The Huskers are heading into the Heroes Game coming off of a 54-7 win against Maryland last week. In that win Nebraska accounted for 531 yards of total offense. Nebraska also held Maryland to just 200 yards of offense.
This week Nebraska faces Iowa in a Thanksgiving Friday game.
The Hawkeyes are coming off a 19-10 win against Illinois. Iowa is 8-3 on the year and is riding a two win streak coming into the game. Quarterback Nate Stanley averages 240 yards passing a game. Ihmir Smith-Marsette is his main target, as he has 654 yards and 4 touchdowns on the year. On defense the Hawkeyes are led by Kristian Welch with 70 tackles on the year.
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Date/Time: November 29, 2019, 1:30 P.M. CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska Capacity 85,458
Series Record: Nebraska leads 29-17-3. In Lincoln Nebraska leads 14-5-1. Iowa currently has a 4 game winning streak. In last year’s meeting Iowa won 31-28 in Iowa City.
TV: The game will be televised on BTN. Kevin Kugler will do the play-by-play, with Matt Millen as the analysit and Lisa Byingotn on the sidelines. It can also be streamed on the Fox Sports App with your cable or dish log in.
Radio: Huskers sports radio network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com. The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Ben McLaughlin. Satellite radio options include: XM Simulcast 195 and Sirius Simulcast 135.
Weather: Windy and rainy with a high of 43.
Odds: Iowa is favored by 5 -5.5 points.
Nebraska has played on the Friday after Thanksgiving for 30 consecutive seasons. In each of the past nine years the matchup has been against Iowa. NU played Oklahoma on Black Friday from 1990 to 1995, and Colorado from 1996 to 2010.
Before Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011, the teams met 41 times as non-conference opponents, including 14 games between 1930 and 1946. Nebraska and Iowa also met four straight years from 1979 to 1982, and the final matchups as non-conference opponents were in 1999 and 2000.
Nebraska rushed for 305 yards against Maryland, while passing for 226 yards. It marked the fifth time this season, and third time in four games the Huskers have topped 200 yards both rushing and passing.
Head Coach Scott Frost on the toughness of some of his players
“When I say they were sick, they were…coming out both sides, and we didn’t know if we were gonna have them. It says a lot about how tough they are.”
On the Hawkeyes
“We’ve got a lot of respect for their program. They’re consistent. They’re solid. They’re tough. They’re physical.”
Junior Tight End Jack Stoll on the Senior class
“I think it’s pretty obvious, they’ve been through a few coaching changes, a lot of different position coaches. A lot of guys have stuck through, grinded through. We’ve got a lot of respect for these guys. At the end of the day, we’ve got to go make sure we do everything we can, lay it all out on the field for them.”
Dicaprio Bootle on Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley
“Strong arm, big guy, big in stature, has the arm strength to make all the throws. He can make the long throw to the field, he can make the quick throws to the boundary, make the deep throws downfield. Very accurate passer. He’s a great guy.”
Collin Miller on Iowa’s disrespect of Nebraska
“Years and years we haven’t liked them, they haven’t liked us too much. We haven’t won in a couple years, so we want to bring that back and show everybody we have Nebraska’s back against Iowa and we’re here to say. It sucks those guys not respecting us. They come into Lincoln and think they can win this with ease, that it’s not even a rivalry. It definitely hurts.”