Week three of the Iowa football season is nearly here. After a pair of disappointing losses in weeks one and two, the Hawkeyes need to get things on track and in a hurry. Apathy is beginning to set in among Iowa fans as the Hawkeyes seemingly find new ways to lose each week and we watch teams like Purdue and Northwestern move into the driver’s seat in the Big Ten West.
If the Hawkeyes want to salvage anything, they need to get a win this weekend. Their opponent, the Michigan State Spartans, suffered an equally frustrating loss to Rutgers in week one, but bounced back for a big rivalry win in week two over the Michigan Wolverines.
As with the first two weeks, Iowa opened as a favorite in week three. This time, the Hawkeyes were even bigger favorites at -9 with an over/under set at 50.5. As the week has gone on, both of those have come down just as most Hawkeye fans might have expected.
Here’s your updated look at the game line and weather heading into week three in Iowa City.
Matchup: Michigan State (1-1) at Iowa (0-2)
Location: Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, IA
Time: 11:00am CT
Weather Forecast: Mid-60s with 2% chance of rain, winds 10-15 mph
Game Line: Iowa -6.5
For a third straight week, Iowa will be playing in near ideal weather conditions. A week ago the wind was a factor in Iowa City, but there should be no such impact this week as gusts are expected to be substantially lower.
With an 11am kick, temps at game time are expected to be near the highs for the day in the mid- to upper 60s. That’s ridiculous for the first week in November in the great state of Iowa and it remains a shame Hawkeye fans can’t be in the stadium to enjoy it.
Here’s hoping Iowa fans everywhere are able to enjoy the beautiful weather with an Iowa team that looks nothing like what we’ve seen the first two weeks and our first Hawkeye win of the year.