Badger of Honor’s super official preview of Iowa Hawkeyes football in advance of the rivalry match up in Madison this weekend for Wisconsin football
Wisconsin football hosts the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-3) on Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers (9-0, 6-0) need a win to keep the perfect season alive.
Wisconsin is #8 in the College Football Playoff poll and a win could move them up. Especially given some other top teams face off this week (Notre Dame-Miami, TCU-Oklahoma).
But Iowa has given the Badgers problems in the past.
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The all time series is nearly tied with Wisconsin has a 45-43 edge along with two ties. Here is the recent series history between the Hawkeyes and Badgers:
- 2016: Wisconsin 17 Iowa 9 (Iowa City)
- 2015: Iowa 10 Wisconsin 6 (Madison)
- 2014: Wisconsin 26 Iowa 24 (Iowa City)
- 2013: Wisconsin 28 Iowa 9 (Iowa City)
- 2010: Wisconsin 31 Iowa 30 (Iowa City)
- 2009: Iowa 20 Wisconsin 10 (Madison)
- 2008: Iowa 38 Wisconsin 16 (Iowa City)
- 2007: Wisconsin 17 Iowa 13 (Madison)
- 2006: Wisconsin 24 Iowa 21 (Iowa City)
So that computes to an average margin of victory of 9.1 points per game. Wisconsin has the 6-3 edge over those last nine meetings. Interestingly, the Hawkeyes have scored 174 total points averaging 19.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the Badgers have scored 175 total points averaging out to 19.4 points per game.
So yeah, safe to say the Hawkeyes can be a tough opponent for the Badgers. And it sure looks like a race to 20 points between the teams on Saturday.