Rugers (2-3, 0-2) knows it has to bounce back if it makes another bowl game, and kickoff Saturday at Indiana is the first opportunity.
Offensive lineman Chris Muller, who helped pave the way for a strong offensive day against No. 4 Michigan State, discussed the importance of Saturday and what it means to have coach Kyle Flood back on the sidelines after a three-game suspension.
This is another Big Ten game,” Muller said. “It’s another time to hopefully make a statement in the Big Ten. College football games are extremely hard to win no matter what. Just being able to go out to Indiana and play another great Big Ten team is going to be another challenge for us. I know everyone on the team is excited. There was a lot of confidence built against Michigan state that we’re a good team. We can do this.
"... I'm excited to get into the heart of Big Ten play. Big Ten teams are extremely physical this year. They've shown that a lot on every Saturday, so it's going to be nice to get out there and play another formidable opponent."