No. 14 Wisconsin (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) at Iowa (7-3, 4-2), 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Line: Wisconsin by 9 ½

Series Record: Wisconsin leads 43-42-2


A Wisconsin win, combined with a Nebraska victory over Minnesota, would give the Badgers the Big Ten West title. Iowa would keep its hopes for a spot in the league title game alive if it beats Wisconsin.


Iowa's linebackers vs. Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon. Gordon is coming off the best game a running back has ever had in the FBS. He's sure to hit the second level often, so it's up to Iowa's young linebackers to take the right angles and wrap Gordon up.


Wisconsin: Gordon's 408-yard effort in last week's win over Nebraska put him in position for a trip to the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York. If Gordon can come close to matching that performance against the Hawkeyes, he might emerge as the front runner for the sport's biggest prize.

Iowa: QB Jake Rudock is tied for the Big Ten lead with a completion percentage of 63.9, and his four interceptions are the fewest among starters in the league. But he'll have his hands full trying to make plays against Wisconsin's defense, which is third nationally with just 15.3 points allowed per game.


Wisconsin has a one-game lead over Iowa in both football and men's basketball. The Badgers are 80-79 against the Hawkeyes in hoops...Iowa's Mark Weisman had 134 yards in last week's 30-14 win over Illinois. It marked the first time Weisman, Iowa's lead back, broke the 100-yard barrier this season...Wisconsin is one of just five teams holding opponents to less than 100 yards rushing per game...The Hawkeyes scored a touchdown on their opening drive in three straight games, but last week they were stopped at the 1-yard line by the Illini.