ESPN's FPI predicts outcome of 2022 Iowa-Nebraska Heroes Game
ESPN’s FPI is predicting all the action of Week 13 across college football. In the B1G, that includes a Black Friday matchup between Iowa and Nebraska.
The season-ending Heroes Game will be played in Iowa City this time around, and the Huskers are trying to snap a particularly brutal skid. Nebraska has lost 7 straight to Kirk Ferentz and Iowa with the Hawkeyes winning 8 of the last 9 matchups overall.
This time around, the Football Power Index is predicting more of the same. Playing in Kinnick Stadium, the FPI is giving Iowa an 82.9% chance of coming away with the win. If that plays out, the Hawkeyes will head to Indianapolis as B1G West champs.
A lot of that prediction stems from the current trends for both teams. Though Mickey Joseph produced a couple of wins early in his stint as interim head coach, Nebraska has since lost 5 straight games. That includes two losses where the Cornhuskers led by at least 10 points.
On the other side of the ball, Iowa has been clicking since the end of October and a loss to Ohio State. The Hawkeyes have rattled off 4 straight wins, including on the road against Minnesota in Week 12.
Friday’s kickoff for Week 13 will be at 4 pm ET on BTN.