The Indiana Hoosiers will travel to Iowa City this weekend for a Big Ten clash with the Iowa Hawkeyes, who prevailed 41-31 over Northwestern last Saturday.
Indiana has lost four straight games, including last weekend's lopsided 59-7 setback against Wisconsin. Three of the last four Hoosier losses have been against Big Ten opponents, and Indiana has been outscored 100-27 in its last two games. Indiana's only win has come against FCS opponent South Carolina State, and the road doesn't get any easier in the next three weeks with Iowa, Northwestern and Ohio State on the slate.
After falling to Penn State on October 8th in a low-scoring slugfest, the Hawkeyes responded with a thrilling 41-31 win over Northwestern in a high scoring shootout. The next two matchups are manageable for Iowa, with games against Indiana and Minnesota. The Hawkeyes will host Michigan and Michigan State in back-to-back games in early November.
Game date, time: 12:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 22nd
Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
TV channel: Big Ten Network
Spread: Iowa favored by 23
Series history: Iowa leads, 41-27-4
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