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How to watch Wisconsin vs. Iowa

All the TV/streaming/radio info you need for Saturday afternoon’s fight for the Heartland Trophy.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 11 Iowa at Wisconsin Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

This is a big game. Sure Penn State and Minnesota are both undefeated and Alabama and LSU are, well, Alabama and LSU, but Wisconsin vs. Iowa is always a big game for those of us here in Wisconsin and in the lesser state to our south-west.

The No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers (6-2 overall, 3-2 B1G) are set to defend the Heartland Trophy against the No. 18 Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2 overall, 3-2 B1G) Saturday afternoon. The winner of this game still has a path to winning the B1G West division. The loser...is out of contention.

The Badgers should be out for blood for all the reasons listed above but also because the Wisconsin football managers lost to the Iowa football managers on a controversial two-point conversion in double OT.

Anywho, this is going to be a battle of two excellent defenses and two sometime competent offenses. If Jonathan Taylor can get going early and Jack Coan can maybe (hopefully) complete a pass of longer than 20 yards in the first quarter, I think the Badgers will win handily. If neither of those things happen...well, we’ll be in for a tense afternoon.

How to watch/listen

TV: FOX, 3:00 p.m. CT, Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, Coley Harvey

Streaming: FOX Sports app; FOXSports.com

Radio: Badger Sports Network (iHeartRadio), Satellite: Sirius 83 or XM 83, Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher, Patrick Herb

Stadium: Camp Randall Stadium

Weather: Madison, Wisconsin

Line: Wisconsin -8.5

Fun facts (according to the media guides)

  • Under Paul Chryst, Wisconsin is 11-2 following a loss.
  • Over the last five years, Wisconsin owns a record of 17-3 in games played in the month of November.
  • With 92 all-time meetings, Iowa is Wisconsin’s third most-played rival. Wisconsin leads the series, 47-43-2 overall.
  • Wisconsin has won six of its last seven meetings with Iowa, dating to 2010.
  • Wisconsin holds a 8-5 lead in the series since the Heartland Trophy debuted in 2004.
  • From 1977 to 1996, Wisconsin was 0-17-1 against Iowa. Woof.
  • UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez began his college coaching career as linebackers coach at Iowa from 1979-86 under head coach Hayden Fry, who hired Alvarez after he led Mason City High School to the Iowa Class 4A state title in 1978.
  • Alvarez and Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz worked together as assistants under Fry from 1981-86.
  • Iowa K Keith Duncan is tied for first in the country with 19 field goals made. He is 19-of-22 on field goal attempts and 18-of-18 on PAT attempts.
  • Iowa has 15 players on their roster from Wisconsin: QB Nate Stanley, Menomonie HS (Menomonie, Wis.); RB Toren Young, Monona Grove HS (Madison, Wis.); FB Joe Ludwig, Middleton HS (Middleton, Wis.); WR Max Cooper, Catholic Memorial HS (Waukesha, Wis.); OL Jack Plumb, Bay Port HS (Wis.); LB Kristian Welch, Iola-Scandinavia HS (Iola, Wis.); DL Daviyon Nixon, Indian Trail HS (Kenosha, Wis.); K Lucas Amaya, Muskego HS (Muskego, Wis.); P Ryan Gersonde, Marquette University HS (Milwaukee, Wis.); DB Thomas Hartlieb, Edgewood (Madison, Wis.); OL Cody Ince, Unity HS (Luck, Wis.); DL Jake Karchinski, De Pere West (De Pere, Wis.); TE Tommy Kujawa, Greendale HS (Greendale, Wis.); FB Johny Plewa Franklin HS (Franklin, Wis.); LB Mike Timm, Kettle Moraine HS (Delafield, Wis.)
  • Wisconsin has zero players on their roster from Iowa. Duh.