If the Hoosiers are going to spring the upset, they’ll like have to do so without starting running back Tevin Coleman.
Hoosiers’ head coach Kevin Wilson told reporters Monday that Coleman was unlikely to play because of a sprained ankle he suffered in the Hoosiers’ victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini. In the game, Coleman rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns on just 15 carries and also caught a seven-yard pass. The 6’1, 205 lb. sophomore out of Tinley Park, Illinois, was named the Big 10′s Offensive Player of the Week.
On the season, he’s rushed for 958 yards and 12 touchdowns on 131 carries and has caught 19 passes for 193 yards.
With Coleman out of the lineup, the Hoosiers will likely turn to senior Stephen Houston. Houston has had a fantastic season, rushing for 536 yards and three touchdowns on 73 carries.
The Hoosiers and Badgers will kickoff at noon EST and the game is on ESPN2.