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Indiana: Make your Predictions Here!

Damarlo Belcher is Indiana's leading receiver

Indiana Hoosiers: 4-6

Series Record: PSU leads 13-0

Head coach: Bill Lynch (18th year, 4th with Indiana)

Players to Watch: WR Damarlo Belcher, QB Ben Chappell, Safety Mitchell Evans

After becoming undone in the second half against Ohio State last weekend, Penn State looks to rebound against a struggling Indiana team, which was demolished 83-20 last weekend in Wisconsin.

The Nittany Lions will square off in an “away” game against the Hoosiers at Washington Redskins’ FedEx Field, where blue and white fans will likely outnumber fans in red and white.

Thirsty for a playmaker on defense, Michael Mauti was on his way to filling that role until being sidelined with an arm injury. Now, the defense turns to a struggling corps of outside linebackers to help put pressure on Ben Chappell (if he plays) and to contain an already benign running attack that averages less than 105 yards per game.

Penn State will rely on its somewhat better rushing attack, which averages 145 yards per game, to lead the Nittany Lions to victory on the “road” against a weak defense. Indiana allows over 183 rushing yards and 411 total yards per game.

Senior wide receiver Derek Moye will look to build on his team-leading 37 receptions this week in D.C., and it looks like Indiana is the team to do it against. Allowing more than 228 yards per game, the Indiana secondary is average at best. That is besides safety Mitchell Evans, who leads the team with three interceptions.

Indiana’s quarterback Ben Chappell will be a game-time decision due to an injury, but if he plays, Penn State’s defense will have their work cut out stopping him (Editor’s note: If he plays and has a dominant performance, would it be fair to say the game was “Chappell’s Show”?).

Throwing for over 2,700 yards this season, Chappell has thrown 19 touchdowns to his eight interceptions and has caused serious mismatches in Big Ten defensive backfields.

If Chappell plays, will his potent passing threat doom the Nittany Lions? Or will Penn State prevail in a similar fashion as Wisconsin did last weekend?

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Tim Owen

I am originally from a very small town in northeastern Pennsyltucky, called Athens. Currently, I am enrolled in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and major in print journalism.

I have a passion for sports, and more specifically football. I enjoy hunting, cooking, food, and everything Penn State!

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