Iowa football faces its biggest game of the season Saturday on the road in Minnesota. The stakes are extremely high in the battle for Floyd this year. The Hawkeyes are currently in a four-way tie for first place in the Big Ten West Division, sharing a spot with their upcoming opponents.
The Golden Gophers are 7-3, with a 4-3 conference record after their recent 31-3 win over Northwestern. This game will be critical in the race for the division title.
Iowa enters the game on a hot streak, winning their last three matchups. They find themselves in the thick of the division chase, despite feeling out of it just a few weeks ago. They’ve looked more akin to the team promised before the season, defeating both Purdue and Wisconsin by more than two scores.
Minnesota also enters Saturday’s game on a three game win streak, fresh off wins against Rutgers, Nebraska, and Northwestern. They faced a similar situation as Iowa, overcoming a midseason skid to enter their name back in the West division hat.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck is looking to finally change his fortunes against Kirk Ferentz and finally earn his first victory against Iowa. He is currently 0-5 against Ferentz, the Gophers themselves winless in their last seven matchups.
It will be a cold, windy affair in Minneapolis. Temperatures will hover around the low tens, with wind speeds projected to reach as high as 17 miles per hour. This is the epitome of late-season Big Ten football weather. The Gophers are currently 5-1 on the season at home.
Here’s how fans can watch and follow the game versus Wisconsin.
How to watch
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Time: 3 p.m. CT
TV Channel: Fox
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
Hawkeye Radio Network: Listen
Tim Brando, play-by-play
Spencer Tillman, color analyst
Hawkeye Radio Network:
Gary Dolphin, play-by-play
Ed Podolak, color analyst
Rob Brooks, sideline reporter
Iowa: wide receiver Arland Bruce, undisclosed, questionable for Saturday; wide receiver Jackson Ritter, undisclosed, out for season; linebacker Jestin Jacobs, undisclosed, out for season; cornerback Jermari Harris, out for season; wide receiver Keagan Johnson, lower body, out indefinitely;
Minnesota: wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell, knee, out for season; tight end Nathan Jones, undisclosed, out indefinitely; quarterback Tanner Morgan, upper body, questionable for Saturday; tight end Sam Pickerign, foot, out indefinitely.
Players to Watch
Passing leader: Spencer Petras, 141-of-251 (56.2%), 1,495 passing yards, five touchdowns, five interceptions
Rushing leader: Kaleb Johnson, 118 rushes, 610 rushing yards (5.2 per carry), five touchdowns
Receiver leader: Sam LaPorta, 49 receptions, 506 receiving yards (10.3 per catch), one touchdown
Passing leader: Tanner Morgan, 103-of-153 (67.3%), 1,324 passing yards, seven touchdowns, five interceptions
Rushing leader: Mohamed Ibrahim, 238 rushes, 1,261 rushing yards (5.3 per carry), 18 touchdowns
Receiver leader: Brevyn Spann-Ford, 31 receptions, 374 receiving yards (12.1 per catch), two touchdowns
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