The Wisconsin Badgers will hit the road in Big Ten conference play to face the Iowa Hawkeyes in a week ten NCAA college football game set for Saturday afternoon.
Start time from Iowa is set for 12PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC TV.
The point spread from this Big Ten battle has the road side Wisconsin Badgers favored by -9 ½ points with the total lined at 48 1/2 points.
Wisconsin enters play off the bye week. They improve to 5-2 on the 2013 campaign after a 56-32 road victory to the Illinois Fighting Illini as a -14 ½ point betting favorite. The game total landed over 55 points. Wisconsin jumped out to the 21-0 first half lead.
The team gained 478 yards offensively with 289 on the ground for over 6 yards per carry. Joel Stave completed 16 of 21 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. The Badgers had no turnovers and forced two from Illinois. It was a nice game on the ground for Melvin Gordon who ran for 142 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns. Defensively they give up 391 yards to the Illinois offense with 72 rushing yards on 29 carries.
Iowa broke a two game losing streak to improve to 5-3 on the year following a 17-10 home victory in overtime to the Northwestern Wildcats as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The game total finished at under 53 ½ points. The Hawkeyes nearly blew a 10-0 first half lead as Northwestern forced overtime.
The Hawkeyes offense was able to gain 305 yards with 136 running for over 3 yards a carry. The team won the turnover battle by a +1 margin. Jake Rudock hit on 19 of 27 passes for 169 yards with a touchdown and pick. On defense Iowa allowed Northwestern 329 yards with only 104 yards passing.