Score Iowa Hawkeyes 35-27 Indiana Hoosiers in 2015 NCAA Football
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This is Josh Eastern signing off from Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. Stay tuned to VAVEL for my recap of the game and more College Football coverage. Thanks for following along!

Iowa keeps their undefeated season alive as they move to 9-0

Indiana falls to 4-5 on the season and 0-5 in conference play

FINAL: Iowa Hawkeyes 35, Indiana Hoosiers 27

Iowa will take a knee and this game is over

4th (0:52): Daniels carries for a 1 yard loss. Indiana calls their final timeout of the game

4th (1:28): Beathard keeps on the bootleg and gains 11 yards for an Iowa first down

Iowa calls timeout with 1:34 left in the 4th quarter

4th (2:17): Daniels carries for 1 yard. 2nd down

Indiana had a great chance at recovering the onside kick, but it goes Iowa's way. They will take over 1st and 10 from the Indiana 49

Here comes the onside kick from Indiana

Nate Sudfeld has now broken the record for TD passes at IU with 49

10 plays, 76 yards in 2:14

With 2:14 to play in the 4th quarter, Iowa leads Indiana 35-27

PAT by Oakes is good

TOUCHDOWN HOOSIERS!!!! Sudfeld to Cooper!

Indiana has it 4th and 9 from the Iowa 11 yardline needing a TD to stay in the game. This is the ballgame if they don't get this

Timeout Iowa. It is their first of the half

4th (2:28): Sudfeld's pass is dropped by Cobbs at the goal line. 4th down

4th (2:34): Sudfeld incomplete for Cobbs. 3rd and 9 from the 11

4th (2:51): Redding rushes for 1

4th (2:58): Sudfeld to Redding for 10. 1st down

4th (3:17): Howard carries for a first down. 1st and 10 from the 22

4th (3:38): Howard carries for no gain. 4th down

4th (3:47): Sudfeld looking for Cobbs is incomplete. 3rd down and 1 from the 24

4th (4:01): Howard rushes for 9 yards. 2nd down

4th (4:06): Sudfeld looking for Cobbs down the sideline. Pass interference on Iowa. 1st and 10 for IU at the 33

4th (4:21): Sudfeld to Paige for 28 yards

4th (4:28): Paige returns Kidd's 43 yard punt to the Indiana 24. 1st down

That interception by Sudfeld was the first turnover by either team in the game

4th (4:38): Daniels carries for 1 yard and Indiana calls timeout. It will be 4th down for Iowa and they will punt

4th (4:43): Daniels carries for 4 yards. Indiana calls their first timeout of the half. 3rd and 3 coming up for Iowa from the 36

4th (5:16): Daniels carries for a few, but there is a holding penalty on Iowa which is declined by Indiana. 2nd and 7 from the 32 for Iowa

That is King's 8th INT of the year which leads the country

4th (5:21): INTERCEPTION. Sudfeld is picked off by Desmond King down at the Indiana 29 yard line. Iowa ball

4th (5:41): Sudfeld to Cobbs for 12. 1st down from the 40

4th (5:59): Howard for 3 yards. 2nd down

4th (6:03): Touchback on the kickoff and Indiana will start on their own 25

Iowa QB CJ Beathard has had a great ballgame today. 19-31 with 233 yards and a TD through the air. He has run for one as well

8 plays, 60 yards in 3:10 on the scoring drive from Iowa

With 6:03 to go in the game it's Iowa 35, Indiana 20

The PAT by Koehn is good

TOUCHDOWN IOWA!! Beathard to Kittle for 10 yards

4th (6:42): Daniels carries for no gain. 2nd down

4th (7:14): Beathard complete to VandeBerg for a 24 yard gain and an Iowa first down. 1st and 10 from the 11

4th (7:51): Daniels carries for 1 yard. 2nd down

4th (8:20): Daniels pushes the pile for a first down. 14 yard gain to the 36

4th (8:56): Beathard complete to Krieger Coble for 10 and an Iowa first down at the 50

4th (9:01): Beathard's pass incomplete. Big 3rd down

4th (9:06): Beathard takes another shot down field, but it is incomplete. 2nd down

Iowa will take over 1st and 10 from their own 40. Big possession in this ballgame. Can IU's defense get a stop?

