Indiana defense picked a good game to pick its best performance of the season so far.
The Hoosiers limited the Buckeyes to two field goals in the first half, leading Ohio State 10-6 at halftime at Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State had its first scoreless quarter of the year where it didn't already have points on the scoreboard after Indiana's defense shut it out in the first quarter.
The Buckeyes had a few opportunities though to get back in the game though, especially the middle of the second quarter.
Ohio State drove down to the Indiana 5-yard line, but came away with just a field goal with 10:21 remaining in the first half. IU's fake punt with 7:36 remaining in the half gave Ohio State great field position again, but again the Buckeye drive stalled and resulted in a field goal despite it lasting nearly seven minutes.
Fifth-year senior kicker Willoughby missed a 43-yard field goal wide right with 45 seconds remaining in the first half which would have cut the Ohio State deficit to one.
Indiana drew blood first on a 34-yard field goal from sophomore kicker Griffin Oakes on its second offensive series, then followed it up with a 15-play, 80-yard drive culminated by a 1-yard touchdown run from Devine Redding.
Jordan Howard left with an undisclosed injury in the first half and went to the locker room, but would return later in the second quarter.
Indiana will receive the second half kickoff.