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5 Indiana Hoosiers Football Games You Can’t Miss This Season

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5 Indiana Hoosiers Football Games You Can't Miss This Season

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Indiana came so close to making a bowl game last season, but ended up squandering a perfect opportunity by losing five of its last seven games to post a 5-7 record. This season looks a little more promising, however, as much of the offensive talent returns and the depth on defense is going to be improved. Here are five games you won't want to miss.

5. Penn State (Nov. 8)

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5. Penn State (Nov. 8)

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Indiana played one of its best games of the season in 2013 against Penn State -- a 44-24 home victory for the Hoosiers. The Nittany Lions will travel to Bloomington for a second straight season to look for revenge. While Penn State's approach is mostly balanced, it'll be interesting to see if QB Christian Hackenberg and company can get into and win a shootout if necessary.

4. Michigan State (Oct. 18)

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4. Michigan State (Oct. 18)

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For as solid as Michigan State's defense was last season, Indiana still managed 28 points, by far the most scored on the Spartans at home in 2013. This time around, Michigan State's defense, though still extremely talented and physical, won't have as many key pieces as it did a season ago.

3. @ Michigan (Nov. 1)

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3. @ Michigan (Nov. 1)

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Indiana has a few games from a season ago that it would like back, and while Michigan doesn't top it off, the Wolverines are certainly up there on the hit list. Neither defense could come away with a stop in a 63-47 Wolverines victory that saw QB Devin Gardner throw for a million yards to Jeremy Gallon.

2. @ Missouri (Sept. 20)

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2. @ Missouri (Sept. 20)

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If you enjoy watching two offenses relentlessly pursue up and down the field for 50 minutes, this is a game you absolutely can't afford to miss. Both teams feature electric playmakers who will shine brightly. It will either have to come down to which team has the ball last, or which defense can come away with just one more stop.

1. @ Ohio State (Nov. 22)

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1. @ Ohio State (Nov. 22)

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I'm ecstatic for this game. Ohio State's defense is going to be a bit of a concern this season, and the Hoosiers (hopefully) won't have so many weapons coming at them on the ground. If this one plays out the way it looks like it might, we're all in for a treat.