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Sports Pulse: Will the Pac-12 be able to overcome the delayed start? We talk to Paul Myerberg about a couple of teams in this conference who may have a chance at making the playoff.

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Indiana entered this season a combined 2-61 since 1968 against Penn State and Michigan. The power structure in the Big Ten is clear and longstanding: Indiana occupies a rung well below the Nittany Lions and Wolverines, two of college football’s well-established bluebloods.

But not in 2020. This unpredictable and uncertain season has seen Indiana already notch victories against these two longtime bullies, setting the Hoosiers on pace for the program’s most successful season since the 1967 team won the Big Ten and reached the Rose Bowl.

And while beating Penn State two weeks ago took overtime and a memorable dive into the end zone by quarterback Michael Penix Jr., the Hoosiers’ 38-21 victory