Recent games give Hoosiers confidence against No. 10 Iowa

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana already gave No. 1 Ohio State and No. 6 Michigan State big challenges this season.

With a third top-10 matchup in six weeks looming, the Hoosiers (4-4, 0-4 Big Ten) are focused on finishing the job with a signature victory.

No, things won't get any easier Saturday when they host Iowa (8-0, 4-0) and its stingy defense.

But after pushing the Buckeyes and Spartans to the brink in October, Indiana's players are convinced they're capable of playing with any team even after losing four straight. What they must do, though, is play four full quarters of good football.

The Hawkeyes, meanwhile, are the clear favorite in the West Division and have a chance to sneak into the College Football Playoff picture if they can sweep their final four games.

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