Rutgers football: What you need to know for Iowa 9/7

Raheem Blackshear #2, Rutgers Scarlet Knights.(Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
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It’s opening week of the Big 10 season for Rutgers football as they head to Iowa for a game against the Hawkeyes. Empire Writes Back has all you need to know.

Empire Writes Back presents, what you need to know in order to enjoy Rutgers football this week when the Scarlet Knights open the Big 10 portion of their season. They head to Iowa City, Iowa and a date with the19th ranked Hawkeyes. Whether you are making the road trip to see the game live, or staying at home and watching on television, we have you covered.

Who: Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-0, 0-0) at The University of Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0, 0-0).

Where: Kinnick Stadium – Iowa City, Iowa.

When: 12:00 p.m. EDT.

TV: Fox Sports 1 – Announcers Justin Kutcher, Petros Papadakis, Shane Vereen.**

Line: Rutgers +19.5. Over/Under 49 (Odds Shark).

Interesting Trends: The Scarlet Knights have beat the spread in six straight games. Additionally, RU has gone under in five of their last seven games. Iowa is 2-7 in their last nine contests against the spread, including 1-4 at home.

Injuries: Rutgers: Out – TE Johnathan Lewis (Achilles), TE Kyle Penniston (foot). Iowa: Out – OL Alaric Jackson (knee), DB Julius Brents (knee), DB Riley Moss (leg); Questionable – OT Cole Banwart (N/A).


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