On J.K.’s performance vs. Cincinnati:
This game, he was more settled in and more confident. I think the more confident he plays, the better he’ll play.
On defense and its talent level:
Chase is definitely the leader of the defense. Going against them all preseason has definitely made it easier for me on Saturdays.
The Ohio State Buckeyes, unbeaten at 2-0 and on the nation’s second-longest winning streak at eight games (Clemson – 17), travels to Bloomington, Ind., for a noon kickoff against the unbeaten and 2-0 Indiana Hoosiers.
This is officially the 93rd game in the series and the 11th consecutive season the two teams have met on the gridiron. Ohio State holds a 74-12-5 advantage in the all-time series and has won 23 consecutive games dating to a 27-all tie in 1990. Indiana last defeated Ohio State consecutively in 1987 and 1988. Ohio State prevailed last season, 49-26, but didn’t pull away from the Hoosiers until a fourth-quarter TD pass from Dwayne Haskins to Indianapolis native Terry McLaurin increased the lead to 42-26.
• Indiana has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, which includes approximately 46,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University Bloomington campus.
• IU alumni who have distinguished themselves in sports include George Taliaferro, an All-American football player who led the Hoosiers to their only undefeated championship and the first African-American to be drafted by the National Football League; and California native Mark Spitz, competitive swimmer and nine-time Olympic gold medalist in 1968 and 1972.
• Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., which protects, markets and licenses intellectual property developed at IU so it can be commercialized by industry, issued a record 53 U.S. patents and 112 global patents in 2016.
• IU faculty have been awarded every major national and international prize including the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Award and Emmy Award.