IU has already exceeded the win total that I (and many others) predicted back in August. If someone with psychic abilities had guaranteed, prior to the start of the season, a seven win season, I would have been ecstatic. Winning seasons have been few and far between in Bloomington and, in IU's 132 year history of football, we've won seven or more games only 12 times. For this reason, 2019 can already be described as a success. Win #7 didn't occur on the last day of the season, though. It came in the 9th game. With three games remaining, many of us were hopeful that we'd finish the regular season at 8+ wins. Very few folks gave us much of a shot at Penn State, and most were much more optimistic about our chances at home against Michigan, particularly in light of recent history. Surprisingly, the script was flipped in that we played very well and fell just short against the Nittany Lions, but played crappy football for much of the day against UM. We're now down to the Bucket game. I really want to see IU step up and play smart, aggressive, winning football next week in W. Lafayette. A loss won't negate what we've already accomplished, but it would simply suck for the bucket to remain up there another year. IU needs to hammer the final nail into the coffin of Purdue's 2019 season and kick their collective ass. 8-4 sounds much better than 7-5 and almost certainly gets us into a more desirable bowl game. We're a better team than Purdue, we're favored to win, and we need to get it done. Go IU!!!