Iowa Prepares For A Badger Battle, ISU Searching For First Win

Tonight’s volleyball matchups:

Sumner Fredricksburg is at the Denver triangular facing Wapsie Valley and Denver.

Turkey Valley host West Central

North Fayette Valley hosts Postville 

Iowa vs #18 Wisconsin: 5:30 pm pregame, 7:30 kickoff

Iowa City, Iowa – Kinnick Stadium

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The Iowa Hawkeyes open the Big Ten race at home against Wisconsin and the Hawkeyes will try to solve a Badger defense that has dominated this series in recent years. Senior center Keegan Render says a key is avoiding third and long situations.

 

Quarterback Nate Stanley says it is a matchup of similar styles.

 

Iowa’s defensive line has been dominant in a 3-0 start but defensive end Sam Brincks says an experienced Badger offense provides a new challenge.

 

The Hawkeyes were beaten soundly in Madison a year ago but senior safety Jake Gervase  says the focus is on this game.

 

Iowa State vs Akron: 9am pregame, 11 am kickoff

Ames, Iowa – Jack Trice Stadium

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Iowa State quarterback Zeb Noland wants to see the offense make more progress at home against Akron. With Kyle Kempt still sidelined with an injury Noland will makes his second straight start after a promising effort in a loss to Oklahoma.

 

The Cyclones face an Akron defense that scored three touchdowns in a 39-34 win at Northwestern.

 

ISU receiver Matt Eaton says Akron’s win over Northwestern has caught their attention.

 

Iowa State defensive lineman Jamahl Johnson says they are concerned about the dual threat nature of Akron quarterback Kato Nelson.

 

Northern Iowa vs Hampton – 4:30 pm

Cedar Falls, Iowa: UNI Dome

The UNI Panthers take an 0-2 record into their home opener against Hampton. The Pirates are 1-1 but last week’s game against Tennessee State was postponed due to Hurricane Florence. Panther coach Mark Farley says that makes preparation more difficult.

 

Farley says the Pirates will offer a different style.

 

After Saturday’s game the Panthers will immediately begin preparations for their Missouri Valley opener next Thursday night at Indiana State.