Follow live: No.3 Ohio State faces toughest Big Ten test of the season in No.9 Indiana
No.3 Ohio State (3-0) hosts No.9 Indiana (4-0) on Saturday as the Buckeyes face their toughest test of the season against the surprising Hoosiers.
But don't count Ohio State coach Ryan Day as one of those college football figures surprised by Indiana's strong season. The second-year Ohio State coach said during a press conference this week:
"I'm not that surprised. I think they have a really good scheme on both sides of the ball. They do a good job coaching. They've upgraded their personnel. And like you said, in 2020 anything can happen.”
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The Buckeyes didn't play last week after a COVID-19 outbreak at Maryland led to the first Ohio State game canceled due to the pandemic in 2020. While they were off, Indiana avoided a letdown by beating Michigan State last week, 24-0.
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There won't be family members in the stadium as Ohio State tightened COVID-19 protocols after a spike in cases caused the Gov. Mike DeWine to implement a curfew that started on Thursday.
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