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#19 Iowa Hawkeyes at Northwestern Wildcats: How to Watch, Updated Betting Line + More

The Hawkeyes are desperately searching for a win in Evanston.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Iowa
Will Iowa’s season be totally upended today?
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The Iowa Hawkeyes have had their season turned upside down after starting the year 6-0. Iowa has lost their last two in abysmal fashion as the offense has managed just 14 total points and 100 total rushing yards in losses to Purdue and Wisconsin.

Now the Hawkeyes travel to Evanston to take on the reigning Big Ten West champs. The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-0 under Pat Fitzgerald when double digit underdogs to the Kirk Ferentz Hawkeyes. They come into today’s matchup looking to extend that streak to 7-0 as DraftKings has Iowa favored by 12.

For the Hawkeyes, this is an opportunity to fix the woes the offense has had the last two weeks as Northwestern is giving up more than 27 points per game on the season and has struggled mightily defending the run. A win for Iowa would leave the door cracked open for a slim path back to Indianapolis while a loss would not only slam that door shut, but also leave Hawkeye fans looking for the exits on Brian Ferentz and this offense.

Here’s a look at the details for today’s critical matchup.

Date: Saturday, November 6th
Time: 6:00pm CT
Matchup: #19 Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2, 3-2) at Northwestern Wildcats (3-5, 1-4)
Location: Ryan Field, Evanston, IL
Preliminary Weather Forecast: clear with temps in the mid-40s, 5% chance of rain
DraftKings Sportsbook Line: Iowa -12, O/U 40.5*

Game Prep

As you count down to kickoff, be sure to check out all of our coverage from throughout the week. You can easily access everything Kent State related in the #19 Iowa at Northwestern Game Center.

Below are a few key items from throughout the week:

Preseason Opponent Preview: 2021 opponent preview: Northwestern Wildcats
Matchup to Watch: Matchup to Watch: Kirk Ferentz vs. Himself
Game Preview: Iowa Football Opponent Preview: Northwestern
Staff Predictions: The Pants Predicts: #19 Iowa at Northwestern

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