Indiana faces OSU

By Rusty Miller The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio – If Indiana has any chance to upset top-ranked Ohio State, quarterback Kellen Lewis must have the game of his life.

That’s not saying all that much, since the redshirt freshman is just 19.

Lewis, out of Jacksonville, Fla., already has led three game-winning fourth-quarter drives this season and has brought the Hoosiers back from deficits of 14 points or more on three occasions. Indiana (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) has won its last two games, including a big upset of then-No. 15 Iowa last week.

“He’s reduced the negative plays, the mistakes,” coach Terry Hoeppner said of the comparisons between Lewis in August and what he’s done so far this season. “All of a sudden the things that were a blur to him, you feel as if they have slowed down.”