We are 24 hours away from the last regular-season game of the Iowa football season. Here are the quick game-time notes you need to know versus Nebraska.
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! Second of all, are you ready for the final game of the Iowa football team’s season?
You better be because we’ve got a good one as the Hawks travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to take on the 5-6 Cornhuskers in the annual Heroes Game series, a series the Hawks have handled pretty well since its inception.
Unfortunately, we may not see as much offense as some fans would like, but if we’re being honest, Iowa football fans haven’t seen much offense all season except for Lou Groza Award finalist Keith Duncan kicking field goals at a record-breaking rate. That’s because the weather looks about as nasty as you would expect for a late-November game in the midwest.
So, more so than usual, expect a low-scoring game, one in which Action Network expects the Hawks to win with the line currently at -5.5. for the Hawks on the away field.
Despite the bad weather, one thing the Iowa football team won’t have to worry about is the health of their team, as they are almost completely back, barring any late setbacks for playmaking wide receiver Brandon Smith.
On Nebraska’s side, they too are dealing with injuries, and one, in particular, stands out. Freshman sensation Wan’Dale Robinson has been out since the Purdue game on November 2nd, but if he is able to play, it will be a huge plus for the Huskers as his versatility is impressive.
For those of you unable to attend the game in Lincoln, you can catch the game on The Big Ten Network with kickoff taking placing at 1:30 Central Standard Time. A win here and a few losses could have some big implications in the College Football Playoff rankings and ultimately with what bowl game the Iowa football will head to.
So with that, tune in tomorrow for an exciting game, and let’s go Hawks!