Kickoff Time: 6:00 CT
Television: Big Ten Network
Radio:ESPN Radio 1000, WNUR Radio
There's an old saying that you throw out records in a rivalry game. In recent years, Northwestern and Iowa have brought us thrilling down-to-the-wire games. Both the Wildcats and Hawkeyes have struggled throughout the season, but a win could catapult either team to winning ways. It should be another exciting game.
Got your number Both Pat Fitzgerald and Kirk Ferentz had a hard time explaining it: five Wildcat wins in six years, three consecutive wins, and three straight wins in Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes are hoping to end their funk against the Wildcats on Saturday. It will be an electric atmosphere in Iowa City.
Got Your Number
Getting off the schnide Northwestern has dropped three consecutive games—each one as gut-wrenching as the last one. The Wildcats hope to get off the schnide on Saturday. The team has built up a positive attitude, even despite the losing streak. They hope that translates to a win.
The Versatile Venric
If you were expecting to see Venric Mark playing linebacker last week, you're either Pat Fitzgerald, or you're lying. Mark likely won't be playing any linebacker against the Hawkeyes, but he may continue to see a unique role on offense. Mark worked in as a receiver and running back last week. How much Mark will we see on Saturday?
Mark Of All Trades
Fantastic freshman NU freshman wide receiver Christian Jones has made an early impact at Northwestern, becoming a go-to guy for quarterback Dan Persa. Jones is expected to start in Saturday's game—his first career start. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound receiver hopes he can continue to contribute in the offense.
Jones Catches On