Northwestern (4-3, 0-3 Big Ten) at Iowa (4-3, 1-2); 11 a.m. (BTN)
Series record: Iowa leads 47-24-3
Line: Iowa by 4
WHAT'S AT STAKE
A win puts Iowa one victory shy of bowl eligibility with four games remaining. Northwestern needs to turn its season around after dropping three straight league games.
Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian vs. Iowa's secondary. The Wildcats are likely going to find it tough to run the ball against Iowa's stout rush defense without star Venric Mark. It'll be up to Siemian to make some plays against the Hawkeyes defensive backs.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Northwestern. WR Tony Jones. He caught eight passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in last week's loss to Minnesota.
Iowa: RB Mark Weisman. The Chicago-area native has just 61 yards in his last two games and is due for a big game after rushing for at least 100 yards four times in Iowa's first five games.
FACTS & FIGURES
Iowa has lost four of five to Northwestern and three out of four in Iowa City...The Wildcats are 18-11 on the road since 2008...Northwestern has allowed 22 sacks, the most in the Big Ten...Iowa is tied with No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Florida State with just two rushing touchdowns allowed.