Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 Indiana Hoosiers football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.
Indiana Football Schedule 2021
Full schedule analysis with best and worst scenarios below
Sept. 4 at Iowa
Sept. 11 Idaho
Sept. 18 Cincinnati
Sept. 25 at WKU
Oct. 2 at Penn State
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 16 Michigan State
Oct. 23 Ohio State
Oct. 30 at Maryland
Nov. 6 at Michigan
Nov. 13 Rutgers
Nov. 20 Minnesota
Nov. 27 at Purdue
Dec. 4 Big Ten Championship (in Indianapolis)
Games vs. The West: at Iowa, Minnesota, at Purdue
Missed Teams From The West: Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin
Indiana Hoosiers Football Schedule Analysis: The Hoosiers start out with the nasty interdivisional game right out of the gate. After going to Iowa, they get a warm-up against Idaho to get ready for a showdown against Cincinnati that will be a make-or-break moment for the 2021 team’s credibility.
The Penn State and Michigan games are on the road, but they get Michigan State and Ohio State in Bloomington. The finishing kick isn’t all that bad with Rutgers and Minnesota at home and with a trip to Purdue to finish it off.
Indiana Hoosiers Football Schedule Best Case Scenario: Indiana pulls off the win at Iowa and holds up against Cincinnati on the way to a great 4-0 start. They go 2-2 against the big boys in the East – Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Michigan State – and roll through everyone else as they flirt with a ten-win season.
Indiana Hoosiers Football Schedule Worst Case Scenario: IU drops the date at Iowa and loses to Cincinnati to sour the season before it starts. After losing at Penn State, they can’t take advantage of the week off and lost to Michigan State as part of an ugly run without much of a positive break. To cap off the disappointing year, the Hoosiers lose at Purdue to miss out on a bowl appearance.