4th (9:13): Desmond King calls for a fair catch at the Iowa 40 yard line after a 42 yard punt by Toth

4th (9:53): Sudfeld is sacked by Niemann and Bower. 4th down and the Hoosiers will punt

4th (10:00): Sudfeld's pass is dropped by Corsaro. 3rd down

4th (10:04): Sudfeld throws incomplete looking for Jones. 2nd down

Iowa fans making some noise

4th (10:07): Koehn's kick is downed in the endzone. Indiana will take over at the 25

Indiana in a danger zone now. Similar thing happened at Michigan State 2 weeks ago where the lost control of the game in the 4th quarter. We'll see what Sudfeld and this Hoosiers offense has

9 plays, 75 yards in 3:15 on the scoring drive for Iowa

With 10:07 to go in the 4th quarter, Iowa leads Indiana 28-20

The PAT by Marshall Koehn is good

TOUCHDOWN IOWA!!!! LeShun Daniels from 1 yard out

4th (11:38): Daniels carries for 2 yards to the 1. 2nd down

4th (11:08): Beathard to VandeBerg down to the 3 yard line for 30 yards. 1st and goal from the 3

4th (11:37): Beathard complete to Kreiger Coble for 11 yards and first down

4th (11:43): Beathard throws incomplete looking for VandeBerg in the endzone. 2nd a 10 from the 44

4th (12:12): Beathard throws to VandeBerg for 12 yards and a first down at the IU 44

4th (12:54): Mitchell carries for 4 yards. 3rd down and 11 from the 44

False start on Iowa. 2nd and 15 from the 40 now for Iowa

4th (12:58): Beathard throws incomplete to Kittle. 2nd down

It is a 15 yard hands to the face penalty on Indiana. It will be 1st and 10 for Iowa from the 45.

4th (13:18): Beathard complete to Smith. There is a flag

4th (13:22): Griffin Oakes' kick sails out of the endzone and Iowa will starts 1st and 10 from the 25

Has to sting a little bit for the Hoosiers to just come out of that drive with 3 points. Nonetheless, getting points was good as now Indiana needs just a field goal to take the lead with 13:22 to go.

17 plays, 80 yards in 6:07 on that scoring drive for Indiana

With 13:22 to go in the 4th quarter, Iowa leads Indiana 21-20

4th (13:22): Griffin Oakes knocks through a 28 yard field goal

4th (13:27): Sudfeld scrambles around, but throws incomplete. 4th down

4th (14:14): Majette carries fro 2 yards. 3rd and 8 from the 10

4th (14:19): Sudfeld throws incomplete looking for a screen. 2nd down from the 12

4th (14:35): Howard carries to the 12 for a 1st down

4th (14:54): Howard carries for 7 yards. 3rd down

The 4th quarter will get underway with Indiana taking over 2nd and 8 from Iowa's 34 yard line

Iowa leads Indiana in total yards 327-314

Iowa leads Indiana in TOP 24:58 to 20:02

Jordan Howard leads all rushers with 138 yards on the ground on 16 carries

End of the 3rd quarter: Iowa 21, Indiana 17

3rd (0:16): Redding for 3 yards to to the 23

3rd (0:33): Redding carries it all the way down to the 36 for 16 yards. 1st down.

