HOW TO WATCH. Kickoff is set for 11:00 am CT. The Big Ten Network will carry the game live. You can also watch online at BTN2Go (check the BTN site for an update if you have downloaded iOS 8).
THE WEATHER. Another beautiful day for football. Temps will begin in the low 70's and rise to upper 70's by afternoon. There will be plenty of:
THE SPREAD. Iowa opened as a big favorite (13.5) but the line has slid all week and now sits at Iowa -8.5 (now back to 9). Even money at/around 9.5 but with movement in Purdue's favor has put a 58% of the money on Iowa's side.
PREDICTIONS. Iowa over Purdue is unanimous among ESPN Big Ten bloggers. Same goes for the Big Ten Network bloggers. Marc Morehouse breaks down the advantages and disadvantages for Iowa-Purdue and calls an Iowa 24, Purdue 20 win. Close game, sit tight.
IOWA HAD SOME TRAVEL ISSUES. Thanks to a crazed contractor in the basement of the ATC facility in Chicago thousands of flights across the Midwest were cancelled or delayed. Iowa's plane wouldn't make the trip and Iowa was forced to travel via bus. Those buses have video screens. Maybe they watched Remember the Titans.
TWITTER LIST. Keep it right here and see what I see building up to kickoff.
- Kennedy Settles in with Iowa Receivers
- Back from misery
- Canzeri, Hawkeye backs looking for breakthrough performance
- Iowa at Purdue football preview capsule
- Podcast: 'On Iowa' previews Purdue
- Beathard prepares for his 'time' as Hawkeyes quarterback
- Good-Timey Radio Hour
- Mends: What's Not to Like About the UI?
- Mark Weisman interview on BTN
- Ex-linebacker Kenny a real find as fill-in fullback
- What Iowa players had to say - 9/23
- Beathard prepares for Purdue as Iowa's starter
- Rudock's status for Big Ten opener undetermined
- Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 5
- Live from West Lafayette: What you need to know about Iowa-Purdue