Iowa expects a battle when they visit Nebraska Friday to close the season.
The Huskers are 3-8 but have been involved in a number of near misses.
That’s Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta. The Hawkeyes need a win to keep their division title hopes alive and it would give them a 10-win season.
Iowa running back Tyler Goodson says the Hawkeyes have a challenge.
Iowa freshman receiver Keegan Johnson is set for his return home when the 17th ranked Hawkeyes play Nebraska. Johnson has emerged as Iowa’s top wideout with 16 catches, including two for touchdowns. He is a native of Bellevue, Nebraska.
Getting Johnson was a huge recruiting coup for the Hawkeyes and Johnson says it came down to where he felt most comfortable.
Johnson says he has been pleased with his freshman season.
The Iowa defense will be preparing for Nebraska and adjusting to a new quarterback. Nebraska starter Adrian Martinez will miss the game with an injured shoulder and freshman Logan Smothers will get the start.
That’s safety Kaevon Merriweather who says Smothers is a threat to run.
Linebacker Seth Benson says the Hawks will need to adjust to Smother’s strengths.