The Indiana Hoosiers aren't complaining about college football's quirky schedule this season. They used a second bye week to their advantage, and the timing couldn't have been better.
After losing two straight games, the Hoosiers (3-4, 1-2 Big Ten) are hoping the extra preparation time will help start a season-ending surge that will allow them to grab a rare bowl bid and avoid the kind of finish they had last season.
The first test comes against Minnesota (6-2, 2-2), which rushed for 271 yards last week in a 34-23 upset victory over Nebraska.
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