3rd (1:00): Redding carries for 5. 2nd and 5

3rd (1:18): Sudfeld scrambles for 8 yards and an IU first down

3rd (1:53): Redding carries for 3 yards. 3rd and 7 from the 35

3rd (1:58): Sudfeld's pass is incomplete. 2nd down from the 32

3rd (2:16): Howard carries for 3 yards. 1st down

3rd (2:51): Howard carries for 4 yards to the 29. 3rd and 1

3rd (3:25): Howard carries for 5 yards. 2nd down and 5

3rd (3:57): Sudfeld complete to Howard for a first down. 1st and 10 from the 20

3rd (4:26): Howard carries for 4 yards. 2nd down

3rd (4:29): Kidd's punt travels 51 yards and Indiana will take over at their own 10 yard line

3rd (5:14): Daniels carries and is hit at the line of scrimmage. No gain. They will be forced to punt

3rd (5:40): Beathard complete to Smith for 9 yards. 3rd and 1

3rd (5:45): Beathard's pass is incomplete for Smith. Just over threw him or that would have been 6

Iowa will take over 1st and 10 from their own 30 yard line

3rd (5:52): Desmond King calls for a fair catch on the Iowa 30 yard line. 38 yard punt by Toth

3rd (5:58): Sudfeld's pass is broken up looking for Paige and it is a 3 and out for Indiana. IU will punt

3rd (6:34): Howard carries for 4 yards. 3rd and 6 from the 31

3rd (6:39): Sudfeld's pass is off of the hands of Ricky Jones. 2nd down

Indiana 1st and 10 from their own 27

Iowa has 196 rushing yards without their starting RB Jordan Canzeri who is injured

Quite a performance we are getting from both running backs. Akrum Wadley has 12 rushes for 120 yards and a TD for Iowa while Jordan Howard has 11 rushes for 117 yards and a TD for Indiana

3rd (6:43): Beathard's pass is knocked down and Iowa turns it over on downs. 1st and 10 Indiana from their own 27

They will go for it

3rd (6:47): Beathard throws incomplete looking for Smith. 4th down

3rd (7:24): Daniels carries for 3 to the 26. 3rd and 4

3rd (7:58): Daniels carries for 3 yards. 2nd down

3rd (8:31): Daniels carries for 5 to the 32. 1st down Hawkeyes

3rd (9:00): Beathard complete to Mitchell for 8. 3rd down

3rd (9:35): Mitchell Jr. loses 2 on the rush as Beathard stumbled. 2nd and 12 from the 45

3rd (10:09): Beathard sneaks up the middle for a first down. 1st and 10 from the 43

3rd (10:41): Daniels carries for 3 yards. 3rd and 1 from the 46

3rd (11:20): Beathard scrambles for 6 yards to the Indiana 49

3rd (11:51): Wadley carries for 3 yards and an Iowa first down to the 44

3rd (12:26): Wadley carries for 8 yards. 2nd down and 2

3rd (12:52): Wadley scampers for 11 yards and a first down for Iowa to the 33

3rd (12:57): Desmond King calls fair catcg at the Indiana 22 following a 44 yard punt by Erich Toth. Iowa ball 1st and 10

3rd (13:33): Sudfeld is sacked on the play. 4th down

3rd (13:39): Sudfeld incomplete looking for Corsaro. 3rd down

3rd (14:02): Howard loses 2 on the rush

3rd (14:15): Sudfeld complete to Corsaro for a first down to the 36

3rd (14:46): Howard carries for 3 yards. 3rd and 7 from the 25

3rd (14:50): Sudfeld incomplete looking for Paige

3rd (14:54): Majette returns the kickoff to the 22 yard line where the Hoosiers will start off 1st and 10

Indiana will receive to start the second half

Teams are back out on the field ready to go for the second half. Does Indiana have enough to pull off the upset over Iowa? 30 more minutes of football will decide this one. Iowa leads 21-17

Once again, the halftime score from Memorial Stadium here in Bloomington, Indiana is Iowa 21, Indiana 17. I'm Josh Eastern and I'll be back for the second half in around 15 minutes

Time of possession: Iowa leads 17:21 to 12:39, Total yards: Iowa leads 266-241

Indiana stats: Nate Sudfeld: 10-18 for 108 yards, Jordan Howard: 9-116 and 2 TDs on the ground

Some first half stats: Iowa: CJ Beathard is 10-15 for 114 yards, Akrum Wadley is 9-97 and a TD on the ground

