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Top 10 Big Ten Nonconference Games In 2014

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Indiana lost at home to Missouri last season, 45-28, but head to Columbia for one of the more underrated nonconference matchups of 2014. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images
Indiana lost at home to Missouri last season, 45-28, but head to Columbia for one of the more underrated nonconference matchups of 2014. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Date: Sept. 20
Location: Columbia, Mo.

Why is this all the way up to No. 5 on the list? Because this game is pure, unadulerated college football fun.

Indiana and Missouri both have exciting offenses, and they will be on display. Expect a fun shootout.

Sure, Missouri won last season 45-28 in Bloomington, but this is a new year. Do not sleep on the Hoosiers' offense.

Missouri will have more on the line after the successful 2013 season, but Indiana will be looking to make a statement as it tries to take the next step. Th offense is there, but the defense will need to hold the Tigers long enough to escape with a win.

If the Hoosiers were to escape with a victory it would be huge for the conference. They'll enter the game as underdogs, but will put up plenty of points. It's just a question of how much they give up.