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IU football game day: Minnesota primer and prediction on Senior Day

INDIANA (2-8, 0-7) vs. MINNESOTA (6-4, 4-3)

  • Kickoff:  3:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Location:  Bloomington, Ind., Memorial Stadium (52,656; FieldTurf)
  • Television: BTN, Chris Vosters (p-b-p) & J Leman (analyst)
  • Stream:  Fox Sports Live
  • Radio:  IU Football radio network
  • Odds:  Minnesota is a 7.5-point favorite
  • Weather at kickoff:  50 degrees, cloudy, wind 8 mph, 0% chance of precipitation.
  • Series:  The Golden Gophers hold a 39-26-3 edge, including a 38-31 victory in Minneapolis the last time the two teams met on Oct. 26, 2018.

SENIOR DAY

Indiana did not release a list of the players who will be recognized in connection with the program’s senior day.  Like all teams, IU has regular seniors, redshirt seniors and super seniors (e.g. guys only playing this season because of the grant of an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic).  Indiana has 31 players in those categories, along with juniors who have or will graduate during this academic year.  Head coach Tom Allen suggested that as many as 36 players may be recognized on Saturday, although that number is fluid, and many of those players could return to the program in 2022.

This is what head coach Tom Allen said this week about that group.

“A lot of quality young men, without question. A lot of really good players and guys that are special to me because they came here and believed in what we could build before it happened on the field. We really had a chance to recruit these guys and help develop them and be a part of their lives. You will miss the relationships, the daily contact with them and being around them. It is just a lot of really high-quality guys that I have poured my heart in to, and they have poured their hearts into this program. It is pretty special, but that is why we are going to enjoy every step of these last few times together and make sure we don’t take any of this for granted.”  — TOM ALLEN

TALE OF THE TAPE

FULL BIG TEN SLATE

Away Home Time Location
12:00 P.M.
Columbus, OH  TV: ABC Radio: TCF Bank Spartan Media Network
12:00 P.M.
University Park, Pa.  TV: Big Ten Network Stats Radio: FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5-FM & 1450-AM, WOR 710-AM, XM 390, Scarlet Knights App Video
12:00 P.M.
Chicago, Ill. (Wrigley Field)  TV: Big Ten Network Stats Radio: WGN Radio AM-720 Video
2:00 P.M.
Iowa City, Iowa  TV: FS1 Stats Radio: Busey Bank Illini Sports Network
3:30 P.M.
Bloomington, Ind.  TV: BTN Stats Radio: IU Radio Network; Sirius 78, XM 175, SXM App 983 Video
3:30 P.M.
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium  TV: Big Ten Network Stats Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network Video
3:30 P.M.
Madison, WI  TV: ABC Stats Radio: Badger Sports Network Video

PREDICTION

Indiana has done nothing in recent weeks to suggest they can right the ship.

Minnesota has a good defense, and that’s bad news for IU’s inept offense.

The misery continues.

INDIANA 10

MINNESOTA 27


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