Iowa-Wisconsin football game to be held under the lights at Kinnick Stadium

Chad Leistikow
Hawk Central

Pace yourself, Hawkeye fans.

The Iowa-Wisconsin showdown on Sept. 22 will kick off at 7:30 p.m., the university confirmed Monday.

The showdown which could ultimately decide the Big Ten Conference's West Division will be televised on Fox, with network "A" team Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt on the call.

In 2016, Iowa knocked off then-No. 3 Michigan, 14-13, under the Kinnick Stadium lights. The Hawkeyes host Wisconsin at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Yes, that's a night game at Kinnick Stadium against a nationally ranked team. Wisconsin (2-0) is No. 6 in the latest AP and Amway Coaches polls.

Yes, that means a long day of tailgating in the most anticipated regular-season game on the Iowa schedule.

The game is sold out, as you might imagine. It'll also mark the latest kickoff time in Kinnick Stadium history. 

Wisconsin is the prohibitive Big Ten West favorite, but Iowa was picked to finish No. 2 in a preseason media poll. The Hawkeyes have lost five of their last six meetings with Wisconsin, including a humbling  38-14 setback last year in Madison.

This also means back-to-back home night games for the Hawkeyes (2-0), who host Northern Iowa (0-1) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. That game will be televised by Big Ten Network.

Wisconsin hosts BYU at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.