No. 3 Ohio State beats back comeback bid by No. 9 Indiana
By Editor - Sun Nov 22, 1:32 am
After climbing to its highest AP Top 25 poll ranking in more than a half century, No. 9 Indiana got a chance find out how it measured up with Big Ten behemoth Ohio State, a team the Hoosiers hadn't beaten in 32 years. Behind quarterback Michael Penix Jr., Indiana (4-1) rallied from a four-touchdown deficit in the second half only to be outlasted by the Buckeyes 42-35 on a rainy Saturday in an all-but-empty Ohio Stadium. ''You know, people didn't think we belonged on the field with Ohio State, but I think we showed that today,'' Indiana coach Tom Allen said.