Big 10 Game Preview: #25 Iowa @ Wisconsin

By EFN Staff
Published: 10/01/2015

#25 Iowa Hawkeyes (4-0) @ Wisconsin Badgers (3-1)

Kickoff Time: Saturday, October 3, 12:00 PM
Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin

For the first time in six years, #25 Iowa visits Wisconsin as a 4-0 team. The Hawkeyes face a tough task however, as the Badgers have won 10 straight home games and are 71-7 at Camp Randall since the start of the 2004 season.

Players to watch

  • Hawkeyes quarterback C.J. Beathard has passed for 962 yards and accounted for nine touchdowns (six passing, three rushing). The junior is undefeated in his five career starts.
  • Badgers running back Taiwan Deal rushed for a career-best 147 yards and two touchdowns against Hawaii last week. The freshman's effort was the 36th 100-yard rushing performance by a Badger in their last 31 games

Key Stats

  • Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has 119 wins in Big Ten play, tying Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez for ninth in conference history.
  • Hawkeyes senior running back Jordan Canzeri, who entered the season with two rushing touchdowns in 29 career games, is tied for fourth nationally with eight rushing scores this season.
  • Iowa joins Navy as the only FBS school yet to allow a rushing touchdown.
  • The Hawkeyes have scored on 15-of-16 trips to the red zone, including 14 touchdowns.
  • The Badgers have won nine straight trophy games against Big Ten foes. 
  • Wisconsin senior linebacker Joe Schobert is tied for the national lead in tackles for loss with 9.5, and is fourth nationally with six sacks.
  • The Badgers have held three straight opponents without a touchdown and have allowed a total of 3 points over their last three games.
  • Opponents’ average starting field position against Wisconsin is their own 20.5 yard line – the best mark by any FBS team.