4:05 pm
September 10

Iowa State @ Iowa

Who will WIN this matchup?

Iowa State Cyclones (1-0)

@ Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0)


Current odds:

Iowa State Cyclones: (+151)

Iowa Hawkeyes: (-189)


• The spread for this game is Iowa by 3.5 points.

• Iowa State travels east on Saturday looking for its first win over the host Iowa Hawkeyes since Matt Campbell took over as Cyclones head coach for the 2016 season. Could this be the year? Iowa State (1-0) opened its season last week by pulling away from a 21-10 halftime lead to throttle visiting Southeast Missouri State 42-10.

• Iowa (1-0) had a decidedly more difficult time in Iowa City, with the defense (two safeties) outscoring the offense (one field goal), but still beating perennial FCS power South Dakota State 7-3 last Saturday.

• Perhaps it’s not such a surprise that one of the questions for Campbell at his weekly press conference was about Iowa’s punter, Tory Taylor, who averaged 47.9 yards on 10 punts.

• Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said he was impressed with Iowa State’s Hunter Dekkers, a first-year starter at quarterback. Dekkers completed 25 of 31 passes for 293 yards and four touchdowns with one interception in the season opener. Eight of Dekkers’ completions, and three of his touchdowns, went to wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson.

• Iowa starting quarterback Spencer Petras completed only 11 of 25 passes for 109 yards last Saturday, and Ferentz fell far short of endorsing him as the long-term starter over junior Alex Padilla.

StreakSmarter Pick
Iowa Hawkeyes