Iowa Hawkeyes (11-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-6)
|Date & Time||Friday November 27, 2015, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +3 -- Over/Under:
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers play Friday afternoon at Memorial Stadium for the Heroes Trophy.
The Iowa Hawkeyes hope to remain undefeated while staying in the college football playoff hunt. C.J. Beathard is completing 61 percent of his passes for 2,257 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Beathard has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Matt VandeBerg and Tevaun Smith have combined for 1,027 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Henry Krieger Coble has 27 receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 208.2 yards per contest, and Jordan Canzeri leads the way with 824 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 18.5 points and 322.5 yards per game. Josey Jewell leads the Hawkeyes with 102 tackles, Desmond King has eight interceptions and Nate Meier has 6.5 sacks.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers need this win in order to become bowl eligible for an eighth straight season. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 54.7 percent of his passes for 2,560 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Armstrong has five touchdown passes in his last two games. Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have combined for 1,499 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Alonzo Moore has 21 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 170.6 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 709 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 27.7 points and 415.4 yards per game. Nate Gerry leads the Cornhuskers with 72 tackles, Joshua Kalu has two interceptions and Freedom Akinmoladun has 4.5 sacks.
The Hawkeyes are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The Cornhuskers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 Friday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
This game is just screaming upset. Nebraska has been playing decent football as of late and already has an upset under its belt with a win over Michigan State. Also, it is senior night for the Cornhuskers, and they need this game to keep their bowl streak intact. You're going to get your best performance from Nebraska. While Iowa is great defensively, a lot of things are pointing to the Cornhuskers getting this win.