Iowa-Nebraska Black Friday rivalry ends as Wisconsin steps in; concussion sends C.J. Fiedorowicz to IR
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Changing the ending
Iowa won’t be ending the football season playing for the Heroes Trophy in 2020 and 2021. Nebraska is out. Wisconsin is in as the regular season finale foe for the Hawkeyes. The opponent is changing, but the date may not. Land of 10 explains why the contest may still be played on Black Friday.
Recovery time needed
The Houston Texans placed former Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve on Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Fiedorowicz suffered a concussion in the team’s season-opening game on Sunday. It was his second concussion since the team started practice in July.
Your winner by TKO
If the Iowa-Nebraska football rivalry was a boxing match the Big Ten Conference, as the ref, just called for a stoppage. The winner is the Hawkeyes with the new scheduling news, writes Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Don’t pass on this warmup act
Land of 10 shows why North Texas is the perfect tune-up for the Iowa secondary. Iowa State exposed the Hawkeyes. North Texas on Saturday will serve as a test for Iowa to improve its pass defense before No. 5 Penn State comes to Iowa City on Sept. 23 and tries to do what Iowa State just did.
Over before it gets going
The Hawkeyes’ worst fears became reality. Starting right tackle Ike Boettger will miss 4-6 months with a right Achilles tendon injury. Coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed the news on Tuesday.
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