Indiana meets Georgia Southern in a nonconference game that will test the Hoosiers’ run defense. The game will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.
The Hoosiers are 1-1 and are playing after a de facto bye week due to their game against Florida International being canceled as a result of Hurricane Irma. Georgia Southern figures to be a tune-up game as Indiana prepares for its matchup with Big Ten power Penn State next week.
Indiana-Georgia Southern game time, details
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23
TV channel: Big Ten Network
Location: Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.
The line: Indiana -23.5
Which TV channel is showing Indiana-Georgia Southern?
The Penn State-Iowa game is televised on the Big Ten Network. Lisa Byington and J Leman will call the game.
How can I watch Indiana-Georgia Southern online?
Indiana fans can watch the game on BTN2Go.
How can I listen to Indiana-Georgia Southern on the radio?
Indian fans can listen to the game on the IU Radio Network, as well as on Sirius channel 119 and 196 on XM.
Indiana-Georgia Southern preview
If something stands about Georgia Southern so far this year, it’s a near-complete commitment to the run on offense. During a blowout at the hands of Auburn in Week 1, the Eagles came away with just eight passing yards against 70 rushing yards despite trailing for nearly the entirety of the game. Currently, they rank only ahead of Army among FBS teams in passing yards per game at 50.5.
As for what identity the Hoosiers have on offense, that will come down to who’s under center. Protypical pocket passer saw the majority of snaps in Week 1 against Ohio State, while Peyton Ramsey, more of a dual threat, as the guy against Virginia in Week 2.
Given that Georgia Southern is closer in talent level to Virginia than Ohio State and allowing nearly 250 rushing yards per game, expect to see Ramsey leading a more run-focused attack from the Hoosiers.
Even if Indiana goes run-heavy though, Simmie Cobbs can still be expected to get his work in. The breakout star on the Hoosiers hauled in five receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown against Virginia.