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Iowa football vs. Northwestern: TV channel, live stream, start time, predictions

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson (15) runs after catch in front of Purdue linebacker Jaylan Alexander (36) during the fir
Iowa running back Tyler Goodson (15) runs after catch in front of Purdue linebacker Jaylan Alexander (36) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Michael Conroy/Associated Press)

It’s a strange home-opening Saturday for the Iowa football team. No fans (other than the players’ parents). A cool last day of October. A Big Ten opponent. But it’s Hawkeye football at Kinnick Stadium nonetheless.

Can Iowa (0-1, 0-1) rebound against Northwestern (1-0, 1-0) after a season-opening loss to Purdue in this shortened season?

Find all the viewing details, plus our staff picks here.

Iowa vs. Northwestern game details

Kickoff time: 2:35 p.m. CT

TV: ESPN

Live stream: ESPN.com

Mobile stream: Download the ESPN app

Radio: WMT-AM 600, KXIC-AM 800 [Complete list of affiliates]

Satellite radio: Sirius XM 202

Listen online: TuneIn

Follow on Twitter: @jeje66, @Hlas, @GazetteOnIowa

Iowa vs. Northwestern predictions

Mike Hlas — Jim Chipokas, a lifelong avid supporter of the Hawkeyes, St. Louis Cardinals and Cedar Rapids, died this week. His complaining phone calls to me after Iowa lost a football game will be missed, almost as much as his laughter and kindness. Iowa 31, Northwestern 21

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Jeff Johnson — I originally predicted here that Purdue would beat Iowa last week but changed it with the Rondale Moore not-playing news. Honest I did! Iowa 23, Northwestern 19

J.R. Ogden — There are too many “trophy games,” but this has become a heck of a rivalry. Iowa 28, Northwestern 25

Ben Visser — It’s impossible to know what to expect for a first game during a pandemic. I’m sure Iowa’s figured some stuff out. Iowa 24, Northwestern 17

Beth Malicki — With seven additional weeks to prepare, this home opener should include the most darling appetizers and goody bags. Because if I had seven more weeks to prep for a big event, say a wedding, that’s what I’d add. Iowa 24, Northwestern 21

Todd Brommelkamp — Wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Avoid 0-2 starts. Some things are just common sense. Iowa 23, Northwestern 21

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