Northern Iowa Vs. Iowa Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 01: Members of the Iowa Hawkeyes including (L-R) Damon Bullock #32, Austin Blythe #63 and Ray Hamilton #82 celebrate a win over of the Northern Illinois Huskies at Soldier Field on September 1, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Iowa defeated Northern Illinois 18-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to put last week's loss behind them when they host Northern Iowa on Saturday.

The Iowa Hawkeyes (1-1) host the Northern Iowa Panthers (1-1) on Saturday as they attempt to bounce back from last week's tough 9-6 loss to rival Iowa State. The Panthers have already put a scare into one Big Ten team this season, as they lost by just five points to Wisconsin on Sept. 1. They also came close to knocking off Iowa State in 2011.

The Hawkeyes are going to need to find more offense if they hope to avoid any trouble from the Panthers. Against Iowa State, the Hawkeyes managed to tally just 304 total yards and averaged a meager 4.3 yards per play. The offense was even worse in the team's season opener against Northern Illinois.

Northern Iowa's offense, on the other hand, acquitted itself well against Wisconsin -- the Panthers averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was actually a bit better than what the Badgers averaged. So they could certainly pose a challenge to the Hawkeyes on Saturday.

Game time, TV channel: 3:42 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

Point spread: N/A

For news, discussion and more: For more on Hawkeyes football, visit Iowa blog Black Heart Gold Pants, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire.

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