It is game day in Ames where Game Day is broadcasting live all morning for the second straight meeting between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones. This matchup, while the 68th all-time in the Cy-Hawk Series, is history in the making as both teams enter the matchup ranked in the top-10 nationally for the first time ever.
The #9 Cyclones are fresh off a 16-10 home win over the UNI Panthers while the #10 Hawkeyes are coming off an impressive 34-6 win over #17 Indiana in their home opener. Heading into week two, the focus will turn to which offense can get things going after both teams demonstrated defensive prowess in week one.
For Iowa, that’s a bit of a concern given starting QB Spencer Petras has never started a road game in front of a live crowd. For the Cyclones, the concerns stems not from starting QB Brock Purdy’s inexperience, but from the less than stellar performance in week one against an FCS opponent.
As we start the countdown to kickoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Who: #10 Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0, 1-0) at #9 Iowa State Cyclones
When: 3:30 pm CT
Where: Jack Trice Stadium - Ames, IA
Forecast: Mostly sunny, temps in the low-90s with winds out of the S-SW at 15 MPH
Video Streaming: WatchESPN.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa State -4.5, O/U 46.5
As you count down to kickoff, be sure to check out all of our coverage from throughout the week. You can easily access everything Iowa State related in the #10 Iowa at #9 Iowa State Game Center.
Below are a few key items from throughout the week:
Preseason Opponent Preview: 2021 opponent preview: Iowa State Cyclones
Matchup to Watch: Matchup to Watch: ISU’s tight ends vs. Iowa’s linebackers
Game Preview: Iowa Football Opponent Preview: Iowa State
Staff Predictions: The Pants Predicts: #10 Iowa at #9 Iowa State
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