Now, their rivalry game for the Old Oaken Bucket has been canceled for the second time in two weeks — and the third time this season.
Athletic directors Scott Dolson and Mike Bobinski said Friday's game had been scrapped because of continuing concerns over COVID-19.
“As we stated last week, we know the history and tradition of this great rivalry game and how much it means to our current students, alumni and fans," they said Tuesday.
"Both universities worked extremely hard in an effort to play, but at this time it just isn’t possible.”The final month of the season, including bowl games, is likely to be affected by the pandemic, just as the regular season was.
The Hoosiers haven't won a bowl game since 1991 and Allen believes that would be a good way to wrap up a historic season.