injuries. Indiana has had to rely on a true freshman—6-foot-5 Donaven McCulley—of late.

Allen addressed his quarterback situation and more when he met with the media on Monday. Here’s more of what he said: