The Wildcats host the #20 Iowa Hawkeyes today in a classic 11 a.m. Ryan Field showdown. NU is a significant underdog to Iowa, as Kirk Ferentz’s team is favored by nine.
Expect a lot of solid defense in this one, as both teams enter the game with defenses that have been much more successful than their offensive counterparts.
UPDATE: Jesse Brown and Trae Williams are both dressed. This is Brown’s first game back from injury while Williams was active last week but did not play.
Aidan Smith will also be the starting quarterback.
UPDATE: With 14:05 remaining, the game has been picked up by ESPN2. Northwestern forced a three-and-out on the opening drive.