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Iowa at Nebraska (What to expect)

Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by in Iowa Football

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

To get you all ready for Friday’s game between Iowa and No. 22 Nebraska, I put together a list of things you ought to know before these two face off at Memorial Stadium.

At the end, I’ll provide what I think are three keys to an Iowa victory.

Iowa Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-3) at No. 22 Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-3, 4-3)

Memorial Stadium; Lincoln, Neb.

Nov. 25, 2011

11 a.m. Central

TV: ABC (Bob Wischusen, Bob Davie, Jeannine Edwards)

Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (Gary Dolphin, Ed Podolak, Rob Brooks)

Weather: 53 degrees

Brendan’s Three Keys to the Game:

1. Stop the run

Nebraska’s duo of Rex Burkhead and Taylor Martinez enters as the fourth and eighth-leading rushers in the Big Ten this season, averaging a combined 175 yards per game on offense. If they get it going on the ground, it could be a long day for the defense.

2. Capitalize in the red zone

The team that does better in the red zone will win this game, period.

3. Remember what’s at stake

There might not be a division title to play for any longer, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a big game. Iowa has to lay it out on the line in order to win.

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