November 1, 2013

The Breakdown

For the first time since 2010, the Hawkeyes and the Badgers will meet on the football field. That also means the Heartland Trophy will be on the line Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium. For the Hawkeyes, a win would mean being bowl eligible. For the Badgers a win means they keep their hopes of potential BSC game alive and well.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

KICKOFF: 11:06 a.m CT at Kinnick Stadium
TICKETS: A limited number of single seats are still available.
TV: ABC-TV, with reverse mirror coverage on ESPN2.
ANNOUNCERS: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, and Shannon Spake.
LAST MEETING: Wisconsin won 31-30 in Iowa City.
WEATHER: High in the low 50's with winds up to 15 mph from the NW.
THE LINE: Game opened, Wisconsin by 7. Now up to 9.5.
THE HISTORY: This series is as close as you can get. Iowa has 42 wins. Wisconsin has 42 wins. There have been two ties in the history of this series. Iowa holds a 24-16-1 advantage in this series when the games are played at Kinnick Stadium. Kirk Ferentz is 6-6 against Wisconsin. This will be the first time that new Wisconsin coach Gary Anderson has faced the Hawkeyes since arriving in Madison.

THE BREAKDOWN

Iowa rushing offense vs. Wisconsin rush defense

It could be rough sledding for the Iowa run game on Saturday as they once again face a very stiff test on the ground. Wisconsin comes in allowing just 87.8 yards per game on the ground. The Badgers 3-4 defense has been stingy all season long and have not allowed a 100 yard rusher all season.



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