Iowa City, IA - - The Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0 B1G West) return to Big Ten action, after back to back road games, with Indiana (3-2, 0-1 B1G East) for Homecoming. Will we see an unusual defensive score today or will the points continue to fly?
The Hawkeyes - Hoosiers are known for points at Kinnick Stadium, as Iowa has scored 31 points or more in all games under Kirk Ferentz, except for the 38-20 loss in 2007, at Kinnick Stadium. Indiana scores at least 21 points during the same period.
The game will come down to Iowa's defensive strength against Indiana's spread running attack.
Keys to win:
1. Explosive plays are very important today on Homecoming.
3. Staying ahead on downs, winning at the line of scrimmage
5. Special teams
Iowa is the physical opponent, while Indiana likes to play fast, using tempo, especially on the ground and with vertical attack.
The Hawkeyes should win, but Indiana has found ways to make it very competitive, during both Ferentz and during Hayden Fry era.
Our pick: Iowa 31, Indiana 21 on Homecoming at Kinnick Stadium.