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#18 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. #17 Indiana Hoosiers Game Thread

It’s game time in Iowa City once again! Follow along with The Pants here.

Wisconsin v Iowa
Wil TGood prove too good for the Hoosiers?
Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images

It’s finally that time again, folks! Iowa football is back! The 2021 season kicks off at 2:30 as your #18 Iowa Hawkeyes play host to the #17 Indiana Hoosiers. These teams haven’t faced off since 2018 and IU hasn’t won a game in Kinnick since 2007.

But this is not your father’s Indiana football program. The Hoosiers finished 2020 just outside the top-10 in the final College Football Playoff rankings despite losing their star QB Michael Penix, Jr. to an ACL tear ahead of their bowl loss. Now Penix is back and he’s surrounded by a number of weapons. The defense boasts a plethora of returning starters as well as a number of transfers in the two-deeps.

Will the Hawkeyes start slow in their return to fans in the stands at Kinnick? Or will the triumphant return of Hawkeye football leave Iowa fans joyous? It’s time to find out!

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:
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -3.5, O/U 46

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