Iowa vs Northwestern Preview

Iowa takes on Northwestern as they open Big Ten play in Kinnick Stadium this weekend. Check out 6 questions with the HN Staff, a look at the stats, the simulation, and more in the HN Preview Package.

Northwestern Wildcats 4-0 (0-0)
Iowa Hawkeyes 3-1 (0-0)

Television: ESPN Classic

Interesting Notes (AKA, stuff to make you sound cool at your tailgate)

  • Iowa holds a 46-20-3 edge in the series against Northwestern, including 21 straight wins from 1974-1994.
  • This will be the first time Iowa has played Northwestern in Setepember since 1978. Iowa won that game 20-3.
  • With his win last weekend, Pat Fitzerald moved to .500 as a head coach, 14-14.
  • The 1981 Northwestern squad is one of only 31 teams to give up more than 500 points in a season. That year, Iowa defeated the Wildcats 64-0, one of two 64-point losses on during their 0-11 campaign. Their head Coach? Dennis Green. (Yes, that Dennis Green)

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