We’re now just hours away from the first Iowa Hawkeye football game of 2021 as your 18th ranked Hawkeyes are set to host the #17 Indiana Hoosiers in a Big Ten and season opener in Kinnick Stadium.
The Hoosiers are fresh off a borderline top-10 season, but saw things fade a bit down the stretch as superstar QB Michael Penix, Jr. tore an ACL late in the year. Penix and a slew of other top performers are back in 2021 to improve on their impressive 2020 campaign.
For the Hawkeyes, there are question marks on both sides of the line, as well as out wide at receiver with a number of major contributors now playing on Sundays. Can the Hawkeyes youth come together to overcome the experience of the Hoosiers? Has Spencer Petras improved with the offseason? Is Phil Parker’s defense ready to handle a potent Indiana offensive attack? We’ll know soon enough.
As we start the countdown to kickoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Who: #17 Indiana Hoosiers (0-0, 0-0) at #18 Iowa Hawkeyes (0-0, 0-0)
When: 2:30 pm CT
Where: Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, IA
Forecast: Mostly sunny, temps in the mid-70s with winds out of the N-NW at 10 MPH
Video Streaming: FoxSportsGo.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -3.5, O/U 46
As you count down to kickoff, be sure to check out all of our coverage from throughout the week. You can easily access everything Penn State related in the Iowa vs. Wisconsin Game Center.
Below are a few key items from throughout the week:
Preseason Opponent Preview: 2021 opponent preview: Indiana Hoosiers
Opponent Season Preview: In Their Own Words: Indiana Hoosiers
Matchup to Watch: Matchup to Watch: Ty Fryfogle vs. Iowa’s corners
Game Preview: Iowa Football Opponent Preview: Indiana
Staff Predictions: The Pants Predicts: #17 Indiana Hoosiers at #18 Iowa Hawkeyes
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