Nobody disputes that Nebraska has a superior history than Iowa in the sport of football; not too many teams do. However, when former Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst fired Bo Pelini, he did so after Nebraska beat Iowa in 2014. When asked why he fired Pelini after a thrilling overtime win over the Hawkeyes that capped off another nine wine season, Eichorst said he had to evaluate where Iowa was as a program. Since then, the Hawkeyes have won four-in-a-row against the Huskers.
In this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis Justice talk about this budding rivalry and what team has the better program right now. The Black Friday showdown proves to be spirited as many on the Hawkeye staff haven't forgotten the words of Eichorst. Nebraska finds itself needing a win to make a bowl game, and the Hawks are trying to finish with nine regular-season wins.
This Friday has the potential to be a game that provides some excitement. Nebraska can't afford to turn the ball over against an Iowa team that is stout on defense and held 8 of its opponents to a season-low in points. The Husker are looking to build off of last week's impressive win against a less than impressive Maryland team.
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