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Iowa Football Initial Matchup Preview: Purdue

Hawkeye football is back with a matchup against an team that has given them fits in recent years.

Can Iowa’s offense keep up with the Boilermakers in 2020?
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Iowa’s first football game of the 2020 season is now just a few days away. After seven long weeks of watching college football without the Hawkeyes, Iowa will be opening up the season at Purdue on Saturday afternoon. As we progress throughout the week, we’ll be getting deeper and deeper into the matchup, who to watch and what to know about Purdue.

Until then, here’s your quick preview of Iowa’s matchup with the Boilermakers.

Opponent: Purdue Boilermakers (0-0)
Rank: N/A
Location: Ross Ade Stadium - West Lafayette, IN
Kickoff Time: 2:30 PM CT
Preliminary Forecast: Temps in the mid-50s, 50% chance of rain
Tickets: Lol it’s 2020
Video Streaming: Fox Sports Live & the Fox Sports App
Opening Line: Iowa -3.5, O/U 54.5

Series History

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Statistical Leaders

Data below is for the 2019 season.


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Statistical Matchup

Data below is for the 2019 season.

Be sure to check out the full coverage of Iowa’s showdown with our most hated rival in the Game Center, including a season preview from Hammer and Rails, our offseason opponent preview, Iowa’s official depth chart and so much more.