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Hoosiers' stalled offense looking for jump start in non-conference game against North Texas

  • FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2014, file phot, Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson shouts at a referee during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. One week, Indiana upsets a ranked team on the road. The next, the Hoosiers are getting blown out at home by an unranked team. If Indiana intends on making a bowl appearance this season, coach Wilson knows his team must start showing some consistency from week-to-week. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2014, file phot, Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson shouts at a referee during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. One week, Indiana upsets a ranked team on the road. The next, the Hoosiers are getting blown out at home by an unranked team. If Indiana intends on making a bowl appearance this season, coach Wilson knows his team must start showing some consistency from week-to-week. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld (7) is tackled by Maryland linebacker Cole Farrand (47) as he throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. Maryland defeated Indiana 37-15. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld (7) is tackled by Maryland linebacker Cole Farrand (47) as he throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. Maryland defeated Indiana 37-15. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

Indiana cannot afford any more missteps.

After losing last weekend's Big Ten opener to Maryland, coach Kevin Wilson and the Hoosiers spent this week looking for solutions. They need the offense to improve and the defense to do a better job of tackling.

The game against North Texas (2-2, 0-1 Conference USA) on Saturday won't necessarily be easy for the Hoosiers (2-2, 0-1).

North Texas' defense already has registered 18 sacks, forced a turnover in every game this season and allowed only 89 total points.

For an offense that looked out of sync last weekend, that's a huge challenge -- one Wilson believes the Hoosiers can overcome if they can get back in rhythm.