Iowa Hawkeyes (8-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (4-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 7, 2015, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +6 -- Over/Under:
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Indiana Hoosiers square off Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look to remain undefeated by winning their fifth straight road game. C.J. Beathard is completing 60 percent of his passes for 1,598 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Beathard has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Matt VandeBerg and Tevaun Smith have combined for 715 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Henry Krieger Coble has 18 receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 201.3 yards per contest, and Jordan Canzeri leads the way with 698 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 15.3 points and 287.6 yards per game. Cole Fisher leads the Hawkeyes with 67 tackles, Desmond King has seven interceptions and Nate Meier has 6.5 sacks. Jordan Canzeri and Ike Boettger are questionable.
The Indiana Hoosiers look to snap a four-game losing streak to get a game above a .500 record. Nate Sudfeld is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 2,049 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Sudfeld has seven touchdown passes in his last two games. Ricky Jones and Simmie Cobbs Jr. have combined for 1,201 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Mitchell Paige has 31 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 180.6 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 787 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 37.3 points and 508.6 yards per game. Marcus Oliver leads the Hoosiers with 68 tackles, Jonathan Crawford has two interceptions and Nick Mangieri has seven sacks. Zander Diamont and Isaac James are questionable.
The Hawkeyes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games. The Hoosiers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye week and 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
I know Indiana can put up points, but the Hoosiers also can't stop anybody. Also, Iowa's defense is one of the best in the country. Not sure why this line is slow low, but I'll gladly take it and not ask questions. The Iowa Hawkeyes are legit, while Indiana is solid offensively but terrible on defense. Iowa rolls here.