Iowa at Northwestern: 11/6/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

Iowa at Northwestern: 11/6/21 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Bryon Houlgrave/The Register / USA TODAY NETWORK

Northwestern Wildcats (3-5) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2)

Game Info: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Ryan Field)

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The 22nd ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to Ryan Field to take on the Northwestern Wildcats this Saturday night in College Football action.

The 22nd ranked Iowa Hawkeyes lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 6-2 on the season after being defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers, 27-7, this past Saturday. Iowa once again struggled on the offensive end and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 20-0 margin. Iowa was outgained by Wisconsin by a 270-156 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Hawkeyes was WR Sam LaPorta who had 3 receptions for 44 yards.

On the season, Iowa is averaging 25.4 ppg on 291.5 total yards per game (186.5 passing yds/g; 105.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Iowa has been led by RB Tyler Goodson who has 613 rushing yards & 5 TD on 149 carries while also hauling in 19 receptions for 182 yards & 1 TD. QB Spencer Petras has completed 58.4% of his passes for 1426 yards, 9 TD, & 6 INT. The top receiving threats for the Hawkeyes have been Sam LaPorta (31 rec, 376 yards, 2 TD), Nico Ragaini (20 rec, 269 yards, 1 TD), & Keagan Johnson (8 rec, 214 yards, TD).

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Defensively, Iowa is holding their opponents to an average of 16.1 ppg on 297.3 total yards per game (198.0 passing yds/g; 99.3 rushing yds/g).

The Northwestern Wildcats lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 3-5 on the season after being defeated by the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 41-14, this past Saturday. Northwestern struggled on both ends of the field and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 20-7 margin. Northwestern was outgained by Minnesota by a 442-241 margin and committed 1 turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Wildcats have been RB Evan Hull who had 107 rushing yards on 15 carries.

On the season, Northwestern is averaging 19.0 ppg on 340.3 total yards per game (181.4 passing yds/g; 158.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Northwestern has been led by RB Evan Hull who has rushed for 750 yards & 5 TD on 116 carries while also hauling in 16 receptions for 116 yards & 1 TD. Northwestern has used multiple QB’s this season and have recently been going with Andrew Marty who has completed 65.6% of his passes for 244 yards, 4 TD, & 0 INT. The top receiving threats for the Wildcats have been Stephon Robinson Jr. (30 rec, 425 yards, 2 TD), Malik Washington (28 rec, 351 yards, 2 TD), & Bryce Kirtz (19 rec, 203 yards).

Defensively, Northwestern is allowing their opponents to an average of 27.1 ppg on 420.5 total yards per game (191.0 passing yds/g; 229.5 rushing yds/g).

The Hawkeyes are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road. The Huskies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games, however, are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 November games.

This is a low total, however, I can’t trust either of these offenses as the Hawkeyes have only been able to put up 14 points over their last two games with Northeastern comes into this game ranked 119th in scoring offense. I think there is just as good as a chance for as many defensive TD’s in this game as we could see on the offensive end as because of that, I’m rolling with the Under. Good Luck!

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