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Tom Allen Teases Nebraska Fans Ahead Of Saturday's Game vs. Indiana

A closeup of Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Allen during a football game.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Tom Allen of the Indiana Hoosiers reacts while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 31-20. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Indiana Hoosiers football team is a rare 5-2 and only one win away from their first bowl bid since 2016. Ahead of their big game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Indiana head coach Tom Allen decided to tease the opposing team.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Allen teased the Huskers fans by pointing out that they'll all be wearing red for the game. Indiana and Nebraska sport a near-identical shade of red as their team colors. Nebraska has scarlet while Indiana has crimson.

"They'll all be wearing red for us, which is pretty cool."

The two teams also share a stadium name: Memorial Stadium. But the colors and stadium name are just about where the comparisons end.

Saturday's showdown will mark the second time that Indiana and Nebraska have faced off as Big Ten foes. The Huskers won their last game against the Hoosiers in 2016, which was their first meeting since the 1970s.

Nebraska is riding a five-game winning streak against Indiana that dates back to 1975.

Indiana's last win over Nebraska took place in 1959.

But despite history favoring the Huskers, the betting line has Indiana opening up as the road favorite.

A win will be critical to both teams as they try to achieve bowl eligibility for the first time in several years.