INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana coach Kevin Wilson already has a pretty good sense of what to expect Saturday night.
He and Missouri coach Gary Pinkel have matched wits and recruited against one another in two other conferences, and they subscribe to similar offensive philosophies. So expect a good, old-fashioned wide-open shootout — just like these coaches used to have in the Big 12. Except, of course, this time Wilson represents the Big Ten and Pinkel the SEC.
On paper, it looks relatively even.
Missouri (2-0) has started strong after going 5-7 last season and has a fifth-year quarterback running one of the nation's top offenses.
Indiana (2-1) is attempting to overcome years of frustration, including last season's 4-8 mark and, like Missouri, has been scoring points by the dozens.