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Week 4 Preview: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Missouri Tigers

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Coming off a much-needed win against Bowling Green, Indiana faces their toughest test of the year so far, welcoming the Missouri Tigers of the SEC to Memorial Stadium Saturday night.

Nate Sudfeld scores on Bowling Green.
Nate Sudfeld scores on Bowling Green.
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Last Week's Recap: Indiana got the offense back on track, with Nate Sudfeld starting at QB and playing the majority of the game, and hung 42 points on Bowling Green. The defense played arguably its best game of the year, allowing only a field goal to the Bowling Green offense. And then, there was this:

Bowling Green's INSANE punt block TD (via ESPN)

Yeah, let's not talk about that any more. Anyway, the Hoosiers went on to win 42-10, moving to 2-1 on the season and keeping their bowl hopes very much alive.

Game Info: The Indiana-Missouri game kicks off at 8pm this Saturday on the Big Ten Network.

Series History: Indiana leads the series 6-2-2, and beat the Tigers 20-10 in their last meeting in Bloomington in 1992. Missouri has not won a game in the series since 1954.

Indiana Notes: Proving that this Indiana defense is something we haven't seen in a while, this is the first time since 2008 that the opposing offense did not score a touchdown (the last victim being Murray State). Shane Wynn became the 38th Hoosier to eclipse 1,000 career receiving yards, and the 4th on this Hoosier team.

Mizzou Notes: Missouri comes into this game off a bye week. The Tigers are 2-0, with wins over Murray State and Toledo. And then there's this, from DixieFriedSports.com's 20 Facts about Missouri: "For those that think the SEC should only be made up of Confederate States, keep in mind that Missouri was a border state just like Kentucky"

Prediction: This will be the game that tells us what kind of team Indiana really has this year. It would be hard to find a fan on either side who doesn't think this game will end up being a shootout, so it's going to come down to who can force the most stops, which is a weird sentence to associate with any IUFB game. Vegas has Mizzou as just under a field goal favorite right now, which means this game is very much up for grabs. I think this is the time we grab it. Indiana 41 - Missouri 38