Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. CDT/3:30 p.m. EDT Date: Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 Location: Camp Randall Stadium (Field Turf) – Madison, Wis. TV: ABC: Joe Tessitore (p-b-p), Greg McElroy (analyst) & Holly Rowe (sideline) Radio: IU Radio Network; Sirius 132, XM 196, Internet 958: Don Fischer, Buck Suhr & Joe Smith
INDIANA GAME NOTES:
INDIANA STAT LEADERS
Michael Penix Jr.: 124-220, 1645 Yds, 14 TD, 4 INT
Stevie Scott III: 119-405, 8 TD, 3.4 Avg
Ty Fryfogle: 33-652, 7 TD, 19.8 Avg
LB Micah McFadden: 43 T, 3 S, 6.5 TFL, 2 INT, 3 QBH
CB Tiawan Mullen: 32 T, 2.5 S, 3.5 TFL, 3 INT, 2 PBU
S Jamar Johnson: 30 T, 1 S, 3.5 TFL, 3 INT, 1 FF
WISCONSIN STAT LEADERS
Graham Mertz: 55-84, 605 Yds, 8 TD, 3 INT
Jalen Berger: 30-180, 1 TD, 6.0 Avg
Jake Ferguson: 18-181, 4 TD, 10.1 Avg
LB Jack Sanborn: 20 T, 1 S, 1 TFL, 2 QBH
LB Leo Chenal: 13 T, 1 S, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 6 QBH
LB Nick Herbig: 9 T, 1 S, 5 TFL, 2 QBH, 1 PBU
SETTING THE SCENE • No. 10/11 Indiana (5-1, 5-1 B1G East) heads to No. 18/19 Wisconsin (2-1, 2-1 B1G West) on Saturday, Dec. 5. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CDT/3:30 p.m. EDT at Camp Randall Stadium (Field Turf) on ABC. • IU is ranked for the sixth-consecutive week, its longest stretch since 1987 (6 weeks), coming in at No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 and at No. 11 in the Amway Coaches Poll presented by USA Today Sports. • This marks its third week in the Top 10 in 2020, the most for the program since 1967 (5 weeks). • The Hoosiers entered the College Football Playoff rankings on Nov. 24 for the first time in school history at No. 12. • Indiana collected its first Top-10 ranking in the Nov. 8 AP Poll (No. 10) since Sept. 22, 1969 (No. 10), and its No. 9 rating from Nov. 15 was its best in the AP Poll since Nov. 27, 1967 (No. 4). • The Hoosiers 5-1 record is their best overall start since 2007 and their best conference start since 1987 (5-1). • Indiana is 13-6 overall and 10-5 in league play since the start of the 2019 campaign. • With its win over Maryland, IU clinched a winning Big Ten record in consecutive seasons for first time since 1987-88 and for the sixth time overall (1967-68, 1944-46 and 1936-37). • The Hoosiers five B1G victories are tied for the third-most in program history (2019, 1993, 1991, 1988, 1979, 1945) behind six-win campaigns in 1967 and 1987. • Indiana matched a school-record with five-straight conference wins (1967) before losing at No. 3 Ohio State and has won 10 of its last 13, its most successful stretch in Big Ten games since a 10-3 mark from Oct. 3, 1987-Oct. 29, 1988. • IU opened 4-0 for the first time since 2015 (4-0) and the seventh time in program history (1990, 4-0; 1986, 4-0; 1985, 4-0; 1967, 8-0; 1910, 5-0). It went 4-0 to start league play for just the third time (1987, 4-0; 1967, 5-0). • The Hoosiers defeated Michigan State, 24-0, to reclaim the Old Brass Spittoon for the first time since 2016 and earn their first victory in East Lansing since 2001. Indiana has both of its rivalry trophies, the Spittoon and the Old Oaken Bucket (Purdue). • IU’s 38-21 victory over No. 23 Michigan was its first over the Wolverines since Oct. 24, 1987 (14-10). • The Hoosiers 36-35, overtime win against No. 8 Penn State in the season opener was the sixth against a Top-10 opponent in school history, with the last coming at No. 9 Ohio State (31-10) on Oct. 10, 1987. • It marked Indiana’s first Top-10 victory at Memorial Stadium since Nov. 25, 1967 (No. 3 Purdue, 19-14). • IU has defeated PSU, U-M and MSU in the same season for the first time in program history and beaten the Wolverines and Spartans in the same year for the first time since 1967. • The Hoosiers have downed two ranked teams for the sixth time in school history and for the first time since 2004. The 1945 team holds the program record with three ranked wins in one year.
• Indiana and Wisconsin will meet in Madison for the first time since 2013. • The Badgers hold a 41-18-2 advantage in the all-time series, including a 23-9-1 edge in Madison. • IU’s last win vs. UW came in 2002, the second of consecutive victories. The Hoosiers knocked off No. 23 Wisconsin, 32-29, at Memorial Stadium (Oct. 12), following a 63-32 triumph at Camp Randall Stadium in 2001 (Oct. 6). • Redshirt freshman wide receiver Da’Shaun Brown (Racine) is the lone Hoosier from the state of Wisconsin. • Indiana is first in the Big Ten (T-3rd nationally) in takeaway margin (+9), interceptions (16, 1st) and takeaways (15, T-5th). • The Ohio State game (Nov. 21) marked IU’s first regular season Top-10 showdown in program history and just the second overall (1968 Rose Bowl, No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 1 Southern Cal). • Prior to their loss at No. 3 OSU, the Hoosiers won three straight Big Ten road games for the first time since 1982 and earned victories in their first two league games away from home for the first time since 1993. • With their win at Michigan State, Indiana earned its first triumph as a Top-10 team since Nov. 11, 1967, also in East Lansing (14-13). • IU set its largest margin of victory on the road in the MSU series, blanked the Spartans for the first time since 1993, and recorded its first road shutout since Oct. 23, 1993, at Northwestern (24-0). • With its victory over No. 8 Penn State, the Hoosiers have won 15 of their last 17 season openers. Indiana is 43-18 in Memorial Stadium openers with wins in 17 of its last 19 and 34 of its last 39. IU’s previous win over a ranked opponent came against No. 17 Michigan State in Bloomington, 24-21, in overtime on Oct. 1, 2016. This also marked the Hoosiers last win in a conference opener. Indiana improved to 5-7 in OT games with two-straight wins (44-41 double OT at Purdue – Nov. 30, 2019). • IU’s all-time record as a ranked team is 27-22-1.
WISCONSIN GAME NOTES:
The Badgers are back in action after their rivalry matchup with Minnesota, set for Nov. 28, was canceled due to the spread of COVID-19 in the Gophers’ program. Wisconsin has seen 3 of its first 6 scheduled games canceled. Wisconsin has won 10 straight meetings with Indiana dating to 2003, the Badgers’ fourth-longest win streak over a Big Ten opponent. Saturday’s game will mark just the fifth meeting over the last 10 seasons between the Badgers and Hoosiers, with UW claiming the last 4 games by an average of 43.0 points per contest. The Badgers are in their 6th season under the leadership of head coach Paul Chryst, who is 54-17 (.761) as head coach at his alma mater. The two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year has led the Badgers to a 36-11 (.766) conference record. Chryst is in his 15th season overall on the Badgers’ coaching staff. Allowing just 28 offensive points through three games, Wisconsin owns the nation’s No. 3 scoring defense (11.7 ppg) and ranks No. 1 in the FBS in total yards allowed (233.3 ypg).
Wisconsin and Indiana will meet as ranked foes for just the second time. In the only other matchup in which both teams were ranked, No. 16 Wisconsin blasted No. 25 Indiana by a score of 62-13 at Camp Randall Stadium on Sept. 24, 1994. The Badgers’ 10 straight wins over Indiana matches the 3rd-longest active win streak by a Big Ten team over a conference foe.