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Urban Meyer Says Indiana's Defense Is Better Than Oklahoma's

Urban Meyer went on his weekly call-in show today and complimented Indiana.

Indiana is not known for its football team. The Hoosiers went .500 last year and haven't had a winning season since 2007. But last week they beat No. 17 Michigan State in a 24-21 overtime win and even got votes (3, but it's something!) in the AP Top 25 poll. All of that, combined with the fact that the Buckeyes haven't really played anyone tough yet, probably prompted OSU coach Urban Meyer to say this:

If you recall, the Buckeyes blew out the Sooners 45-24 the third week of the season. And if you're an Oklahoma fan that comment is just a little bit more salt in the gaping wound that has been the 2016 season, a season in which the Sooners entered with the No. 3 ranking in the country. But more so than disrespect toward the Sooners, it's more of a testament to the Hoosiers for actually fielding a competitive team, who are now capable of upsets like they had last week against Michigan State.

ESPN gives the Hoosiers a 2.3 percent chance of taking down the Buckeyes, but Indiana has a history of playing tough against Ohio State. In 2014, the Hoosiers actually led late in the third quarter, only to eventually fall 42-27. It was a similar situation last season, where the Hoosiers actually entered halftime in the lead 10-6, but eventually lost 34-27.

It'll be interesting to see how this year's matchup plays out. It's safe to say Meyer isn't taking the Hoosiers lightly.

The two teams face off this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET and the game is being broadcast on ESPN.