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College preview: Ohio State at Indiana

Coffman

When: 8 p.m. today

Where: Memorial Stadium (52,929/FieldTurf), Bloomington

Radio: 1250 AM, 102.7 FM

TV: Big Ten Network

Records: Indiana 2-3, 0-2 Big Ten; No. 8 Ohio State 6-0, 2-0

Line: Ohio State by 17

Series: Ohio State leads 68-12-5

On the Web: For a video preview, go to the “Eyeing IU” blog at www.journalgazette.net.

Indiana

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 32.8 (45th in NCAA)

Yards per game: 471.4 (26th)

Passing yards per game: 305.2 (19th)

Rushing yards per game: 166.2 (61st)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 27.8 (75th)

Yards per game: 441 (94th)

Passing yards per game: 246.2 (83rd)

Rushing yards per game: 194.8 (99th)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: QB Cameron Coffman, 801 passing yards, 6 TDs, 1 INT; RB Stephen Houston, 277 rushing yards, 4 TDs; WR Shane Wynn, 213 receiving yards, 4 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: DT Adam Replogle, 36 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks; DT Larry Black Jr., 12 tackles, 2 sacks; LB David Cooper, 36 tackles

Keys to victory: Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is a threat with his arm and with his legs. The Hoosiers have to find a way to slow him down.

Injuries: QB Tre Roberson (leg), LB Chase Hoobler (neck/back) P Mitchell Voss (ankle) out

Ohio State

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 38.5 (22nd in FBS)

Yards per game: 431.5 (44th)

Passing yards per game: 182.8 (105th)

Rushing yards per game: 248.7 (10th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 20.5 (34th)

Yards per game: 386.5 (60th)

Passing yards per game: 265.3 (96th)

Rushing yards per game: 121.2 (35th)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: QB Braxton Miller, 1,060 passing yards, 9 TDs, 3 INTs, 763 rushing yards, 8 TDS; WR Devin Smith, 351 receiving yards, 4 TDs; RB Carlos Hyde, 298 rushing yards, 6 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: LB Ryan Shazier, 59 tackles, 2 sacks; DE John Simon, 24 tackles 3 sacks; CB Travis Howard, 24 tackles, 3 INTs

Keys to victory: IU is last in the Big Ten in rushing defense. Expect Ohio State to try to exploit that with Miller and Hyde.

Injuries: LB Etienne Sabino (leg), RB Jordan Hall (knee) out

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– LaMond Pope, The Journal Gazette

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