Kickoff: Friday, 12 p.m. ET (ABC)
Spread: Nebraska by 15.
Watchability: Expect to see lots of red at Kinnick Stadium the day after Thanksgiving. The Cornhuskers need only a win over the floundering Hawkeyes to secure the Legends Division title and earn a berth in the Big Ten championship game. Iowa, however, has a chance to play spoiler against its rival at home.
Shining stars: Nebraska -- QB Taylor Martinez is one of the top players in the league. The junior has completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 2,420 with 21 touchdowns against eight interceptions. The elusive passer also has rushed for 792 yards with eight touchdowns on 140 carries this season. Iowa -- RB Mark Weisman . The sophomore was slowed by injuries earlier this season but managed to rush for 63 yards while catching three passes for 11 yards and a touchdown against Michigan last week. Weisman has rushed for 724 yards and eight touchdowns on 130 carries this season.
Who could steal the show: Nebraska -- LB Will Compton has a team-high 93 tackles, including six for loss. But it doesn't stop there. He also has been strong in pass coverage with seven passes defended. Compton can also rush the passer. He has three sacks and three quarterback hits this season. Iowa -- LB Anthony Hitchens has emerged as one of the top players at his position in the conference. The junior has 114 tackles this season, including 50 solos, to go with 5.5 tackles for loss and a sack.
Magic number for Nebraska: 17. Wins in 23 day-after Thanksgiving games for Nebraska since 1990. The Cornhuskers are 5-1 against Oklahoma, 11-4 against Colorado and 1-0 against Iowa in such games.
Magic number for Iowa: 6. Games decided by three points or fewer for the Hawkeyes this season, the most in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Iowa is 2-4 in such games.
The game comes down to: Can Iowa stop the run? The Hawkeyes are yielding a stunning 158.6 yards per game on the ground as they have allowed 15 rushing touchdowns this season. They must be much better to contain a Nebraska ground game ranked eighth in the country, amassing 256.9 rushing yards per game.
Prediction: Nebraska 52, Iowa 21
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