We’re more than midway through the month of October. Any other year we would be well past the midway point of the Iowa football season. But 2020 is not any other year and thus we find ourselves entering our very first game week of the season. It’s been a weird, wild year and the college football season to-date has been equally weird and wild. But now the wait is over for Iowa and Big Ten football fans alike.
With 2020 being a crazy year, we’re going to be trying some crazy things ourselves to see what works and what you all like. One of those things will be weekly game streams where you can find all our #content for each of Iowa’s 9 matchupsduring the 2020 season.
Up first this year is a trip to our most hated rival as the Hawkeyes travel to West Lafeyette in week one for a showdown with the Purdue Boilermakers. Everything you need to know in advance and in review of week one’s game can be found in the below stream.
Date: Saturday, October 24th
Time: 2:30pm CT
Matchup: Iowa (0-0) at Purdue (0-0)
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafeyette, IN
Line: Iowa -3.5, O/U 52
Result: L, 24-20
The Boilermakers have won 2 of the last 3 matchups against Iowa, but the Hawkeyes defeated Purdue 26-20 in their meeting in Iowa City a season ago. Iowa has also won 7 of the last 10 meetings dating back to 2008, including 4 straight from 2013-2016 before dropping back-to-back matchups with Purdue in 2017 and 2018. Purdue holds the historical advantage over Iowa, leading the all-time series 48-39-3.