Preview: Indiana at Michigan

When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 19, 2016
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan


John O'Korn is likely to make his first career start for Michigan when the third-ranked Wolverines host Indiana on Saturday. Wilton Speight suffered a shoulder injury late in the fourth quarter of the disappointing 14-13 loss to Iowa and is expected to miss at least a week, handing O'Korn - who played two years at Houston before transferring in 2015 - the keys to an offense that was held to a season-low 201 yards against the Hawkeyes.

The Wolverines still control their own destiny despite their slip-up in Iowa City and hope to beat the Hoosiers for the 21st consecutive time to remain on a collision course with No. 2 Ohio State on Nov. 26. Indiana fell short in its bid to upset eighth-ranked Penn State after giving up 24 points in the final quarter of the 45-31 loss to the Nittany Lions. The Hoosiers have surrendered an average of 46.7 points over the last four meetings with Michigan and hope to become bowl eligible for the second straight season by notching their first victory against the Wolverines since a 14-10 triumph in 1987. "We get another shot to go up north and play a great top 10 team," Indiana offensive lineman Jacob Bailey told reporters. "We have a chance to redeem ourselves, we have a second chance and those don't come around often in life."

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Michigan -23

ABOUT INDIANA (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten): Devine Redding ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns against Penn State for his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season, and eighth of his career. Richard Lagow finished 23-of-40 for 292 yards and two touchdowns to move into fifth place on the Hoosiers' single-season passing yards list with 2,866. Safety Tony Fields had a game to remember, recording a career-high eight solo tackles to go along with an interception as Indiana matched a school record with 16 tackles for loss to give it 44 TFLs over its last four outings.

ABOUT MICHIGAN (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten):
Speight had his worst game of the season as he was limited to 11-of-26 passing for 103 yards and missed countless deep balls to open receivers before falling hard on his shoulder on the Wolverines' final possession. O'Korn - who has passed for 114 yards and two touchdowns in spot duty this season - threw for 3,117 yards and 28 touchdowns en route to American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year honors at Houston in 2013 before losing the starting job to Greg Ward Jr. during his sophomore campaign. Linebacker Devin Bush was ejected for targeting against the Hawkeyes but will play on Saturday since the infraction took place in the first half.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Michigan hasn't lost at home to Indiana since 1967. 

2. The Wolverines lead the nation in scoring defense (11.0) and total defense (244.7).

3. The Hoosiers have committed nine turnovers - including seven lost fumbles - in their last two games.

PREDICTION: Michigan 31, Indiana 13

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Indiana 5-5 L1 27.5 28.4 3-3 2-2 0-1 0-0 3-4
Michigan 9-1 L1 44.5 11.0 7-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 6-1

Last Meeting

Indiana Michigan
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
11/14/15 MICH 48 IND 41 527 307 220 581 141 440

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
IND N. Sudfeld 58.8 220 1 0
MICH J. Rudock 71.7 440 6 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
IND J. Howard 35 238 6.8 2
MICH J. Rudock 7 64 9.1 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
IND S. Cobbs Jr. 4 86 21.5 0
MICH J. Chesson 10 207 20.7 4
TDs Player TD
IND J. Howard 3
MICH J. Chesson 4
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
IND R. Lagow 61.0 2866 17 13
MICH W. Speight 62.3 2156 15 4
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
IND D. Redding 190 901 4.7 5
MICH D. Smith 121 592 4.9 8
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
IND N. Westbrook 44 793 18.0 5
MICH A. Darboh 43 746 17.3 6
TDs Player TD
IND D. Redding 7
MICH K. Hill 10

Quickchart Matchup

Indiana Off vs  Michigan Def
467.3 yards
244.7 yards
4 yards/rush
3.1 yards/rush
8.3 yards/attempt
5.5 yards/attempt
Michigan Off vs  Indiana Def
467.8 yards
392 yards
5.3 yards/rush
3.7 yards/rush
8.3 yards/attempt
7.1 yards/attempt

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Indiana Overall Michigan
5-5-0 W/L 9-1-0
4-6-0 ATS 5-5-0
4-6-0 O/U 7-3-0
27.5 Pts For 44.5
28.4 Pts Against 11.0
Indiana A/H Michigan
2-2 W/L 7-0
2-2-0 ATS 4-3-0
1-3-0 O/U 5-2-0
24.5 Pts For 46.0
25.5 Pts Against 10.4