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Big Ten tilt: Michigan chases playoff bid, title vs. Iowa

Dec. 02, 2021 13:30 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa opened this season as the trendy pick to finish second in the Big Ten West. Michigan was unranked in the preseason poll and wasn't even supposed to contend for the East Division title. So much for predictions. Two of the...

Petras back as starting QB for Iowa in Big Ten title game

Nov. 30, 2021 17:00 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Spencer Petras will be the starting quarterback when No. 15 Iowa plays second-ranked Michigan in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday night. Petras was listed first on the depth chart released at the start of the week, and coach Kirk Ferentz...

Hutch for Heisman? Jim Harbaugh stumps for Michigan star DE

Nov. 29, 2021 18:00 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hutch for Heisman? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is stumping for defensive end Aidan Hutchinson to win the Heisman Trophy after he starred in a win over Ohio State that put the second-ranked Wolverines in the Big Ten championship game and national...

No. 17 Iowa's rally deals Huskers another heartbreaking loss

Nov. 26, 2021 19:03 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Iowa once again did what Nebraska has been unable to do all season, and that's why the Hawkeyes own at least a share of a Big Ten West title and the Cornhuskers head into winter off their worst year since 1957. Spencer Petras ran for a 2-yard...

Huskers seek breakthrough to ruin No. 17 Iowa's West hopes

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is looking for a happy ending to a disappointing season. And nothing would make the Cornhuskers happier than beating No. 17 Iowa on Friday to end a six-game losing streak in the border battle. The Huskers (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten) might as well...

No. 17 Hawkeyes will try for 7th straight win over Nebraska

Nov. 24, 2021 15:47 PM EST

No. 17 Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 16 CFP) at Nebraska (3-8, 1-7), Friday at 1:30 p.m. EST (Big Ten Network). Line: Iowa by 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Nebraska leads 29-19-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Hawkeyes' Johnson is next Nebraskan out to knock off Huskers

Nov. 23, 2021 19:27 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has owned the series against Nebraska in the 10 years since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten, and recruits the Hawkeyes pulled out of the state immediately to their west have played major roles in the run. Four Nebraskans have been Iowa...

Jones' kick return lifts No. 18 Iowa past Illinois 33-23

Nov. 20, 2021 19:48 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Charlie Jones ran the length of the field, and then kept running. Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 18 Iowa’s first touchdown and the Hawkeyes went on to beat Illinois 33-23 on Saturday. Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) was...

Without Bielema, Illini out to end No. 18 Iowa's dominance

Nov. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa-Illinois football rivalry is nothing like it was decades ago. The 18th-ranked Hawkeyes head into Saturday's home game on a seven-game win streak in the series. Illinois’ last win came in 2008, and the teams didn’t play again until...

Ferentz not shutting door on Petras' return for No. 18 Iowa

Nov. 16, 2021 17:31 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alex Padilla is set to make his second straight start at quarterback when No. 18 Iowa hosts Illinois this week. That doesn't mean the Hawkeyes have moved on from Spencer Petras. Coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday he'll have to...