Nebraska’s 2022 season comes to an end on Friday in Iowa City, Iowa. The Huskers are set to face off with the Iowa Hawkeyes for the annual Black Friday matchup.
Friday’s game will mark the 53rd all-time meeting between Nebraska and Iowa. It is also the 12th matchup between the two since Nebraska joined the Big Ten Conference in 2011. The Huskers currently hold a 29-20-3 lead in the all-time series. Iowa, on the other hand, holds an 8-3 advantage since Nebraska joined the Big Ten. Nebraska last defeated Iowa in 2014 with a win over the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium.
Nebraska-Iowa football TV channel, time, live stream
TV Channel: Big Ten Network
Time: 3 p.m. CT
Date: Friday, Nov. 25
Live stream: FOX Sports (with TV provider)
Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to the game on the new Huskers Radio Network. Internet radio, as well as a Spanish broadcast, will be available at Huskers.com.
Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
Weather: It’s November and the day after Thanksgiving could easily be filled with cold, snow and wind. However, this Friday is looking quiet and relatively mild in Iowa City for the‘ matchup with Iowa.
Nebraska-Iowa football picks, odds
The line: Iowa -10.5
(per the VI Consensus)
Nebraska heads into Friday’s matchup with a 3-8 overall record (and a 2-6 mark in Big Ten Conference play). The Huskers most recently fell 15-14 to Wisconsin last Saturday.
Closing out games is something that Nebraska interim head coach Mickey Joseph said is a priority heading into this matchup.
“I’ve got to do a better job of getting them to close people out,” Joseph said after the loss to Wisconsin. “That’s going to come with maturity.”
In fact, Nebraska has led in nine of its 11 games so far this season but has only won three of those games.
As for Iowa, the Hawkeyes come into Friday’s matchup having won four straight games to put themselves in position to win the Big Ten West (and make the trip to the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 3). The Hawkeyes currently stand at 7-4 overall and 5-3 in Big Ten play,
Iowa boasts one of the nation’s top defense, allowing just 13.5 points and 273.3 yards per game. The Hawkeye defense had held nine of 11 opponents to 13 or fewer points this season and has scored four defensive touchdowns.
“They do a good job on the defensive side of the ball,” Nebraska quarterback Casey Thompson said earlier in the week. “That is obviously credit to the coaches and players. Just from watching, they are very physical. They do a good job. They are really involved in the run game and do a good job tackling.”
Nebraska and Iowa battle for the Heroes Trophy on Friday, marking the 12th consecutive meeting between the two programs. Iowa has won the previous seven meetings in the season. Most matchups between Nebraska and Iowa in recent seasons have been close, with the Hawkeyes winning by a touchdown or less in the pass four meetings.
What does Saturday hold for the two teams? Only time will tell.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.