The Hawkeyes are coming off a tough 24-22 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison. The defeat almost certainly eliminates Iowa from contention in the Big Ten West.
That’s in stark contrast to Iowa’s opponent this week as the Minnesota Golden Gophers come to Iowa City fresh off an upset of previously 4th ranked Penn State. The victory vaulted Minnesota into the top ten in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings and put them firmly in the driver’s seat for the West title.
Here’s your quick preview of Iowa’s matchup with the Golden Gophers.
Opponent: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Rank: #8 CFP/#7 AP/#7 Coaches
Location: Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, IA
Kickoff Time: 3:00 PM CT
Preliminary Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High of 42
Video Streaming: Fox Sports Live & the Fox Sports App
Opening Line: Iowa -2