Iowa vs. No.18 Wisconsin - How To Watch And What You Need To Know

Iowa vs. No.18 Wisconsin - How To Watch And What You Need To Know

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Iowa vs. No.18 Wisconsin - How To Watch And What You Need To Know

No.18 Wisconsin (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten) vs. Iowa (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)

Date/Time – Saturday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. CT

Stadium – Kinnick Stadium (69,250/FieldTurf)

Television – FOX (Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft)

Radio – Wisconsin Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Sirius 135, XM 196.

Online – You can also tune in online with FutboTV (try it for free).

Series – Wisconsin leads 46-43-2 (Iowa leads 24-19-1 in Iowa City)

Point Spread – Wisconsin by 3.5

Last Meeting

MADISON, Wis. — Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on its stifling defense to overcome four turnovers and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson’s two defensive touchdowns in a 38-14 win over the Hawkeyes. The win allowed the Badgers to clinch a trip to the conference title game as West Division champions.

Leon Jacobs recovered two fumbles — one returned for a score — and fellow linebacker T.J. Edwards had an interception for the Badgers, who shut down an Iowa offense that had overwhelmed Ohio State a week earlier.

The Hawkeyes were held to 66 total yards — the fewest ever allowed by the Badgers to a Big Ten opponent — a week after gaining 487 yards and scoring 55 points against Ohio State. Iowa went 0 of 13 on third down and had just five first downs all day. A miserable first half ended with just 15 yards and one first down for the Hawkeyes.

Jackson scored on interception returns of 43 and 52 yards, the latter coming with 11:18 left in the third quarter to get the Hawkeyes within 17-14.

League-leading rusher Jonathan Taylor had 157 yards on 29 carries. Alex Hornibrook was 11 of 18 for 135 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. Pryor had a 25-yard touchdown run and a 12-yard touchdown catch.

Series Notes

With 91 all-time meetings, Iowa is the third most-played rival in UW history. The Badgers have faced Minnesota 127 times — the most played rivalry of any FBS teams — and Northwestern 99 times.

Wisconsin has won 7 of its last 10 meetings with Iowa, dating back to 2006.

Wisconsin holds a 7-5 lead in the series since the Heartland Trophy debuted in 2004.

UW is 12-7 against Iowa since breaking an 18-game winless streak against the Hawkeyes in 1997. From 1977 to ’96, Wisconsin was 0-17-1 against Iowa.

The winner of the Iowa-Wisconsin matchup has gone on to represent the West Division in the Big Ten Championship Game in each of the first four seasons of the league’s East-West divisional split (Wisconsin, 2014, ’16, ’17; Iowa, ’15).

Wisconsin Notes to Consider

The Badgers have won 15 straight regular-season Big Ten games, dating back to 2016, the longest conference win streak in school history

Wisconsin’s defense has been particularly stingy away from home under Paul Chryst, allowing just 13.9 points per road game over the last 4 seasons (2015-18), the best mark of any FBS team. Alabama ranks No. 2 over that span, giving up 16.2 points per game on the road.

Jonathan Taylor has averaged 152.0 rushing yards in six true road games in his career. That’s the best mark of any FBS player on the road over the last two seasons. Boston College’s A.J. Dillon (136.0) ranks No. 2 on that list, with FAU’s Devin Singletary (134.7) at No. 3.

The Badgers have won 17 of their last 18 trophy games with rivals Iowa (Heartland Trophy), Nebraska (Freedom Trophy) and Minnesota (Paul Bunyan’s Axe), dating back to 2010. Wisconsin swept those rivals in three of the previous four seasons, including each of the last two years.

Iowa Notes to Consider

The Hawkeyes have 12 sacks in the first three weeks of the season, second most in the Big Ten (Penn State, 13) and tied for third in the country. DE A.J. Epenesa leads the team with four sacks. He is tied for the Big Ten lead and tied for fourth in the NCAA.

Iowa has allowed a total of 25 rushing yards over the last two games, and leads the Big Ten and ranks second in the country in total defense (209.0 yards per game). Iowa is second in the Big Ten and NCAA in rushing defense and (42.0). The Hawkeyes allow just 1.5 yards per carry, second in the Big Ten (Michigan State, 1.3) and third in the country.

Quarterback Nate Stanley is 11-5 as Iowa’s starter. He has won five straight and owns an 8-2 record at Kinnick Stadium. His numbers at home include 20 TDs, 6 INTs, and 1,935 yards passing.

Iowa is playing its second of four trophy games Saturday. The Hawkeyes are 11-2 in their last 13 trophy games. Iowa defeated Iowa State, 13-3, to win the Cy-Hawk trophy for the fourth straight year Week 2.

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