Iowa football vs. Nebraska live score updates: Hawkeyes in a 14-6 hole at halftime.

by 24USATVNov. 26, 2021, 8 p.m. 62
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Black Friday has arrived, and so has Iowa's final regular season game.

The No. 12 Hawkeyes (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten Conference) will face Nebraska (3-8, 1-7) at 12:30 p.m. on BTN. Iowa needs help to win the Big Ten West division, but Iowa must escape Lincoln with a win for any of it to matter.

Hawk Central writers Kennington Smith and Chad Leistikow are live from Memorial Stadium, as is photographer Bryon Houlgrave. Dargan Southard will keep you tuned in with live updates, so keep it here from pregame to postgame for comprehensive coverage on Iowa's Black Friday road trip.

Iowa's kicker drains another deep one, this one from 48. Nebraska runs out the final seconds and will head into the break with a 14-6 lead.

First Iowa RB since Akrum Wadley in 2017. Goodson's been rolling all afternoon.

Jaquez Yant goes up and over on third-and-goal. Iowa defense getting burned a bit, but the Hawkeyes need to find some offensive consistency with Alex Padilla. He's been all over the place.

A fourth-and-short pickup, a third and six pickup. Nebraska keeps things moving. Big run from Logan Smothers has the Huskers first-and-goal.

Iowa seemingly had the chains moved after a Sam LaPorta catch on third-and-short, but the Hawkeyes are flagged for illegal formation. Alex Padilla nearly throws a pick on the next play. A 51-yard boot from Caleb Shudak prevents another empty drive deep into Nebraska territory.

Iowa's deficit now down to 7-3.

Hawkeyes defense holding down the fort since the opening TD drive. Back-to-back stops have given Iowa great field position. Hawkeyes will take over near midfield when we return.

Hawkeyes force a three-and-out and will start in Nebraska territory.

Looked like Sam LaPorta had a TD grab on fourth-and-goal, but replay overturns the catch after the ball squirted out following the catch and contact with the ground. Really surprised that got overturned considering what it was called on the field. Nebraska holds its 7-0 lead and will take over at the 1.

Hawkeyes call timeout ahead of third-and-goal from the Nebraska 13. A couple of key third-down conversions to Sam LaPorta and Keegan Johnson earlier in the drive. Does Alex Padilla have one more in him?

A fourth-and-short, a third-and-short conversion, then a big completion from Logan Smothers. He finishes off the drive with a short TD run. 12 plays, 75 yards on the scoring drive. Nebraska with an early 7-0 lead.

Iowa wins the toss, defers. We'll get an early look at Logan Smothers.

12:03 p.m. — Other than previously announced injuries/health issues, Iowa doesn't have any additional availability concerns.

There was talk early Friday about the Hawkeyes dealing with potential flu issues. But it seems that was rumor only. Hawkeyes expected to be at full strength on that front.

As for safety Jack Koerner, it's gonna come down to how he looks in pregame.
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Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.

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