Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld and running back Jordan Howard both sustained ankle injuries in the Hoosiers' home loss to Ohio State

Indiana's top passer and top rusher sustained injuries in the loss to Ohio State.

Indiana lost by a touchdown to Ohio State, but its personell losses were even greater.

Senior quarterback Nate Sudfeld, the team's leading passer, and junior running back Jordan Howard, the team's leading rusher, both suffered ankle injuries in Indiana's 34-27 loss to No. 1 Ohio State Saturday. 

According to Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson, Sudfeld's ankle injury was one that reaggratved an ankle injury sustained against Wake Forest in Week 4. Sudfeld was replaced by sophomore quarterback Zander Diamont with 7:09 remaining in the third quarter.

"(Sudfeld) wanted to go back in the last couple drives," Wilson said. "I just didn't feel he was as mobile, and we were in a one-possesion game." 

Wilson characterized both ankle injuries as sprains and "minor deals," but wouldn't say whether both players would play at Penn State next week. He said both players tried to go in order to play. 

"I do think timing is important, so we'll see," Wilson said. Top Stories