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Iowa Hawkeyes at Northwestern Wildcats: Game Thread

The Hawkeyes are set to take to Wrigley Field to face off with the Northwestern Wildcats.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 21 Minnesota at Iowa
The Hawkeyes are back on the field after a week off.
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It’s been two weeks since the Iowa Hawkeyes lost to Minnesota in Kinnick and now they’re finally set to take to the field again. The Hawkeyes are in Chicago to face off with the Northwestern Wildcats inside the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.

The matchup inside this historic environment comes with another bit of history as the Hawkeyes and Wildcats enter with the lowest over/under point total in Vegas history. It’s a reflection of the reality that is Iowa’s worst-ranked offense in the country, as well as their incredible defense.

The Wildcats aren’t exactly lighting the world on fire either. Despite putting up 33 points in a comeback win vs Maryland a week ago and 37 in a win vs Minnesota, Northwestern is averaging less than 22 points per game on the season.

So, which struggling offense can find its way today? Will we see a repeat of two weeks ago with the Hawkeyes falling flat on their face in the running game while Deacon Hill looks lost in the pocket? Or will it be the Hawkeye defense which steals the show once again and stymies the Northwestern offense?

We’re about to get our answers as the Hawkeyes and Wildcats face off in Wrigley.

Here’s a quick reminder on the details for today’s matchup:

Date: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 2:30 pm CT
Matchup: Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2, 3-2) at Northwestern Wildcats (4-4, 2-3)
Location: Wrigley Field- Chicago IL
Streaming: Peacock
Preliminary Weather Forecast: cloudy with temps in the low-50s, 10% chance of rain
DraftKings Sportsbook Line: Iowa -4.5, O/U 30.5

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.

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Go Hawks!