After nearly a month away, the Iowa Hawkeyes are set to return home to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on homecoming in Iowa City!
The Hawkeyes are reeling after having their lunch money stolen in Columbus a week ago to extend their current losing streak to three games. Now they come home to historic Kinnick Stadium looking to turn things around for their season. But they’ll need to look better than they did in their last home matchup when they fell at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines.
This week, however, there is no top-5 team coming to Kinnick. Instead, Iowa gets to face off with a team perhaps reeling even more than the Hawkeyes. Northwestern comes into this matchup having lost their last seven games since taking down the Nebraska Cornhuskers in week one. That is to say, the Wildcats have not won a game this season when playing in this country.
The Hawkeyes look to turn things around in their season while continuing that trend for Northwestern in Kinnick today. As we prepare for kickoff, here’s a reminder of the details for today’s matchup:
Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 2:30 pm CT
Matchup: Northwestern Wildcats (1-6, 1-3) at Iowa Hawkeyes (3-4, 1-3)
Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
Weather Forecast: sunny with temps in the low-60s, 0% chance of rain
DraftKings Sportsbook Line: Iowa -11, O/U 37.5
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.
If you’re looking for a refresher on the details of today’s game, be sure to check out our coverage from throughout the week, starting with the Game Center.
Opponent Insight: The Butcher’s Word
Game Preview: Iowa vs. Northwestern Preview
Staff Predictions: The Pants Predicts Iowa vs Northwestern
If you’re on the go and would rather listen to Hawkeye talk, be sure to check out the BHGP podcast feed. There are three new episodes up this week already with more to come today. You can find those wherever you get your podcasts, or by clicking below.
**NEW this year: we’ll also be hosting Twitter Spaces before and after the game. Be sure to tune in to @BHGP to get live, up to date news and analysis on things like injuries, warmup reports and more starting at 8am CT. We’ll hop back on live after the final gun to do the victory polka or wallow in our sorrows with you all.**