Akron quarterback Chris Jacquemain suspended (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)
If IU didn't really, really need this win, I would feel bad for Akron, losing its veteran quarterback just before one of the biggest home games in school history. But IU has had enough bad breaks in recent years that I'm just happy to have the advantage. It must have been serious. More from the Akron Beacon Journal and Rittenberg. Rittenberg changes his pick to IU, for what it's worth. I felt pretty good about this game before, but IU lost a game last year to a backup MAC QB, so I'm not going to put this one in the win column yet. I hope the IU team doesn't find out, but that's basically impossible in the age of mobile Internet, right?
- Big Ten team remains big deal for Zips (Akron Beacon Journal)
No. 8 Indiana loses at No. 1 Akron (The Hoosier Scoop)
The soccer Hoosiers lost on the road to the top-ranked Zips last night. Maybe the football team can exact some revenge.
Indiana vs. Akron Preview (The News-Sentinel)
Reducing penalties is the focus.
MAC games not gimmes (The Columbus Dispatch )
"You look at the games the past 10 years, and I'm not sure you can call them upsets anymore," said Indiana coach Bill Lynch, a former MAC coach at Ball State. "The MAC schools go into Big Ten stadiums and win. Things have changed now." Yes, Bill, you can call them upsets. IU isn't a powerhouse, but had won 20 MAC games in a row until we lost two last year. Don't let it happen again.