BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — History is not Indiana’s friend. Not against Michigan.

The Hoosiers haven’t beaten the No. 17 Wolverines in 30 years. With Michigan coming to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, coach Tom Allen said he doesn’t care. He continues to push the break-through theme, in this series and for the Indiana program.

“The word this week is confidence,” he said Monday. “It’s doing the little things you’re supposed to do, in the weight room, in practice, before practice, after practice, in the preparation. It’s making competitive plays when the game comes down to it.”

Indiana (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten) has had recent opportunities against the Wolverines (4-1, 1-1). Two years ago, it lost 48-41 in double overtime at Memorial Stadium. The Wolverines tied the game with a fourth-down touchdown pass in the closing seconds of regulation. Last season in Ann Arbor, the Hoosiers led 10-6 late in the third quarter before Michigan pulled out a 20-10 win.

Indiana’s last victory over the Wolverines came 14-10 in 1987. It has lost 21 straight and 36 of the last 37 meetings.

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