Rutgers vs Iowa updates: NCAA football live scores, results for Saturday

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After a three-game homestand, the Iowa Hawkeyes will be on the road. The Hawkeyes and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off in a Big Ten Battle at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at SHI Stadium. Iowa won’t have the home court advantage, but they do have a 7.5-point advantage in the spread.

Iowa got on the board against the Nevada Wolf Pack last week, but Nevada never followed suit. Iowa won its match against Nevada by a conclusive score of 27 to none. The contest was nearly over by the end of the third, at which point Iowa had established a 20-to-nothing advantage. DE Joe Evans had a stellar game for the Hawkeyes as he rushed for a TD and 259 yards on 36 carries. Evans struggled to find his footing against the Iowa State Cyclones two weeks ago, so it was a step in the right direction.

Meanwhile, RU came out on top in a fight against Temple Owls last week, slipping past 16-14. The overall outcome was to be expected, but Temple made it more of a matchup than betmakers predicted. RU’s only offensive touchdown came from DB Shaquan Loyal.

Most of the team’s points came from the special teams, which contributed ten. K Jude McAtamney scored three field goals, the longest 45 yards in the first quarter, which ultimately explained the difference in the competition.

Iowa is now 2-1 while the Scarlet Knights are 3-0. A pair of defensive stats to watch: The Hawkeyes come into the game with just one touchdown allowed, which is the best in the nation. As for RU, they rank second in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, averaging just 32.3.

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