The Cy-Hawk trophy will be up for grabs this Saturday, as the Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa to face their archrivals, the Iowa State Cyclones. This rivalry game is played every season, and Iowa has won the game 44 times, while Iowa State has won 22. These teams first met in 1894, and have met every year since 1977. Let’s take a look at the latest NCAAF Odds while making some predictions.
Iowa vs Iowa State 2019 College Football Week 3 Odds & Prediction
Cyclones Looking to Play BetterIowa State come into the game with a 1-0 record. It took three overtimes, but Iowa State was able to knock of Northern Iowa in week 1. The Cyclones had a bye last week, and used the extra time to prepare for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
In their victory over Northern Iowa, the Cyclones were led by quarterback Brock Purdy. Purdy threw for 278 yards with two touchdowns against NIU. Deshaunte Jones caught 14 passes, while LaMichael Pettway had two receiving touchdowns. With David Montgomery leaving for the NFL, the Cyclones will have a committee of running backs.
Defensively, the Cyclones didn’t look real strong in their win over UNI. The secondary was decent, but the pass rush didn’t get much done. Things will be even tougher against the tough offensive line of the Hawkeyes.
Big Ten’s Hawkeyes UnbeatenThe Iowa Hawkeyes have started the season 2-0. With victories over Miami, Ohio and Rutgers, the Hawkeyes have looked impressive. So far this season, the Iowa defense has only allowed 14 points, and that was to Miami in week one. They shut out the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers last weekend. Kristian Welch leads the Iowa Hawkeyes with 16 tackles.
Offensively, the Hawkeyes have been led by quarterback Brent Stanley, In the victory over Rutgers, Stanley threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns. The week before, he threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He has yet to throw an interception this season.
The Iowa rushing attacking is averaging 203 yards per game. Running back Mekhi Sargent has not only been a huge threat carrying the ball, but he has also caught a lot of passes out of the backfield.
Six of the last eight meetings between these two teams have been close games, with the Iowa Hawkeyes winning the last four in a row. Something’s gotta give on Saturday, as the Cyclones have won their last four home games. One way or another, one of the streaks is going to come to an end.
Iowa State has turned itself into a pretty good football program. They are a 1 point favorite this weekend, and they’ll have the home field advantage. Although there will be a lot of Hawkeye fans at Jack Trice Stadium, the Cyclone fans will bring the noise.The bye week could be a big factor in this one, as the Cyclones will come in rested up, and very well prepared.