Iowa looks to get first win of the year against Missouri State
Missouri State (0-1) at Iowa (0-1), 11 a.m. (BTN)
Series record: First meeting
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Iowa is looking to snap a losing skid that stretches back to last October, and Missouri State isn't expected to put up much resistance.
The Bears are 1-28 against FBS teams.
Iowa's defensive line vs. Missouri State QB Kierra Harris.
He led the Bears in rushing and passing in a 23-17 loss to Northwestern State in the opener.
Dual-threat quarterbacks have given Iowa trouble in the past, and if Harris can get going Missouri State might have a shot at keeping it close.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Missouri State. LB Andrew Beisel. He had a team-high 10 total tackles last week
Iowa: RB Mark Weisman. He had 100 yards rushing last week and should have even more room to operate against an FCS-level front.
FACTS & FIGURES
Missouri State has never faced a Big Ten team in 102 years of sponsoring football, but Bears coach Terry Allen - an Iowa City native - lost to the Hawkeyes 34-13 in 1995 as the head coach at Northern Iowa.
Weisman is just 85 yards shy of reaching 1,000 for his career.
Missouri State has lost its last 14 games when scoring 20 points or less.