google-site-verification=0bx1QYafX4YUxAV2RLbOiDD2WzOMRAju_YMPZqdCR1E Iowa and Nebraska Set to Clash for Black Friday Supremacy

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Iowa and Nebraska Set to Clash for Black Friday Supremacy

The Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the annual Black Friday battle for the Heroes Trophy. The Hawkeyes, currently 9-2 on the season, are already looking ahead to the Big Ten Championship game, but they still have revenge on their minds after losing to the Cornhuskers 24-17 in Iowa City last year.

Nebraska, on the other hand, is looking to snap a three-game losing streak and become bowl eligible. The Cornhuskers are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Nebraska vs. Iowa odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 24.5, one of the lowest totals in college football history.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Nebraska's Black Friday Success: The Cornhuskers have a long history of success on Black Friday, winning 33 of their 34 games played on the day after Thanksgiving.

  • Iowa's Defensive Prowess: The Hawkeyes' defense has been a major factor in their success this season, ranking third in the Big Ten in points allowed per game (12.4) and fourth in yards allowed per game (281.4).

  • Iowa's Recent Trends: The Under has hit in each of Iowa's last six games, suggesting that Friday's game could be a low-scoring affair.


SportsLine's projection model is predicting that the game will go Under the 24.5-point total, with the teams combining for 32 points. The model is also leaning towards the Hawkeyes, giving them a 57% chance of covering the 2.5-point spread.

How to Watch the Game

The game will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan.

Additional Notes

  • Friday's game marks the 89th meeting between the two schools, with Iowa holding an 8-4 advantage in the series.

  • The Hawkeyes are 5-1 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, proving to be a real threat to disrupt Nebraska's Black Friday success.

  • The Cornhuskers will be extra motivated since Friday's game gives them another opportunity to play in a bowl game.

This is sure to be an exciting matchup between two of the Big Ten's most storied programs. Be sure to tune in on Friday to see who emerges victorious.