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Friday, November 25, the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-2) take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-4). The game will be played at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Read on for our Nebraska vs. Iowa prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Iowa wins the match-up between the two teams 62.1 percent of the time. The spread also suggests that the Hawkeyes are favored to win the contest.
Spread: Iowa -3
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. E.T.
Nebraska vs. Iowa preview:
After two tough losses to Wisconsin and Ohio State, Nebraska got back on track with wins over Minnesota and Maryland. However, it’s not all good news moving forward for the Huskers. With quarterbacks Tommy Armstrong and Ryker Fife possibly out due to injury, wide receiver Zach Darlington might be getting the start at quarterback to take on the Hawkeyes. A wide receiver tasked with leading the offense in one of Nebraska’s biggest games of the year isn’t exactly the best formula for success. Also, they’re on the road.
Two weeks removed from its upset over Michigan and the Hawkeyes have one more chance to pad their resume with a win over Nebraska. They’re fortunate to have home field advantage and a raucous crowd, and they’d love nothing more than to spoil Nebraska’s chances at a Big Ten title. The defense will keep them in the game, it’s up to the offense to win it.
Nebraska vs. Iowa prediction:
This game feels like such a coin flip, and Nebraska’s QB situation is the the deciding factor. If Tommy Armstrong plays, I think Nebraska takes this one. If it’s Darlington under center, the Iowa defense will have a field day going after the newly appointed QB.