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Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview and Prediction

Jordan Canzeri

Jordan Canzeri

The road to the Big Ten West division title runs through Evanston on Saturday, as head coach Kirk Ferentz' unbeaten No. 17 Iowa Hawkeyes take their show on the road against Pat Fitzgerald's No. 20-ranked Northwestern Wildcats.

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The two teams arrive at Ryan Field from very different outings last Saturday, as Iowa was thrown into a buzz-saw but survived 29-20 on the strength of their defense against a much-improved Illinois team, while the Wildcats saw their team absolutely dismantled 38-0 against the newest Big Ten East power in the Michigan Wolverines.

Iowa leads the all-time series against Northwestern 49-24-3 dating back to 1897, including winning three of the last four meetings.

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