HALFTIME: Iowa 21, Indiana 17

Sudfeld's pass is incomplete

Indiana will have one shot here at a hail mary

2nd (0:02): Sudfeld complete to Cooper for 11 yards and a first down. Timeout Indiana from the Iowa 49 yard line

2nd (0:09): The squib kickis returned by Indiana to their own 40 yard line

10 plays, 65 yards in 3:35 on the scoring drive for Iowa

With 17 seconds remaining in the 2nd quarter, Iowa leads Indiana 21-17

The PAT by Koehn is good

After review, the ruling on the field stands and it is a 7 yard TD scamper by Beathard for Iowa

The ball was knocked out by Indiana. Could be a close review here

TOUCHDOWN IOWA!!!! CJ Beathard goes airbourne at the goal line to punch it in after he was flushed from the pocket. This play is currently under review

2nd (0:23): Beathard's pass knocked down at the line. 2nd and goal from the 7

2nd (0:28): Beathard complete to Hillyer for a 1st down. It will be 1st and 7 following the timeout called by Iowa. They have 1 remaining

Big 3rd down for Iowa right here. Down 3 at the moment and well within field goal range. Trying to punch it in

Timeout Indiana. It is their 1st timeout of the half

2nd (0:33): Beathard incomplete to VandeBerg. 3rd and 9 from the 19

2nd (1:13): Daniels carries for 1 yard. 2nd and 9

2nd (1:41): Daniels carries for first down yardage. 2 yard gain. 1st and 10 from the 19 for Iowa

2nd (2:18): Beathard complete to Kittle for 9 yards. 2nd and 1 from the 21

2nd (2:53): Wadley carries for 17 yards and an Iowa 1st down

2nd (2:59): Beathard's pass is incomplete. 2nd down

Iowa will have the ball 1st and 10 from the IU 47

#2 TJ Simmons is ejected for a targetting foul

Personal foul on Indiana. It is a targetting foul on #2 TJ Simmons. The play is under review

2nd (3:03): Beathard incomplete to Smith broken up by Andre Smith Jr. There is a flag

2nd (3:37): Wadley carries for 3 yards. 2nd down

2nd (3:41): Desmond King returns the kickoff 33 yards to the 35 where Iowa will take over 1st and 10

6 plays, 70 yards in 1:36 for Indiana on that scoring drive

With 3:52 to go in the second quarter, Indiana leads Iowa 17-14

Erich Toth's PAT is good

TOUCHDOWN HOOSIERS!!!!! Jordan Howard takes it 29 yards

2nd (4:05): Sudfeld complete to Paige to the Iowa 29

2nd (4:25): Howard carries for 8 yards to the 48

After review, the ruling stands and it will be an Indiana first down from the 35

2nd (4:53): Sudfeld complete to Ricky Jones for 5 yards. It was close to the line to gain. The play is under further review.

2nd (4:57): Sudfeld overshoots Ricky Jones and it falls incomplete. 3rd down and 6

2nd (5:25): Devin Redding carries for 4 yards to the 34. 2nd down

2nd (5:29): Paige calls for a fair catch on the Indiana 30 yard line where they will take over

Illegal substitution penalty on Indiana. They will re-punt. Now 4th and 12 from the 35

2nd (5:34): Paige takes Kidd's 43 yard punt to the 34 for a 7 yard return. There is a flag

2nd (5:56): Beathard scrambles for 11 yards, but is well short of the marker. 4th down and a punt for Iowa.

Iowa will ponder this 3rd and 28. They are 2-for-4 on 3rd downs today

2nd (6:04): Iowa calls their first timeout of the half

2nd (6:34): Beathard complete to VandeBerg, but it is brought back again on a holding penalty by the Hawkeyes. 3rd and 28 from the 19

2nd (7:14): Beathard complete to VandeBerg for a 2 yard loss. 3rd and a long 18 yards from the 29

2nd (7:42): Beathard complete to VandeBurg for a 4 yard gain

2nd (8:08): VanderBurg hauls in Beathard's pass for a long gain, but it is brought back by an Iowa holding penalty. It will be 1st and 20 from the 27

2nd (8:37): Daniels carries for 15 yards and an Iowa first down

2nd (8:45): King returns Oakes' kick 21 yards. Iowa will start 1st and 10 on their own 22

Indiana hanging in there. TOP is an basically even and Iowa has 28 more yards. We have a ballgame, ladies and gentlemen

Jordan Howard now with 79 yards on 7 rushes and a touchdown. Nate Sudfeld is 7-13 for 63 yards

57 yards in 3 plays for Indiana in just 36 seconds on that scoring drive

With 8:52 to go in the 2nd quarter, Iowa 14, Indiana 10

Griffin Oakes' PAT is good

TOUCHDOWN HOOSIERS!!!! 37 yard TD run around the left end for by Jordan Howard!

2nd (9:15): Sudfeld complete to Ricky Jones for a 20 yard gain over the middle

2nd (9:20): Sudfeld is flushed out of the pocket and he throws incomplete. 2nd down and 10 from the 43

2nd (9:28): Koehn's punt is downed at the Indiana 43 where the Hoosiers will take over 1st and 10

2nd (9:39): Wadley's pass is knocked down and Iowa will punt. 4th down. Koehn will punt for the Hawkeyes

2nd (10:24): Wadley carries for 2 yards. 3rd and 5 from the 12

2nd (10:58): Wadley carries for 3 yards to the 10. 2nd down

2nd straight possession Iowa will take over deep in their own territory. Scored on their last possession

2nd (11:02): Toth with a nice 48-yard punt downed at the 7 yard line where Iowa will take over 1st and 10

2nd (11:13): Sudfeld's pass is incomplete looking for Corsaro. 4th down.

2nd (11:17): Sudfeld looking for Paige down the sideline and he can't haul it in. 3rd down from the 46

2nd (11:50): Howard carries for 7 to the 46

2nd (12:11): Sudfeld finds Jones for a 14 yard gain and a 1st down

2nd (12:17): Koehn kicks off out of the endzone. Indiana will take over on their own 25

95 yards in 11 plays is scoring drive for Iowa in 6:15.

The PAT by Koehn is good. With 12:17 remaining in the 2nd quarter, Iowa leads Indiana 14-3

TOUCHDOWN IOWA!!! LeShun Daniels carries it around the left end for a 4 yard TD run

2nd (12:52): Daniels carries for 6 yards. 3rd and 1 from the 4

2nd (13:32): Daniels carries for 3 yards. 2nd and 7 from the 10

2nd (14:12): Beathard complete to Hillyer for 20 yards. 1st and 10 from the 13

2nd (14:55): Wadley on the carry for 2 yards. 2nd and 8 from the IU 33

Running back stats: Akrum Wadley: 4 rushes, 70 yards, 1 TD. Jordan Howard: 5 rushes, 36 yards

Quarterback stats: CJ Beathard: 5-6, 72 yards. Nate Sudfeld: 5-8, 29 yards

End of the 1st quarter: Iowa Hawkeyes 7, Indiana Hoosiers 3

1st (0:13): Beathard complete again to Smith for a 12 yard gain. 1st and 10 from the 35

1st (0:48): Beathard finds Smith wide open and he takes it to the Indiana 47 for a 22 yard gain. 1st and 10

1st (1:23): Beathard complete to Hillyer for a 15 yard gain and a first down

1st (1:59): Beathard complete to Hillyer for 7 yards and a first down. 1st and 10 from the 16

1st (2:43): Wadley stood up at the line of scrimmage. 3rd and 5

1st (3:27): Wadley carries it for 5 yards. 2nd down and 5 from the 10

Iowa currently leads Indiana 7-3 with 3:32 to go in the first quarter

Each team with 2 drives so far. Iowa edging Indiana in total yards 88-83 even though Indiana has had the ball for almost 6 more minutes

1st (3:32): Fair catch called for by Desmond King at his own 5 yard line. 37 yard punt for Toth

1st (4:12): Sudfeld finds Majette underneath and is dropped for a 3 yard gain. 4th down. Erich Toth on to punt

1st (4:48): Majette is dropped for no gain. 3rd down and 8

1st (5:30): Majette carries it for 2 yards. 2nd down

1st (6:04): Sudfeld sneaks up the middle for a first down.

