Just when you think the bar can’t be set any lower, Iowa comes in doing the wildest limbo we’ve ever seen. The Hawkeyes already broke the record for the lowest total set in a college football game in two decades with their closing 28.5 O/U line against Rutgers earlier this season. But they didn’t let that record sit for long — this week’s total for Iowa’s game against Nebraska is 26.5.
For reference, here are a few ways we could reach the total 26 in a game: One team scores two touchdowns, and one team scores a touchdown, a field goal, and a safety. Or one team scores three field goals, and another scores two touchdowns and a field goal. Not too crazy, right? But here’s the thing; despite these record low totals, Iowa is still just 2-9 vs. the over this season.
A dominant defense combined with an incompetent offense has been a recipe for the under all season. Iowa has failed to combine for 26 points with their opponent in four of their last five games — and the fifth added up to a whopping 28. And keep in mind — this is a team that is guaranteed to head to the Big Ten Championship next week!
Nebraska enters as a 2.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.