Saturday, November 28, 2015

GameDay Saturday: Who will Iowa play in the Big Ten Championship Game on 12/5?

Iowa senior #33 Jordan Canzeri ran for 140 yards and two B1G runs for touchdowns
in a 28-20 Hawkeye win over Nebraska.

Iowa City, IA -- Iowa 28, Nebraska 20Jordan Canzeri broke long touchdown runs on back-to-back series in the third quarter, and #3 Iowa completed its first perfect regular season in 93 years with a 28-20 victory over Nebraska on Black Friday. As one of two remaining unbeaten teams, they'll head to next week's Big Ten Championship game in the middle of the College Football Playoff race.

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The Big Ten Conference wraps up the 2015 regular season on Rivalry Saturday. Iowa is one half of the 2015 Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis on December 5th. #5 Michigan State is in the driver's seat with a win, while the winner of the #8 Ohio State @ #10 Michigan game need help from Penn State in East Lansing.

  • Indiana at Purdue 11:00 am on BTN - for Old Oaken Bucket in West Lafayette; second B1G win of season for winner of today's game!
  • Maryland at Rutgers 11:00 am on BTN - the Terrapins have locked up the cellar, so playing simply for pride on the road in New Brunswick.
  • #8 Ohio State at # 10 Michigan 11:00 am on ABC / espn3 - Former Iowa QB Jake Rudock leads his Wolverines, as coach Jim Harbaugh seeks first win over the Buckeyes' Urban Meyer.
  • Penn State at #5 Michigan State 2:30 pm on ESPN - The Spartans need to take care of business on Senior Day; earn a win ... they are in next Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game.
  • Illinois vs. #16 Northwestern (Chicago) 2:30 pm on ESPNU - Will Illinois interim coach Bill Cubit earn the head coaching job for the next two years and a bowl game with a win at Soldier Field? Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald seeking his second 10-win season in his tenth season.
  • Wisconsin at Minnesota 2:30 pm on BTN - The Golden Gophers have not won in the series, since 2013 and have lost 18 of the last 20 in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Ax.

End of the Paul Rhoads era @ Iowa State

  •  Iowa State at West Virginia 11:00 am on FS1 - The Cyclones won the first go around in 2013 in 3 OT to close out Rhoads first 3-9 season. A win would conclude a 4-8 season for ISU, against a bowl-bound Mountaineers team in 2015 ...

Games with College Playoff implications, as #19 TCU knocked off #7 Baylor in overtime on Friday night in Ft. Worth.
  • #1 Clemson at South Carolina 11:00 am on ESPN - The Tigers are one win away from a perfect 12-0 regular season, while the Gamecocks have an interim coach and a new era beginning in the near future, in 2016 ... upset alert?
  • #2 Alabama at Auburn 2:30 pm on CBS - The Crimson Tide can have the wheels fall off, if they don't beat their rival and Ole Miss ties them for the SEC West division ...
  • #14 North Carolina at North Carolina State 2:30 pm on ABC / ESPN2 / espn3 - The Tar Heels are heading to the ACC Championship Game, but Wolf Pack can spoil their undefeated conference season. 
  • #22 UCLA at USC 2:30 pm on ABC / ESPN2 / espn3 - The winner wins the Pac 12 South and will face Stanford in the Pac 12 Championship Game ...
  • Vanderbilt at Tennessee 3:00 pm on SEC Network - The Volunteers were the last team to knock off Iowa in the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl, but it was Iowa who made the perfect run through the 2015 regular season, after the Volunteers rolled the Hawkeyes 45-28 ...
  • UConn at #25 Temple 6:00 pm ESPNU - Bob Diaco's bunch knocked off Navy last Saturday and they can knock the Owls out today. One non-Power 5 team will earn a birth in a New Year's Day bowl.
  • #13 Florida State at #12 Florida 6:30 pm on ESPN - The Seminoles are out in the ACC, but they can spoil any Gators hope for a College Football Playoff spot today, with a win ...
  • #6 Notre Dame at #9 Stanford 6:30 pm on FOX - The Fighting Irish are playing for a birth, but the Cardinal have a great opportunity to get through the back door, if the right upsets occur, starting with what they have in front of them.
  • #3 Oklahoma at 11 Oklahoma State 7:00 pm ABC - The Bedlam game in Stillwater, as OU can clinch the Big 12 title today, with a win over the Cowboys, as coach Bob Stoops looks to get in the College Football Playoff in 2015.

NCAA FCS First Round Playoffs begin today, with the Panthers hosting in Cedar Falls ...
  • G8: Western Illinois at Dayton 11:00 am on ESPN Extra / espn3
  • G1: Fordham at Chattanooga 12:00 pm on ESPN Extra / espn3
  • G2: The Citadel at Coastal Carolina 1:00 pm on ESPN Extra / espn3
  • G4: Southern Utah at SHSU 2:00 pm on ESPN Extra / espn3
  • G5: SDSU at Montana 2:00 pm on ESPN Extra / espn3
  • G3: Colgate at New Hampshire 2:30 pm on ESPN Extra / espn3
  • G7: Duquesne at William & Mary 2:30 pm on ESPN Extra / espn3
  • G6: Eastern Illinois at Northern Iowa 4:00 pm on ESPN Extra / espn3

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