1st (6:31): Sudfled finds Cooper for 9 yards. Just short of the first down. 3rd down

1st (7:01): Majette carries it 1 yard for Indiana. 2nd down

1st (7:21): Sudfeld finds Howard as he gets enough for a first down. 1st and 10 from the 42

1st (7:56): Howard carries it for 3 yards. 3rd down

1st (8:02): Sudfeld's pass is knocked down. 2nd down

1st (8:20): Jordan Howard carries it for 10 yards. 1st down Indiana

1st (8:26): Dillon Kidd kicks it out of bounce and Indiana will take over on their own 20 yard line

1st (8:32): Beathard's pass is incomplete and Iowa will have to punt. 4th down from the 47

1st (9:10): Daniels carries it for a 1 yard loss. 3rd and 4

1st (9:43): Daniels carries it 7 yards. 2nd down and 3

1st (10:04): CJ Beathard complete to Smith for a 16 yard gain. 1st down from the 41

1st (10:09): Kick sails out of the endzone. 1st and 10 Iowa from their own 25

Griffin Oakes will kickoff for the Hoosiers

11 plays, 60 yards on the scoring drive for the Hoosiers

1st (10:09): Field goal! Griffin Oakes knocks through a 32 yard field goal. 7-3 Iowa

1st (10:48): Sudfeld goes underneath to Jones and he is tackled for no gain. 4th down. Griffin Oakes will attempt the field goal

1st (11:24): Howard carries it up the middle for 5 yards. 3rd down and 4

1st (12:05): Redding carries it up the middle for 1. 2nd down

1st (12:30): Redding takes it 10 yards for an Indiana first down from the 21

1st (13:01): Redding carries it for 3 yards. 3rd and 7

1st (13:07): Devine Redding can't haul in Sudfeld's pass. 2nd and 10 from the 34

1st (13:17): Howard carries it 12 yards to the Iowa 49. Tack on a 15 yard personal foul as well

1st (13:24): Miles Taylor nearly picks off Sudfeld's pass, but it falls incomplete. 2nd down

1st (13:42): Nate Sudfeld is complete to Simmie Cobbs Jr. 8 yards and a first down

1st (14:05): Jordan Howard carries it for 6 yards. 2nd down

1st (14:10): Koehn kicks it out of the endzone for a touchback. Indiana will start on the 25

That scoring drive took 50 seconds and covered 66 yards

The PAT by Marshall Koehn is good. 7-0 Hawkeyes

1st (14:10): TOUCHDOWN IOWA!!!! Akrum Wadley Jr. takes it 65 yards down the far sideline for an Iowa TD

1st (14:50): Akrum Wadley carries it for 1 yard. 2nd down and 8

1st (15:00): Griffin Oakes kicks off to Desmond King for Iowa and takes it out to the Iowa 34 yard line. Iowa ball to begin things

The coin toss is heads and Indiana wins the toss. They will defer to the second half

Captains heading out to midfield for the coin toss

Hoosiers coming out onto the field with the Hawkeyes following just behind them. We're just about ready for football

A good amount of Iowa fans have made the trip over from Iowa City as they are mostly seated in the southwest corner of the stadium. Teams about to take the field with 8 minutes until kick.

15 minutes until kickoff and the crowd here at Memorial Stadium is looking quite light. Beautiful day in Bloomington. Sunny skies and 57 degrees

Today at Memorial Stadium is Salute to Service day

Teams are now off of the field as kickoff is nearing. Stadium clock shows 25 minutes

Teams are out on the field for pregame warmups as we are 40 minutes away from kickoff here at Memorial Stadium.

