It’s game day once again and for the first time in the 2022 season, the Iowa Hawkeyes wake up this Saturday morning in a different state. The Hawkeyes are set to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in their first road game of this young season when they open Big Ten conference play in week four.
Iowa is coming off its first comfortable win of the season, a 27-0 victory over the Nevada Wolfpack in a game that lasted more than seven hours and into the wee hours of last Sunday morning. Hawkeye fans enjoyed fireworks, both literally and figuratively. Iowa’s offense finally got going in a sense with a pair of long TD runs from Kaleb Johnson and the three longest plays of the season.
Now the Hawkeyes are looking to build on that performance as they go into the Big Ten game against a Rutgers program they’ve only met twice before. The Knights enter the conference with a perfect 3-0 record and averaging nearly 35 points per game, thanks in large part to a 66-point explosion against Wagner.
As we prepare for kickoff, here’s a reminder of the details of today’s matchup:
Date: Saturday, September 24
Weather: 6:00 p.m. Central Time
Match: Iowa Hawk Eyes (2-1, 0-0) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-0, 0-0)
Location: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, NJ
Updated weather forecast: temperatures in the low-60s, 1% chance of rain
DraftKings sports betting line: Iowa-8, O/U 34
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If you’re looking for a refresher on today’s game details, be sure to check out our coverage from all week, starting with Game Center.
Pairing to watch: Tory Taylor vs. Adam Korsak
Statistics to see: Rutgers Rush Defense
Game Preview: Iowa Football vs Rutgers Preview
Staff predictions: Those pants predict Iowa at Rutgers
If you’re on the go and prefer to listen to Hawkeye talk, be sure to check out the BHGP podcast. There are already three new episodes this week and more to come today. You can find them wherever you get your podcasts, or by clicking below.
**NEW this year: We’ll also be hosting Twitter Spaces before and after the game. Be sure to tune in @BHGP for live, up-to-the-minute news and analysis on things like injuries, warm-up reports and more starting at 8am CT. We’ll be back up live after the final shot to do the victory polka or wallow in our sorrows with you all.**