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Analyst Releases Score Prediction For Nebraska-Iowa

Nebraska RB Devine Ozigbo runs through an Iowa defender.

IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 23: Running back Devine Ozigbo #22 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs up the field in the second half against defensive end Anthony Nelson #98 of the Iowa Hawkeyes, on November 23, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

While there are several rivalry games scheduled for this weekend, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Iowa Hawkeyes will battle on Friday afternoon.

Nebraska needs a win to be eligible for a bowl game, meanwhile Iowa is trying to reach nine wins for the second-straight season.

The Cornhuskers went through a tough second half of the season, but Adrian Martinez and the offense came alive last weekend. They had their best performance of the year by defeating the Maryland Terrapins by 47 points.

Iowa has won its last two games over previously undefeated Minnesota and an upstart Illinois squad. Kirk Ferentz usually has a stingy defense by this time of the year, which is currently being anchored by A.J. Epenesa.

Home-field advantage could help the Cornhuskers greatly in this matchup, but it's not enough to convince one of the top college football analysts.

Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press is predicting Iowa to win 28-20 over Nebraska.

Another win for Iowa would extend its winning streak over Nebraska to five games. It would also mark the third-straight year that Nebraska doesn't appear in a bowl game.

Kickoff for this game is at 2:30 p.m. ET from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

The game will be available on the Big Ten Network.