Why it matters: To show off. One game to decide which team, fans and alum get to talk smack next year.
Send the news: The 69th episode of the Cy-Hawk game takes place on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.
Fast overtaking: The two teams first played in Iowa City in 1894, with ISU having the upper hand.
- The series went into a four-decade hiatus in 1935 due to animosity between the fan bases and didn’t return until the state legislature got involved, according to the Daily Iowan.
By the numbers: Iowa has dominated the series ever since, winning 15 matchups in a row from 1983 to 1997.
- They have also won every competition since 2016.
Yes but: When you support ISU, there is hope.
- Iowa’s violation doesn’t exist. In their week one matchup against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, the Hawkeyes managed just one field goal in their 7-3 win.
In the meantime, ISU hung 42 points over the state of Southeast Missouri in their week one win, without Hunter Dekkers throwing nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns.