The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-8, 2-6) will finish the 2022 season on the road against the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-4, 5-3) in Iowa City, Iowa for a Black Friday matchup. The Huskers will be looking to play spoiler, as a Hawkeye win earns Iowa the ticket to Indianapolis for the second straight season and third time overall for the program.
The yellow and black portion of the sideline is led by one of the best defensemen in the country. Iowa is giving up just 13.5 points and 273.3 yards per game. Hawkeye’s defense has held nine of 11 opponents to 13 points or fewer this season, while scoring four defensive touchdowns.
By comparison, Iowa’s offense is the second worst in the country, just ahead of the New Mexico Lobos. Hawkeye’s offense is averaging just 253.7 yards per game and 17.5 points per game.
Friday marks the 12th straight time the teams will meet on Black Friday and Iowa has won the last seven of those meetings.
Also worth mentioning is the fact that Kinnick Stadium is still home to a ridiculously outdated and offensive trope that is both misogynistic and homophobic in regards to the visitors’ locker room decoration pattern. This stupid lore that has resulted in unbelievably horrible things being said to someone who pointed out the common sense systemic issues embedded in the very idea of Hayden Fry is long overdue for a refresh due to common sense and decency along with some moments of the psychology of common sense. But I digress and now I’m probably experiencing the wrath of Hawkeye’s homophobic fans who feel compelled to argue with me about how he’s not using a harmful stereotype about gay men and women. Back to Nebraska-Iowa.
Date and Time: November 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm CT/4:00 pm ET
Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa Capacity: 69,250
All-time series record: Nebraska leads, 29-20-3
Series in Iowa City: Nebraska leads, 10-9
As the ten great enemies: Iowa leads, 8-3
Last meeting: November 26, 2021 in Lincoln, NE, Nebraska 21-Iowa 28
Streak: Iowa, seven games
TV: The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Brandon Gaudin, analyst Jake Butt and play-by-play reporter Rick Pizzo. It can be streamed on the Sox Sports app with a login from your service provider or a streaming subscription.
Radio: Sports Huskers radio network. Audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com. The team will be: play-by-play Greg Sharpe, analyst Damon Benning and Jessica Coody on the sidelines.
Pregame and postgame shows will be hosted by Matt Coatney, Jay Foreman, Bill Doleman and Ben McLaughlin.
The transmission in Spanish will be in charge of Enrique “Kike” Morales and Oscar “El Tico” Monterroso.
The stations are Omaha (KBBX, 97.7 FM); Big Island (KLIQ, 94.5 FM)
More streaming options: The official Huskers app is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Climate: Initially, temperatures are forecast to be around 52 degrees with cloudy skies and 10 mph winds from the south. By the end of the game, temperatures are expected to drop to around 44.
Odds: According to DraftKings Sports BettingNebraska is a 10.5 point underdog with the Over/Under of 38.5.
Senior edge rusher Caleb Tannor will play in his 56th game at Nebraska on Friday. He is poised to tie the school record for games played by Cameron Meredith (2008-12). Tannor has played in every game since he came to campus in 2018.
The Nebraska-Iowa matchup has been decided by seven points or fewer each of the past four seasons. Iowa posted three-point victories on back-to-back last-second field goals in 2018 and 2019, and has won by six and seven points, respectively, over the past two seasons.
The road team has won seven of the last 10 series meetings, including UNL wins at Iowa City in 2012 and 2014.
The schools met 35 times prior to 1946, but played just six times between 1946 and 2011 when the Huskers joined the Big Ten.
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