IOWA CITY, Iowa - Some teams might underestimate Northwestern. It seems unlikely that Iowa will be one of them.
The Wildcats have won five of the last eight meetings in the series. Despite a 1-7 Big Ten mark a year ago, Northwestern took the Hawkeyes (5-3) to overtime at Kinnick Stadium before falling 17-10.
Iowa plays host to the Wildcats again on Saturday (11 a.m. CT, BTN) in a West Division showdown. The Hawkeyes sit at 2-1 in league play while Northwestern is at 2-2. Both programs are coming off a bye week.
"I think a lot of people make the mistake of maybe living in the past. I mean, since '95 these guys have been really good. They've got a proud tradition, and they play like they have a proud tradition, so they're a good program, excellent program," Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said.
See what else Ferentz and his players had to say about this week's match-up in this HITV compilation video: