Marcus Thigpen and Josiah Sears returned to practice Wednesday after missing Tuesday’s practice so the Hoosiers are back closer to full strength at running back.
Backup center Matt Moses was still making the snaps for the No. 1 offense, though, so it’s looking like injured starter Ben Wyss could miss Saturday’s game at Michigan State. Wyss left the Minnesota game with a back injury, but IU coach Bill Lynch was hopeful at the start of this week that Wyss would play Saturday.
Lynch said that with the return of Thigpen and Sears, he expects to use about the same rotation at running back that IU’s been using all season.
After practice Wednesday, Lynch gathered the Hoosiers together and raised his voice in talking about how they need to be ready to play a physical, intense game Saturday.