Ohio State has dominated the Big Ten the last few years. Since Urban Meyer began his head coaching stint in 2012, the Buckeyes have gone 88-9 in 97 games (including Ryan Day’s 5-0 record).
If there has been a team to beat in the Big Ten, it’s been Ohio State.
Indiana knows this, as does its coach Tom Allen. The Hoosiers are hosting the Buckeyes this upcoming Saturday for a Week 3 matchup kicking off at noon.
Here’s what Allen said about the upcoming B1G game on Monday:
Allen: "They're who this whole conference has been chasing," referring to Ohio State. Says beating a team like that is a "program-changing opportunity." #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) September 9, 2019
If Indiana did upset Ohio State, maybe it would change the program. Since Purdue beat Ohio State a year ago, the Boilermakers have picked up some highly-touted recruits over the last year.
Is beating Ohio State the reason why? Maybe not solely. But did it help?
It’s hard to say no.