The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-8, 2-6) will end the 2022 season away against the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-4, 5-3) in Iowa City, Iowa for a Black Friday matchup. The Huskers will attempt to play the spoiler, as a Hawkeye win will punch Iowa’s ticket to Indianapolis for a second straight season and third overall for the program.
The yellow and black section of the touchline is led by one of the best defenses in the country. Iowa is giving up just 13.5 points and 273.3 yards per game. The Hawkeye defense has held nine of 11 opponents to 13 points or fewer this season, while scoring four defensive touchdowns.
In comparison, Iowa’s offense is the second-worst in the country, just ahead of the New Mexico Lobos. The Hawkeye offense averages just 253.7 yards per game and 17.5 points per game.
Friday marks the 12th consecutive Black Friday the teams have met, and Iowa has won the last seven of those meetings.
Also worth noting is the fact that Kinnick Stadium continues to be home to a ridiculously outdated and obnoxious apparition that is both misogynist and homophobic as far as the dressing room decoration pattern goes. This stupid tradition that has resulted in incredibly horrific things being said to someone who has pointed out the systemic common sense problems rooted in the idea of Hayden Fry is long overdue for a refresher carried out by common sense and decency along with a few moments of common sense psychology. But I digress, and I’ll probably now face the wrath of homophobic Hawkeye fans who feel compelled to argue with me about how it doesn’t use a harmful stereotype about gay men and women. Back to Nebraska-Iowa.
Appointment time: November 25, 2022 at 3:00 PM CT/4:00 AM ET
Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa Capacity: 69,250
Turn up: FieldTurf
All-time serial record: Nebraska leads, 29-20-3
Series in Iowa City: Nebraska leads, 10-9
As Big Ten Enemies: Iowa leads, 8-3
Last meeting: November 26, 2021 Lincoln, NE, Nebraska 21-Iowa 28
winning streak: Iowa, seven games
TV: The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with play-by-play hosted by Brandon Gaudin, analyst Jake Butt and sideline reporter Rick Pizzo. It can be streamed on the Sox Sports App with a login from your service provider or a streaming subscription.
radio: Husker’s sport wireless network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com. The crew consists of: play-by-play Greg Sharpe, analyst Damon Benning and Jessica Coody on the sidelines.
Pre- and post-game shows will be hosted by Matt Coatney, Jay Foreman, Bill Doleman and Ben McLaughlin.
The Spanish show will be carried by Enrique “Kike” Morales and Oscar “El Tico” Monterroso.
Stations are Omaha (KBBX, 97.7 FM); Grand Island (KLIQ, 94.5 FM)
More streaming options: The official Huskers app is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Weather: At kick-off, the temperature is forecast to be around 52 degrees, with overcast skies and 10mph winds from the south. Temperatures are expected to drop to around 44 by the end of the game.
opportunities: Corresponding DraftKings SportsbookNebraska is a 10.5-point underdog with a 38.5 over/under.
Senior edge rusher Caleb Tannor will play his 56th game Friday in Nebraska. He will tie the school record for games held by Cameron Meredith (2008-12). Tannor has played in every game since arriving on campus in 2018.
The duel between Nebraska and Iowa has been decided by seven points or fewer in each of the last four seasons. Iowa had three points wins on back-to-back last-second field goals in 2018 and 2019, winning by six and seven points respectively in the last two seasons.
The road team has won seven of the last 10 meetings of the series, including UNL victories in Iowa City in 2012 and 2014.
The schools met 35 times prior to 1946 but only played six times between 1946 and 2011, when the Huskers joined the Big Ten.
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