Hoosiers and rare winning streak go to OSU

Indiana has its first Big Ten winning streak in 10 years, and a third Big Ten team could lose to a I-AA squad. Read about it in this week's Big Ten notebook.

Updated: October 18, 2006, 2:47 PM ET
By Bruce Hooley | Special to ESPN.com
• The Hoosiers head for Ohio State with a two-game winning streak in the Big Ten for the first time since 2001. That's thanks to a comeback victory at Illinois and a stunning 31-28 upset of Iowa in Bloomington. That was IU's first win over a top-15 opponent since a 31-10 shocker of No. 9 Ohio State in 1987. Then-OSU coach Earle Bruce referred to that defeat as "the darkest day in Ohio State history."

• The lost has been found, at least as far as wide receiver James Hardy is concerned. He caught eight passes for 104 yards and three scores in the win over Iowa. Through his previous four games, Hardy had only 13 catches for 187 yards and one score.

• Freshman quarterback Kellen Lewis has made the job his own with another comeback victory, his third fourth-quarter rescue this season. Graeme McFarland and Blake Powers each started games earlier this season, but now the job is Lewis' after he passed for three scores and ran for another against Iowa.