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Iowa-Nebraska: Who has the edge? Series history

[ 0 ] November 24, 2011 |

WHEN IOWA RUNS THE BALL

This isn’t your father’s Nebraska’s storied Black Shirt defense. As a matter of fact, Husker league opponents rush an average of 188.3 yards a game. They’ve scored 18 touchdowns on the ground — no other rushing defense in the conference has allowed more. Iowa tailback Marcus Coker is on a roll, with seven 100-yard games and 1,297 yards.

Edge: Hawkeyes

WHEN NEBRASKA RUNS THE BALL

It’s another of those two-against-one games — two rushing threats against one Iowa rushing defense. Nebraska tailback Rex Burkhead averages 100.7 rushing yards a game, while quarterback Taylor Martinez runs for an average of 74.3 more. Combined, they have scored 23 rushing touchdowns in 11 games.

Edge: Huskers.

WHEN IOWA PASSES THE BALL

Give James Vandenberg adequate protection, and it’s usually only a matter of time before he finds Marvin McNutt or Keenan Davis running free, and that could be the case today. Nebraska has sacked conference quarterbacks 10 times, the lowest number in the Big Ten.

Edge: Hawkeyes

WHEN NEBRASKA PASSES THE BALL

This game matches Nebraska’s below-average throwing against a below-average defense against the pass. Martinez averages 166.1 yards a game, and Iowa has allowed conference opponents an average of 223.0. The Hawks are coming off a five-sack game against Purdue.

Edge: Hawkeyes

INTANGIBLES

Iowa place-kicker Mike Meyer has made just two of his last six field-goal attempts, while Nebraska’s Brett Maher is nine for his last 10, and in the midst of four successes in a row. While Memorial Stadium isn’t the largest on the Hawkeyes’ schedule, it might be the loudest if Husker fans have reason to cheer.

Edge: Huskers

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IOWA-NEBRASKA SERIES

Nebraska leads 26-12-3

1891 – Iowa 22, Nebraska 0 in Omaha

1892 – Iowa 10, Nebraska 10 in Omaha

1893 – Nebraska 20, Iowa 18 in Omaha

1894 – Nebraska 36, Iowa 0 in Omaha

1895 – Nebraska 6, Iowa 0 in Omaha

1896 – Iowa 0, Nebraska 0 in Omaha

1896 – Iowa 6, Nebraska 0 in Omaha

1897 – Nebraska 6, Iowa 0 in Council Bluffs

1898 – Iowa 6, Nebraska 5 in Council Bluffs

1899 – Iowa 30, Nebraska 0 in Omaha

1903 – Nebraska 17, Iowa 6 in Iowa City

1904 – Nebraska 17, Iowa 12 in Lincoln

1908 – Nebraska 11, Iowa 8 in Iowa City

1909 – Iowa 6, Nebraska 6 in Lincoln

1913 – Nebraska 12, Iowa 0 in Lincoln

1914 – Nebraska 16, Iowa 7 in Iowa City

1915 – Nebraska 51, Iowa 7 in Lincoln

1916 – Nebraska 34, Iowa 17 in Iowa City

1917 – Nebraska 47, Iowa 0 in Lincoln

1918 – Iowa 12, Nebraska 0 in Lincoln

1919 – Iowa 18, Nebraska 0 in Iowa City

1930 – Iowa 12, Nebraska 7 in Iowa City

1931 – Nebraska 7, Iowa 0 in Lincoln

1932 – Nebraska 14, Iowa 13 in Iowa City

1933 – Nebraska 7, Iowa 6 in Lincoln

1934 – Nebraska 14, Iowa 13 in Lincoln

1937 – Nebraska 28, Iowa 0 in Lincoln

1938 – Nebraska 14, Iowa 0 in Iowa City

1940 – Nebraska 14, Iowa 6 in Lincoln

1941 – Nebraska 14, Iowa 13 in Lincoln

1942 – Iowa 27, Nebraska 0 in Iowa City

1943 – Iowa 33, Nebraska 13 in Lincoln

1944 – Iowa 27, Nebraska 6 in Iowa City

1945 – Nebraska 13, Iowa 6 in Lincoln

1946 – Iowa 21, Nebraska 7 in Iowa City

1979 – Nebraska 24, Iowa 21 in Iowa City

1980 – Nebraska 57, Iowa 0 in Lincoln

1981 – Iowa 10, Nebraska 7 in Iowa City

1982 — Nebraska 42, Iowa 7 in Lincoln

1999 – Nebraska 42, Iowa 7 in Iowa City

2000 – Nebraska 42, Iowa 13 in Lincoln

 

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