Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-2) at Iowa Hawkeyes (7-4)
College Football: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Kinnick Stadium)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -3 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Friday afternoon in Big Ten college football action at Kinnick Stadium for the Heroes Trophy.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for their 10th victory of the season to possibly secure a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers haven’t won double-digit games since the 2012 CFB season. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 53.3 percent of his passes for 2,055 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Armstrong has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. Jordan Westerkamp and Stanley Morgan Jr. have combined for 873 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Alonzo Moore has 20 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 186.1 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 825 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 21.2 points and 345.4 yards per game. Josh Banderas leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 80 tackles, Ross Dzuris has 5.5 sacks and Kieron Williams has five interceptions.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look for their third straight victory to build on their CFB bowl resume. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won at least seven games in four straight seasons. C.J. Beathard is completing 58.2 percent of his passes for 1,730 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Beathard has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Riley McCarron and Jerminic Smith have combined for 712 receiving yards and five touchdowns while George Kittle has 19 receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 163.5 yards per contest, and Akrum Wadley leads the way with 861 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 18.6 points and 365.2 yards per game. Josey Jewell leads the Iowa Hawkeyes with 105 tackles, Jaleel Johnson has 7.5 sacks and Brandon Snyder has two interceptions.
The Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Nebraska still has a banged up Armstrong, and while the Cornhuskers were able to win last week without him, Iowa on the road is a different story. The Hawkeyes are finally starting to play like the team we expected to see in the beginning of the season and you can expect that same effort on senior day. Both of these teams are pretty much even in terms of talent, but the Iowa Hawkeyes will have the advantage at home and with so many seniors wanting to go out on top.