Ladies and gentleman, it’s that time of the year again. That’s right, it’s time for
EL ASSICO the CyHawk rivalry as the Iowa State Cyclones head to Iowa City to face the Iowa Hawkeyes at 4 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Kinnick Stadium and will air on the Big Ten Network.
Iowa State (1-0) blasted Southeast Missouri State in its season opener on Saturday, running away with a 42-10 victory. Taking over for the departed Brock Purdy, Hunter Dekkers went 25-31 for 293 yards and four touchdowns. Taking over for Breece Hall, running back Jirehl Brock broke off 104 yards and a touchdown.
Iowa (1-0) played the most Iowa game you could possibly imagine, defeating South Dakota State 7-3 last Saturday. Those seven points came by two safeties and a field goal as this was the definition of a rock fight. Both teams combined for 21 punts throughout the entire game.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Iowa State: 42nd overall, 43rd offense, 38th defense
Iowa: 41st overall, 75th offense, 7th defense
OL Jake Remsburg - Questionable (Knee)
RB Cartevious Norton - Doubtful (Leg)
RB Gavin Williams - Probable (Undisclosed)
WR Nick Ragaini - Early October (Undisclosed)
WR Keegan Johnson - Out (Undisclosed)
Against The Spread
Iowa State: 0-1 ATS
Iowa: 0-1 ATS
Iowa State: Over 0-1
Iowa: Over 0-1
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Iowa State: 128th overall, 125th offense, 128th defense
Iowa: 20th overall, 33rd offense, 32nd defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Iowa -4
Moneyline: Iowa -170, Iowa State +145
Opening line: Iowa -3.5
Opening total: 41.5
74 degrees, mostly cloudy with a few showers, 13 MPH winds NNW
I was originally tempted to zig while everyone zags and take the over in this heated rivalry. But a potentially rainy afternoon at Kinnick with winds over 10 MPH doesn’t bode well for that, especially considering you have a young Iowa State team vs. the most reductive offense you can think of under OC Brian Ferentz. Yeah, take the under.
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