Tomorrow is the annual Heroes Game matchup between the Iowa football team and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Here is the last minute info you need to know.
While most of us are likely stuffing our faces today with family in celebration of Thanksgiving, the Iowa football team is rearing up for their regular season finale versus the Nebraska Cornhuskers. This Black Friday Heroes Game rivalry has been a tradition since Nebraska’s entrance into the Big Ten, and since it has begun, Iowa has mostly dominated.
The Iowa football program obviously hopes to do the same thing this year, but they will have their work cut out for them against the tantalizingly talented, yet consistently under performing team from Nebraska. Scott Frost’s team started out with a ton of potential, but faltered early in the season leaving them without a shot at a postseason bowl at this point, but that doesn’t mean they have given up on their season as evidenced by last week’s grind of a game against Michigan State where Nebraska prevailed in the end to win 9-6.
If you choose to watch the game from home, I don’t blame you. The weather doesn’t appear to be particularly ideal for Friday’s matchup. Mid-40’s and a high chance of rain is predicted for this late-November matchup.
Similar to last week, we will not be seeing Shaun Beyer or Max Cooper, and we are likely to not see starting fullback Brady Ross in the matchup.
As expected those outages don’t really move the needle in Nebraska’s favor in Vegas’ eyes. As it stands right not according to oddsshark.com, Iowa is a 9-point favorite against Nebraska, and the over/under is set at 53.5 points. If you are a betting man, keep in mind that Iowa is 6-3 against the spread in their last ten while Nebraska is 3-6 in their last ten.
If Iowa can win these three key matchups, I do expect them to have a double-digit win to cap a somewhat disappointing season on a high note.