Nebraska has plenty to play for in Friday’s regular season finale at Iowa. A victory would keep the Huskers Big Ten West title hopes alive, clinch their first 10 win season since 2012 and be their third straight in Kinnick Stadium in what coach Mike Riley calls a budding rivalry.
“The guys in this program see them as a constant competitor for this western division”, said Riley. “Every game will be big and the rivalry part will be great for all the fans.”
The Hawkeyes are 7-4 after wins over Illinois and second ranked Michigan. Iowa has thrown for less than 100 yards in each of the past two games and has been riding the running back tandem of LeShun Daniels and Akrum Wadley.
“We have got two guys we have confidence in and the best thing is they compliment each other well”, said Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. “They are different yet they can kind of play off of each other a little bit. There is certainly room for both.”
Kickoff in Iowa City is 2:30p.m. The game will be televised by ABC.