WKUInsider gets you prepared for Western Kentucky University's games each week this football season.
This week, we ask four questions about Indiana to Justin Albers of AllHoosiers. The Toppers play at Indiana on Saturday at 4 p.m. eastern time.
1. What do you feel is the teams strength this season?
- Justin Albers: Indiana's strengths this season obviously lie on the offensive side of the ball. Veteran quarterback Nate Sudfeld is back after missing much of last year with a shoulder injury, and running back Jordan Howard has successfully filled the void left by Tevin Coleman.
2. Any newcomers that you expect to have an impact on the game?
- Albers: He's not a newcomer, but LB Tegray Scales is returning from a two-game suspension, and he should have a significant impact. RB Jordan Howard, a transfer from UAB, will also play a critical role.
3. Who is the player WKU fans better keep a close eye on in this one?
- Albers: Sudfeld. Can he develop a good chemistry with his wide receivers and trust his arm, or will he attempt to escape the pocket and throw balls away? His receivers are mostly inexperienced, so this will be an important factor in the game.
4. What is the key to victory for Indiana?
- Albers: If Sudfeld trusts his receivers, Indiana can run the ball effectively and keep WKU under 350 passing yards, the Hoosiers will win.