Indiana football was off last week.
Interestingly, though, when the Big Ten football statistics came out on Sunday, Indiana found itself at the top of several conference categories.
The reality on that, however, is that Hoosier fans should enjoy these lofty numbers while they can. It won’t be long before settles somewhere in the middle of the pack in terms of big statistical shows.
Two weeks into the season, Indiana is:
*** Ranked first in Rushing Offense with 455 yards per game. Nebraska, which has played two games, is second with a 346.5 yard average.
*** Ranked first in Rushing Defense allowing 30 yards per game. Penn State is second at 46.5 yards per game.
*** Ranked first in Scoring Defense allowing 10 points per game.
*** Ranked first in Total Defense allowing 170.0 yards per game. Penn State is second at 261.5.
*** Ranked second in Total Offense with 566 yards per game. Nebraska is first at 610.5 per game.
*** Tevin Coleman leads the Big Ten in rushing with an average of 247 yards per game. Minnesota’s David Cobb is second with 291 yards in two games and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah is third with 286 yards in two games.
Again, as Indiana plays more games the numbers will be less skewed. But that’s how the Big Ten statistical rankings look this week.