The first of the week’s two big college football games will take place Saturday at the University of Iowa, where the Hawkeyes host the Cyclones.
The second will be played on Nov. 17, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday.
The first game will be broadcast by the ABC, ABC2 and ABC7 networks and will be available for streaming via ESPN.
Iowa plays Kansas on Thanksgiving.
Here are the top storylines from this week’s games:Iowa will have the first home game of the season against Kansas, and it will be the first meeting between the teams since the 2016 season.
The Hawkeyes will play the Jayhawks twice in 2017 and once in 2019.
Iowa will also get a shot to win its third straight Big Ten title and will try to match a program record for consecutive wins.
The Cyclones have not won a conference championship since 1998.
Iowa has not had a winning season since 1996.
Kansas will get a break this week with a trip to Iowa State.
The Jayhawks will play at Illinois on Saturday and at Purdue on Tuesday.
Purdue, a top-ranked team in the preseason AP poll, will get the opportunity to open the season in the Big Ten East.
Kansas will face Wisconsin on Thursday.
Wisconsin will face Michigan State on Thursday and Penn State on Saturday.
Michigan State will play Michigan on Sunday, the first time the Wolverines have played the Badgers since 2008.
Michigan will get to play the Spartans again on Dec. 1.
The Big Ten West, which is tied at 14-14, will be split into two teams: the Iowa State and Wisconsin teams will meet.
Iowa State has played six of its last seven games against teams in the division with the Cyclone and is looking for its fourth win of the year against Wisconsin.
Iowa plays a ranked opponent on Saturday against Northwestern, and the Hawkeye defense will be tested.
Iowa will need to contain the Wildcats offense if the Cycloned want to keep the Big 12 title.
The Hawkeyes are a perfect 11-0 in the regular season against teams with winning records, including nine-straight victories in the season opener.
Iowa’s last loss came on Nov 30, 2017, when the Cycloning beat Iowa State at Kinnick Stadium.
The Cyclones, who won the 2016 conference championship, are 11-1 against the teams with losing records.
Iowa’s last win against a losing team came in 2017, which was a 45-42 victory over Nebraska.
Iowa is 1-1 in the series with Wisconsin, including wins over Minnesota and Nebraska in 2016.
Wisconsin, the Big 10’s No. 1 team this season, has won three of its past four games against Iowa.
Wisconsin has won two in a row at home, but it will have a tough test against a Hawkeye team that has won nine of its previous 10 games in the rivalry.
The two teams have played each other five times in the past five seasons, with Iowa winning three of those meetings.
Wisconsin is 4-3 in its last five games against the Hawkers, but has won the past two meetings.
Iowa has won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams.