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Iowa football: Predicting tomorrow’s B1G matchup vs Illinois

Most Iowa football fans expect tomorrow to be a win when the Hawks take on the Fighting Illini, and I, without a doubt, fall into that boat. This Illinois team isn’t a joke though. They are sporting a four-game win streak, and on the heels of some savvy graduate transfer recruiting by Lovie Smith, they’ve got some good talent coming out of Champagne.

At a high-level, statistics make it seem like this could be a close game.

Illinois is averaging 30.7 points per game (59th in the nation) and they are giving up 25.