Rivalry week is here. One of the games on the docket this weekend is Nebraska-Iowa.
The Cornhuskers still lead the all-time series between the two programs, 29-20-2, but the Hawkeyes have dominated of late. Iowa has won the last seven meetings against Nebraska, though five of those victories have come by single digits.
ESPN's SP+ formula does not foresee a close game this time around. SP+, which is "a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency," is designed to be a predictive model.
This time around, the model is calling for Iowa to beat Nebraska 29-9.
The Hawkeyes enter Friday's game with something big to play for. If they beat the Cornhuskers, Iowa (7-4 overall, 5-3 in Big Ten) will win the Big Ten West and head to the conference title game for the second straight year and third time overall.
Nebraska (3-8 overall, 2-6 in the Big Ten) has lost five games in a row and is just playing for pride and looking to be a spoiler.
Iowa and Nebraska will kick off at 4 p.m. ET Friday on BTN.