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Iowa vs. Illinois preview: Time, TV, live stream, line, predictions

Hawkeyes take on Illini in home finale

Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Nico Ragaini (left) is congratulated for scoring a touchdown on a pass reception for 21 yards during the first quarter of their Big Ten Conference football game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Nico Ragaini (left) is congratulated for scoring a touchdown on a pass reception for 21 yards during the first quarter of their Big Ten Conference football game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

It’s senior day at Kinnick Stadium as the 17th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes (7-3, 4-3) close the home portion of their regular season against the Illinois Fighting Illini (6-4, 4-3) in a Big Ten West football game.

Here are our predictions, plus details on how to watch and listen.

Did you know ... Iowa’s senior class has a record of 32-17, including 19-8 at Kinnick Stadium?

Predictions

Line: Iowa -15

Marc Morehouse — A classic KF two-score milker. Iowa 27, Illinois 17

Mike Hlas — I wouldn’t miss this game for the world. But only because I don’t want the world. Where would I put it? Iowa 42, Illinois 21

Jeff Johnson — Yes, Illinois Coach Lovie Smith’s real first name is Lovie. It’s Lovie Lee Smith, to be specific. Iowa 28, Illinois 17

Beth Malicki — It’s that time of year again. Time to craft awkward emails and texts to my relatives trying to gently reject their invitations to travel during the holidays. Iowa 31, Illinois 17

Ben Visser — Lovie Smith finally has Illinois headed in the right direction. Still ... Iowa 24, Illinois 14

Todd Brommelkamp — Lovie Smith. Three-hour tour. Something something coconut radios. Don’t mind me, it’s the cold medicine talking. Iowa 31, Illinois 14

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Pregame links

Illinois at No. 17 Iowa: The Big Analysis

Iowa-Illinois football rivalry: No epics, no trophy, no sellout

The Hawkeye Paulsens: From Climbing Hill, Iowa, to Kinnick Stadium

All of a sudden, Illinois football got competitive

Fun Facts: Iowa football vs. Illinois, Rose Bowl Tavern edition

Despite never being a starter, Devonte Young stuck it out at Iowa for 4 years and found his niche

Iowa Hawkeyes enter the emotional zone of senior day and goodbyes

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Iowa football: 5 Things to know about Illinois

Watch, listen live

Time: 11 a.m.

TV: BTN

Live stream:Fox Sports Go

Radio: WMT-AM 600, KXIC-AM 800, KKRQ-FM 100.7 [Statewide listings]

Listen online:TuneIn

Follow:@marcmorehouse,@Hlas,@jeje66,@GazetteOnIowa

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