Northwestern maybe unranked but they can defeat an Iowa team who had been dwindling their offense and defense in their last couple of games. Iowa Hawkeyes was nearly defeated by Indiana last week 18-13 and three weeks ago they were defeated by Wisconsin, 31-30.
Northwestern has three more games left and two of those against ranked teams in the Big Ten. Aside from the game today they will be facing another Big Ten powerhouse Wisconsin on November 27. The Wildcats has the power to defeat rivals in the Big Ten but it seems they are executing the play at a bad timing and are allowing other teams to outmatch them. Their first game against a ranked team, then number 7 Michigan State resulted in defeat 35-27.
The big lesson had been shared to Iowa when they were defeated last year by the same team they are facing today. Way back November 7, 2009, Iowa plays host to unranked Northwestern and during that time they were undefeated at 9-0. During the football game Iowa committed four turnovers and lost their quarterback Ricky Stanzi for the rest of the regular season to an ankle injury. Northwestern defeated them 17-10.
Between Iowa and Northwestern previous games, the later has won four of their last five games however, the visiting team has won the last four. I am predicting that Northwestern will once again defeat Iowa in this game.
As we await the game updates from the Iowa vs Northwestern game let us watch this Video Blog as Northwestern’s Justan Vaughn talks about suffering a concussion in last week’s game.