Iowa to host Western Michigan Saturday
Western Michigan (0-3) at Iowa (2-1); 11 a.m. (BTN)
Series record: Western Michigan leads 2-0
Line: Iowa by 16 Ã?½
WHAT'S AT STAKE
A win puts Iowa halfway to bowl eligibility ahead of a brutal Big Ten schedule featuring Ohio State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan and Nebraska among others. Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck is still searching for his first career victory.
Western Michigan's defense vs. Iowa RB Mark Weisman: The Broncos rank among the nation's worst at stopping the run.
Weisman has more carries than anyone in the country, and he's third with 425 yards. Expect Weisman to get a lot of touches on Saturday.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Western Michigan. WR Corey Davis. The freshman is the leading receiver for the Broncos, and Iowa has given up a number of big plays in the passing game.
Iowa: CB B.J. Lowery. His one-handed interception in last week's win over Iowa State was one of the best plays of the season so far. Expect him to be matched up on Davis quite a bit.
FACTS & FIGURES
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has lost twice to Western Michigan...
The Broncos have played just one home game, losing to Nicholls State 27-23..
.The Hawkeyes haven't won three games in a row since 2010..
.Western Michigan has allowed just one TD pass through three games - though it has allowed eight touchdowns rushing..
.Barring a strong walk-up crowd, Iowa will likely fall short of a sellout for the third time in as many games.