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Iowa football at Purdue: Predictions, How to watch

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz talks to an assistant coach during the Big Ten football game between Iowa and Penn State at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Penn State defeated Iowa 30-24. (Max Petrosky/Freelance)
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz talks to an assistant coach during the Big Ten football game between Iowa and Penn State at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Penn State defeated Iowa 30-24. (Max Petrosky/Freelance)

No. 16 Iowa (6-2, 3-2) is a 2.5-point underdog on the road Saturday as it tries to stay in the Big Ten West title chase against Purdue (4-4, 3-2).

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

Predictions

Marc Morehouse — We spent Friday night in Kokomo. The song is not about this Kokomo, but thanks for trying. Iowa 34, Purdue 24

Mike Hlas — Directions to West Lafayette: Drive to Lafayette. Turn west. Iowa 28, Purdue 27

Jeff Johnson — Following Nate Stanley’s cue from Tuesday, I kept my hands in the front pockets of my hoodie the entire time I wrote these picks, so you will not know if I’m injured. Iowa 35, Purdue 24

Beth Malicki — I ran into one of my competitors in these Pick ’Ems at a local coffee joint. Our banter consisted solely of our stress about this weekly task of being pithy and charming in The Gazette. Iowa 33, Purdue 26

Ben Visser — Purdue super fan Tyler Trent’s story has taken over the college football world, and rightfully so. Call me a prisoner of the moment. Purdue 24, Iowa 21

Todd Brommelkamp — This game looked a lot more intriguing a week ago. Purdue 24, Iowa 16

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Pregame reading

Play Action: Iowa-Purdue pregame analysis

Feature: Enter Phil Parker’s dojo, you better come correct

Hlas column: Boiler Up? In Iowa? Yes, to a degree

Purdue’s Rondale Moore takes the Big Ten by storm as a true freshman

Mailbag: Avoiding the self-inflicted is where Nate Stanley should start

Fun Facts, Iowa-Purdue: ‘First Man’ edition

Brandon Smith happy to have Five Guys around, continues to emerge as Iowa receiver

Nate Stanley’s thumb, confidence under the microscope going into Purdue

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