After hanging with Buckeyes for three quarters twice, Hoosiers seek finishing touch

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The Indiana Hoosiers feel like they are watching movie sequels each time they see tape of their most recent games against Ohio State: Competitive for three quarters before wearing down in the fourth.
On Saturday, they will try to rewrite the script with a surprise twist when the No. 6 Buckeyes come to town.
“The bottom line is that we have to finish,” coach Tom Allen said. “It’s not about just competing with them and feeling good about that. Certain stages of your program you feel that’s what you want to do and to me, we’ve been there and we’ve done that. Now we’ve got to finish.”
Of course, it won’t be easy. Indiana (2-0) has lost 23 consecutive games in this series dating to a tie in 1990.
Two years ago in Allen’s head coaching debut, the Hoosiers were trailing 20-14 late in the third quarter before losing 49-21. Last year in Columbus, they were down 35-26 after three before falling 49-26.
What will it take for Indiana to finish strong?

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