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Hawkeyes Look to Remain Perfect Taking on Nebraska

By EFN Staff
Writer
Published: 11/26/2015

Iowa Hawkeyes (11-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-6)

Kickoff Time:
 Friday, November 27, 3:30 PM
Location: Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
TV: ABC

The No. 5 Hawkeyes have clinched a spot in the Big Ten Title game, but need to stay perfect to remain in the hunt for the College Football Playoff. Friday they face a desperate Nebraska team that needs a win to reach the 6-6 mark and earn bowl eligibility. 

Players to watch

  • Iowa receiver Matt VandeBerg leads the team with 56 receptions and 594 yards and has three touchdowns.
  • Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. ranks second in the Big Ten averaging 283.8 yards of total offense per game and has compiled 27 touchdowns this season.

Key Stats

  • Nebraska leads the all-time series 29-13-3, and is 3-1 against Iowa since joining the Big Ten.
  • Iowa has never gone through a regular season with a 12-0 record.
  • The Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten and rank fifth in the FBS with a plus-11 turnover margin.
  • Nebraska ranks 13th in the Big Ten with a minus-10 turnover margin, ahead of only Maryland.
  • Iowa is the first team since LSU in 1997 to have three running backs rush for at least 195 yards in a single game in one year (LeShun Daniels, Akrum Wadley, and Jordan Canzeri).
  • Nebraska is 3-3 at home this season.

Injuries

  • Nebraska running back Mikale Wilbon is out for the season with a knee injury.