Some special teams players out on the field now. Iowa with their classic look of black helmets, white jerseys and yellow pants. Indiana will go with their white script Indiana helmets with American flag lettering along with their crimson tops and white pants.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL USA's coverage of the Iowa Hawkeyes vs. the Indiana Hoosiers live from Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana! I'm Josh Eastern. We're just over an hour and a half from kickoff.

This might have something to do with the strength of schedule, but when Jordan Howard plays the whole game, the Hoosiers are undefeated. When he is unable to play, this team is 0-4. Howard was one of the top rushers in the country before he went down with an injury and the drop off from him to Devine Redding isn’t the smallest of margins. Having Howard in there as a threat to get a running game going will open up the passing game for the Hoosiers and that is how they will have success in this game. Balance in the rushing and passing attack will be a key in this one. Howard will have his work cut out for him, however, as Iowa has allowed just one rushing touchdown this season (the only team to have done that), and yield just 85.8 yards per game on the ground.

A fun matchup to watch in this one will be this Hawkeyes defense against the high-powered offense of the Hoosiers. Indiana ranks 26th in the country in total offense averaging 467.6 yards per game. Nate Sudfeld at quarterback came eight yards away from setting the single game passing record in their game against Rutgers, and he can sling it around to receivers Mitchell Paige, Simmie Cobbs Jr., and Ricky Jones, who is fifth in the conference in receiving yards with 669.

Defense, however, is where this Hawkeyes team thrives. The most points they have given up in a game this season was 24 against Pittsburgh, and they rank sixth in the country in points allowed at 15.3 per game. Desmond King is a guy to watch in the secondary as well, as he is tied for the most interceptions in the country with seven. Iowa also ranks seventh in the country in total defense, fifth in rush defense, sixth in turnover margin (+10), and eighth in red zone defense.

As for Iowa, they are in the running for a playoff spot and currently are holding down first place in the Big Ten West which would set them up for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game. Junior quarterback CJ Beathard, who controls the offense and doesn’t make too many mistakes, leads this team as he has thrown just three interceptions on the year compared to nine touchdown passes. Their starting running back Jordan Canzeri is battling an ankle injury and it is looking doubtful that he will give it a go. Akrum Wadley and/or LeShun Daniels Jr. should get the nod at the running back spot against the Hoosiers.

Indiana has had quite an up and down season that could have turned in a few different directions if a few things had gone the other way. In their game against Ohio State, the Hoosiers had a chance to win it in the final few seconds but could not pull out a victory. Against Rutgers, they blew a 25-point lead, and blew yet another lead against Michigan State when they hung in the game until the fourth quarter only to let it slip away. This Hoosiers team has had to battle through injuries to starting quarterback Nate Sudfeld and starting running back Jordan Howard, which has hurt their high-powered offense. Those two, however, are now back healthy.

This series goes all the way back to 1912 where Iowa pulled out a 13-6 victory. The Hawkeyes also hold the series advantage against the Hoosiers with a 43-28-4 record and have won five out of the last six matchups. A season ago in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes pulled out a 45-29 win on October 11. Last time this matchup took place in Bloomington was in 2012 where Indiana beat Iowa by a score of 24-21. Iowa holds a 19-18-1 record in Bloomington.

The Indiana Hoosiers (4-4), coached by Kevin Wilson, come into this game off of their bye week and have lost four games in a row after having won their first four matchups of the season. Indiana has yet to win a conference game in 2015.

Coach Kirk Ferentz leads his undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes (8-0) into Saturday’s matchup on the road against the Hoosiers ranked 9th overall in the latest College Football Playoff rankings and will look to remain perfect on the season. They are undefeated for the first time since 2009 when they were 9-0.

Welcome to VAVEL College Football’s LIVE coverage of the Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers. I’m Josh Eastern and I’ll be providing play-by-play updates, commentary, and results of the game. The game starts at 3:30 PM EST at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. VAVEL USA will be providing coverage pre-game, during the game, and post-game.

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