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Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson knows Michigan State brings another big challenge to his Hoosiers team.

Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson knows Michigan State is another big challenge for his Hoosiers football squad.

Michigan State under Mark Dantonio is 6-0 against Indiana and a seventh win against Kevin Wilson’s Hoosiers would keep the Spartans on pace for their season goals of winning a Big Ten Championship.

Wilson knows the Spartans always come prepared and ready to play.

“Tough challenge at Michigan State,” said Wilson.   “Great team playing very, very well. When you’re playing a great team like Michigan State, you’ve got to process fast, cause they do some great stuff with some great players that come at you.”

While Wilson knows he’s got one of the best quarterbacks in Nate Sudfeld on his side.  But he also knows Spartan signal caller Connor Cook can make things happen.

“We’re playing this week against a great player in Connor Cook,” he said.  “A proven winner that’s won a phenomenal amount of games.  But he also has such a great supporting cast and his ability to manage it.

“Historically, Michigan State has played great defense and complemented that with very sound offenses, that have evolved to being a very dynamic offense.  Their coaches, their schemes, their players know what they’re doing.  Mark’s (Dantonio) program has always solved problems, gotten better, so I know they're going to make improvements and will this week and it’s going to be a challenge for us in all three phases.”

Matchup Preview  |  October 24, 2015
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Indiana Hoosiers
(4-3, 1-1 Away)
#4 Michigan State Spartans
(7-0, 4-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
239 SCORING 215
171 FIRST DOWNS 149
1364 RUSHING YARDS 1098
1988 PASSING YARDS 1672
3352 TOTAL OFFENSE 2770
16 TOUCHDOWNS RUSHING 14
11 TOUCHDOWNS PASSING 13
30:14 TIME OF POSSESSION 32:07
39-108 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS 43-92
19/8 RED-ZONE TDS/FGS 18/4
52-456 PENALTIES YARDS 33-256
Defensive Stats Comparison
246 POINTS ALLOWED 151
1190 RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED 843
14 RUSHING TDS ALLOWED 8
2339 PASSING YARDS ALLOWED 1620
17 PASSING TDS ALLOWED 9
3529 TOTAL OFFENSE ALLOWED 2463
29:46 TIME OF POSSESSION ALLOWED 27:53
46-112 / 41.07% 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS ALLOWED 34-94 / 36%
7-13 / 53.85% 4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS ALLOWED 8-19 / 42%
17-21 RED-ZONE SCORES 18-22
11-21 RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 12-22

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