Iowa Shares Perspective on Huskers

Nebraska comes to Kinnick Stadium Friday to renew the Heroes Game rivalry with the Hawkeyes. Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz and his players told us what they expect to see from the Huskers in this match-up.

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Fans might take Nebraska lightly as it comes to town dragging a two-game losing streak. The Hawkeyes can't fall into that trap.

Iowa plays host to the Huskers Friday in the Heroes Game at Kinnick Stadium (11 a.m., ABC). Nebraska holds a 2-1 advantage against the Hawkeyes since joining the Big Ten.

Iowa topped the Huskers, 38-17, in Lincoln last Black Friday. Add that to Nebraska getting blown out, 59-24, at Wisconsin two weeks ago, and there might be a false sense of security in Hawkeye Land.

"Nebraska is a good team," Iowa Tight End Ray Hamilton said. "As far as what happened in that game, it's football. We've watched games that they've won, too, that they've kicked some people's butts."

The Huskers feature one of the conference's most dynamic stars in running back Ameer Abdullah. Their defensive line boasts power inside and a disruptive force off the edge in end Randy Gregory.

"They're a good bunch of four guys," Hawkeye Quarterback Jake Rudock said. "We'll have our hands full. We'll just have to have good communication so we know where we're going to have good blocking assignments."

Watch what else the Hawkeyes had to say about their expectations for the Nebraska game in this compilation video featuring Coach Kirk Ferentz, Defensive Tackle Carl Davis and others:

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