The Hoosiers (3-3, 1-1) haven't won in Ann Arbor since Oct. 21, 1967. At that time, gas was 33 cents a gallon, the president was Lyndon B. Johnson, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox in the World Series (oh wait, that could happen again).
Factor in that 46-year stretch without a win -- combined with Michigan's improbable four-overtime loss to Penn State last week -- and it'd be pretty easy to bet on the Wolverines on Saturday.
Michigan should be hungry for a win and won't be overlooking the Hoosiers. But Indiana isn't fazed by that possibility.
"I don't know if that's supposed to scare us," said Indiana tight end Ted Bolser. "Who knows what they're gonna do. We're not gonna back down, we're not gonna be shy or anything. It is what it is.
"We're gonna come out firing like we need to do. I have no doubt."
The truth of the matter is, the Hoosiers need a win Saturday just as much as the Wolverines do. Indiana's coming off a 42-28 loss to Michigan State, and Kevin Wilson's team is anxious to get back in the winning column.
At the halfway point of the season, the Hoosiers feel they are better than they're record indicates, and they're ready to prove that on Saturday at the Big House.
"You can never be where you wanted to be. You can always set the goal high," said wide receiver Shane Wynn. "Everybody in the country right now has mistakes that they can fix. I wouldn't say we're where we wanna be but we are far from where we were."