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Iowa 21st-year coach Kirk Ferentz says that freshman Tyrone Tracy Jr. will get the first crack at replacing the Hawkeyes' top receiver. Chad Leistikow, Hawk Central

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Welcome to Hawk Central's live gamecenter for Iowa football.

This week, the No. 19 Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten Conference) look to avoid a slip-up in Evanston, Illinois, against cellar-dwelling Northwestern (1-5, 0-4). It's not as easy a task as you'd think, with Pat Fitzgerald sporting an 8-5 record against Iowa since becoming the Wildcats' head coach. 

Danny Lawhon is in his usual spot to lead you through this 11 a.m. kickoff. We'll get a chat going a little bit before then. Add your comments in real time, and enjoy!