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Iowa football at Illinois: Predictions, How to watch

Iowa defensive end Matt Nelson celebrates with linebacker Jack Hockaday after a quarterback sack against Northwestern last week at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Iowa defensive end Matt Nelson celebrates with linebacker Jack Hockaday after a quarterback sack against Northwestern last week at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Iowa (6-4, 3-4) is a 14.5-point favorite Saturday as it tries to snap a three-game losing streak at Illinois (4-6, 2-5).

Here are predictions, pregame links and TV, radio and streaming details for the game.

Predictions

Marc Morehouse — Maybe a win will help drain the drama. Iowa 38, Illinois 17

Mike Hlas — I picked Iowa to win the previous three weeks. I also sold my Apple stock when it was $4 a share. Iowa 29, Illinois 28

Jeff Johnson — Everyone seems to have an opinion on Noah Fant’s playing time and targets. Even Malicki. Ask her what she thinks. Iowa 38, Illinois 14

Beth Malicki — My husband was out of town for one night and it will take me at least a week to recover. My kids ate nothing but crescent rolls and no one did homework. I may have cried twice. Iowa 41, Illinois 17

Ben Visser — Hopefully Kirk Ferentz can find a way to use his specialists. Iowa 28, Illinois 14

Todd Brommelkamp — Why can’t this game be the one buried on the Longhorn Network today? Iowa 27, Illinois 13

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Pregame links

Feature: Tristan Wirfs grew up smiling, and Mount Vernon smiled back

Play Action: Iowa-Illinois analysis

Illinois struggles mightily on defense

Mailbag: Iowa’s next appearance in the Big Ten title game will be ...

Fun Facts, Iowa-Illinois: The lovelytheband edition

The Key West kid, Mekhi Sargent comes to Iowa to achieve football dreams

To get Noah Fant the ball, he has to be on the field

Quick Slants: Ihmir Smith-Marsette is one of the nation’s elite kick returners

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