Nov 9, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers cornerback Kenny Mullen (22) and running back Tevin Coleman (6) celebrate with teammates after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Hoosiers’ RB Tevin Coleman likely out Saturday

The Indiana Hoosiers will try get back to .500 with an upset victory over the 24th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday.

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.

Despite the impressive numbers, he’s probably best known for his hilarious celebration fail in a loss to the Michigan State Spartans earlier this season.

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.

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  • metalhead65

    the Hoosiers were not going to get back to .500 even if they had coleman. the problem is their defense can’t stop a middle school team let alone a big 10 one. it pains me to say it because I hate Wisconsin since they take great pride in running up the score against everybody but against IU in particular. the season was lost when they blew it against navy a game they never should have lost. they knew what they were going to do and could not stop it. should have beaten Mi. but once again the defense could not make a stop when needed. they once again showed their ineptitude against Minnesota when they could not stop them when they had to. as bad as Purdue is this year they will have an offensive explosion against IU. I hope Wilson is only recruiting defense and o-line because until they get people who know how to tackle things will never change for IU football.