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Iowa Hawkeyes College Football Betting

Iowa Hawkeyes College Football Betting

Two years ago, the Michigan State Spartans and then-head coach Mel Tucker were on a roll. Sparty enjoyed an 11-win season. And Tucker was rewarded with a $95 million contract. But Tucker was unable to handle his success. Tucker was fired last week after an investigation revealed he had an inappropriate relationship with a rape survivor that served as a team counselor. The Iowa Hawkeyes will host Michigan State on Saturday night. Last week at Penn State, Iowa was exposed as the pretenders they are.

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Michigan State Spartans +12

Iowa Hawkeyes -12

Total 37

Iowa Hawkeyes Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, September 30, 2023, the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten will host the Michigan State Spartans of the Big Ten at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA. Kickoff time is 7:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on NBC and Peacock.

Last game, the Michigan State Spartans lost 31-9 against the Maryland Terrapins as 7-point home dogs. The game went under the total of 51.5. Michigan State has a record of 2-2 straight up, 2-2 against the spread, and 1-3 over/under the total. Michigan State ranks 77th for total offense, 42nd for passing, 111th for rushing and 94th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 82nd overall, 96th against the pass, 67th against the rush, and 66th for points allowed. Also, MSU ranks 99th for fewest turnovers lost and 76th for takeaways.

Michigan State has dropped its first two games under interim coach Harlon Barnett. Head coach Mel Tucker was suspended on September 10 pending the results of an outside investigation into a USA Today report that alleged he sexually harassed activist and rape survivor Brenda Tracy during a phone call last year. The school announced Monday that Tucker will be fired without compensation for misconduct involving Tracy.

Barnett and his players addressed concerns about the mood in the locker room. After the game, Barnett said he asked his players if anyone felt like they wanted to leave.

After giving up a school-record 713 yards to Washington last week, the Spartans’ defense, which has little depth, has been hit with injuries. It was missing three defensive starters in cornerback Charles Brantley, linebacker Jacoby Windmon, defensive lineman Khris Bogle, and key backups Marqui Lowery Jr. and Dre Butler.

Iowa Hawkeyes Weekly Recap

Last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes lost 31-0 against the Penn State Nittany Lions as 14-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 37.5. Iowa has a record of 3-1 straight up, 2-2 against the spread, and 1-3 over/under the total. Iowa ranks 130th for total offense, 125th for passing, 104th for rushing and 108th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 41st overall, 30th against the pass, 75th against the rush, and 28th for points allowed. Also, Iowa ranks 125th for fewest turnovers lost and 106th for takeaways.

The Hawkeyes were short-handed on offense without their top offensive weapon, tight end Luke Lachey, and two of their top three rushers. Lachey is out for the season. Penn State’s defense forced four turnovers to lead the seventh-ranked Nittany Lions past No. 24 Iowa. Iowa only had four first downs to Penn State’s 27. Iowa QB Cade McNamara was 5 of 14 for 42 yards. He was sacked three times and hurried six more.

2023 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule

Sep 2 vs. Utah State W 24-14 1-0
Sep 9 at Iowa State W 20-13 2-0
Sep 16 vs. Western Michigan W 41-10 3-0
Sep 23 at Penn State L 0-31 3-1
Sep 30 vs. Michigan State - -
Oct 7 vs. Purdue - -
Oct 14 at Wisconsin - -
Oct 21 vs. Minnesota - -
Nov 4 at Northwestern - -
Nov 11 vs. Rutgers - -
Nov 18 vs. Illinois - -
Nov 24 at Nebraska - -

The Iowa Hawkeyes have a proud tradition and one of college football's most passionate and devoted fan bases. Iowa has 13 conference championships and five division titles. They won the national championship in 1921, 1922, 1956, 1958, and 1960.

Howard Jones, Forest Evashevski, Hayden Fry, and Kirk Ferentz are legendary coaches that are on the Iowa Mt. Rushmore.

Ferentz took over for Fry in 1999 and led the Hawkwe4yuees to four top-9 or better finishes from 2002 through 2009. In recent years, Iowa has been a consistent top-25 program.

Fans have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of game-breaking talent on the Hawkeyes. Iowa is in the second tier of Big Ten contenders. And fans are running out of patience.

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2023 College Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Baylor Bears
Clemson Tigers Colorado Buffaloes Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs Illinois Fighting Illini
Iowa Hawkeyes Kansas State Wildcats LSU Tigers
Miami Hurricanes Michigan Wolverines Mississippi Rebels
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina Tar Heels Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers Penn State Nittany Lions
South Carolina Gamecocks TCU Horned Frogs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tulane Green Wave UCLA Bruins USC Trojans
Utah Utes Washington Huskies Wisconsin Badgers

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