Leistikow: Game-by-game predictions for the 2020 Iowa Hawkeyes football season

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IOWA CITY, Ia. — Predictions are supposed to be fun and not taken too seriously. But the way I view them, they should also be informative about the matchup history and outlook.So let’s have some fun and buzz through Iowa’s eight-game, Big Ten Conference-only regular season schedule that begins Oct. 24 at Purdue (2:30 p.m. CT, Big Ten Network).Those that read my Big Ten predictions know I have the Hawkeyes going 6-2 this season, but how do they get there?With an offense that averages 30 points a game and a lot of narrow wins.More:10 questions that will define Iowa’s 2020 football seasonOct. 24: at Purdue, 2:30 p.m. CTRondale Moore’s best receiving total in a game is 220 yards. Why mention that? Because in the three Jeff Brohm-Kirk Ferentz meetings, a Boilermaker receiver has set a career-best total that he never surpassed again: Anthony Mahoungou (135 yards) in 2017; Terry Wright (146 yards) in 2018; and David Bell (197 yards) in 2019. Perhaps it’s advantage Iowa in the opener, because Brohm hasn’t had a chance to see the 2020 Hawkeye defense on film to identify a weak spot.What Chad says: It’ll be an Iowa receiver who steals the show. Brandon Smith was having his best game …

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