No. 17 Nebraska (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) at Iowa (4-7, 2-5), Noon (ABC)

Line: Nebraska by 14.

Series Record: Nebraska leads 27-12-3.


Nebraska will win a spot in the Big Ten title game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis with a victory. Iowa won't reach bowl eligibility for the first time since 2000, but a win would make things a bit easier heading into what could be a difficult offseason.


Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez vs. Iowa's defensive line. Martinez is the type of dual-threat quarterback that has often vexed the Hawkeyes in the past. Iowa's defense was shredded by Michigan QB Devin Gardner last week and must get pressure on Martinez to avoid a similar fate.


Nebraska: WR Kenny Bell: Iowa CB Micah Hyde will likely be tasked with stopping Bell, who has caught eight TD passes this season. No other Husker has more than two receiving touchdowns.

Iowa: RB Mark Weisman: The bruising Weisman has a chance to be one of the Big Ten's best players next season once he gets a healthy line to run behind. But can he do it with a banged up front?


Nebraska's last trip to Iowa City was in 1999 for coach Kirk Ferentz's debut with the Hawkeyes. The Huskers rolled 42-7 over an Iowa team that won just one game.Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said earlier this week that he likely won't work in youngsters just to see what he'll have in 2013.Nebraska's current five-game winning streak is its longest in conference play since 2009, when it was in the Big 12.Iowa has lost twice at home this season on a field goal of 45 yards or longer on the final play.The Huskers allowed 90 yards passing in last week's win over Minnesota.