AMES, Iowa — Iowa and Iowa State renew their rivalry for the 65th time this morning at Jack Trice Stadium.
The Hawkeyes (1-0) have won two straight in the series, including 42-3 last year. Iowa State (1-0) has won three of the last six in the series and 10 of the last 20.
Iowa-Iowa State recap, scores
2:54 p.m. — Iowa 44, Iowa State 41 (1st OT) — On second and goal at the ISU 5, Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley rolled right and connected with freshman Ihmir Smith-Marsette on a 5-yard touchdown pass to win 44-41. Stanley threw 5 touchdowns against the Cyclones, the third-highest number in Iowa history. He’s behind only Chuck Long (with 6 twice) and Chuck Hartlieb (7).
2:48 p.m. — Iowa State 41, Iowa 38 (1st OT) — Iowa holds ISU to a 30-yard field goal in the first overtime. ISU wide receiver Hakeem Butler dropped a pass at the 5-yard line on third-and-9 that would have gone for a first down.
2:43 p.m. — Iowa 38, Iowa State 38 (1st OT) — Iowa calls tails, wins toss, chooses to go on defense.
2:40 p.m. — Iowa 38, Iowa State 38 (End 4Q) — Iowa State ran out the clock in regulation to send the game into overtime.
2:33 p.m — Iowa 38, Iowa State 38 (4Q, 1:09) — Iowa marched 89 yards in 7 plays, guided by Akrum Wadley’s highlight-reel 46-yard catch and run with 1:08 left in the game. It was Nate Stanley’s fourth TD pass of the game. Wadley juked at least 3 defenders and drug another one across the goal line for the score.
2:28 p.m. — Iowa State 38, Iowa 31 (4Q, 3:01) — Iowa held ISU to 1 yard and called all 3 timeouts to force an ISU punt. The Cyclones punted to the Iowa 11.
2:17 p.m. — Iowa State 38, Iowa 31 (4Q, 4:36) — Just when Iowa seemed to have the momentum, ISU comes right back. On the second play of Iowa State’s possession, quarterback Jacob Park connected with wide receiver Hakeem Butler on a 74-yard strike. Butler beat Iowa’s zone coverage and raced unguarded for the score.
2:11 p.m. — Iowa 31, Iowa State 31 (4Q, 5:16) — On Iowa State’s first play from scrimmage, Iowa defensive end Parker Hesse intercepted Jacob Park and returned the ball to the ISU 5. The Cyclones held the Hawkeyes to a 23-yard field goal.
2:05 p.m. — Iowa State 31, Iowa 28 (4Q, 6:25) — Just when the Hawkeyes looked grounded, they flew back in contention. Iowa rolled 92 yards in 11 plays — its third drive of 90-plus yards — and scored on a 15-yard pass from Nate Stanley to Ihmir Smith-Marsette, who dove in the back of the end zone for the score. Iowa’s defense needs to hold for the offense to get another opportunity.
1:51 p.m. — Iowa State 31, Iowa 21 (4Q, 11:46) — Iowa State continued to roll through Iowa’s gassed defense. The Cyclones stormed 65 yards in 8 plays, highlighted with a 9-yard pass from Jacob Park to Hakeem Butler on third-and-4 at the Iowa 16. A play later, ISU running back David Montgomery burst in for a 7-yard score.
1:33 p.m. — Iowa State 24, Iowa 21 (3Q, 0:52) — On fourth-and-1 at the Iowa 30, Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park hit Hakeem Butler for a 30-yard touchdown down the middle of the field to give the Cyclones the lead. Butler was covered by Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson, who fell down on the play. The Hawkeyes blitzed, which left the middle of the field wide open.
1:26 p.m. — Iowa 21, Iowa State 17 (3Q, 4:37) — Iowa right tackle Ike Boettger left the game with an apparent ankle injury. The Hawkeyes juggled their offensive line with Boone Myers entering the game at left tackle, Alaric Jackson moving to right tackle and Ross Reynolds playing left guard. Iowa’s drive stalled miserably, losing 6 yards.
1:20 p.m. — Iowa 21, Iowa State 17 (3Q, 4:37) — After the Hawkeyes took all the momentum, Iowa State answered with a critical drive midway through the third quarter. The Cyclones drove 75 yards in 10 plays that culminated in a 3-yard touchdown pass from ISU quarterback Jacob Park to wide receiver Allen Lazard.
1:09 p.m. — Iowa 21, Iowa State 10 (3Q, 7:21) — Iowa drove 90-plus yards for a touchdown for the second time on Saturday. The Hawkeyes rolled down the field 94 yards in 11 plays taking 5:05. A couple of big plays include a 26-yard pass from Stanley to fullback Drake Kulick and a 24-yard pass from Stanley to tight end T.J. Hockenson on third-and-15. Stanley later connected with Hockenson on a 17-yard pass to put the ball at the 1. Akrum Wadley dove over the top for his first rushing TD of the season.
12:46 p.m. — Iowa 14, Iowa State 10 (Halftime) — Laura VandeBerg, wife of Iowa wide receiver Matt VandeBerg, posted this on Twitter at halftime. Matt VandeBerg broke his foot twice before returning to action this year. Matt VandeBerg caught a 17-yard touchdown pass in the first half.
— Laura VandeBerg (@Laura_VandeBerg) September 9, 2017
12:43 p.m. — Iowa 14, Iowa State 10 (Halftime) — Iowa’s offense established itself late in the second quarter with a 91-yard drive that took 5:02 off the clock. The Hawkeyes held the ball for 18:08 in the first half and its power game seemed to take root. The Hawkeyes get the ball to start the third quarter.
12:34 p.m. — Iowa 14, Iowa State 10 (Halftime stat update) — Iowa QB Nate Stanley has settled in after a rough first quarter last week. Stanley is 18 of 24 for 228 yards, 5 touchdowns, 0 interceptions since starting 0 of 4 with an interception last week against Wyoming..
12:29 p.m. — Iowa 14, Iowa State 10 (Halftime) — Running back Akrum Wadley has 78 rushing yards for the Hawkeyes. Iowa had solid balance in the first half with 103 yards rushing and 104 passing. Iowa State had 175 total yards with 118 through the air. Iowa QB Nate Stanley was 10 of 13 for 104 yards and 2 TD passes.
12:24 p.m. — Iowa 14, Iowa State 10 (Q2, 0:52) — Hawkeyes got back to the basics on a 10-play, 91-yard drive that took 5:04. The Hawkeyes started on their own 9 and featured three big plays to take the lead. Running back Akrum Wadley sizzled on a 35-yard run to put the ball in Iowa State territory. After a holding call pushed the Hawkeyes back 10 yards, running back James Butler took a screen 26 yards to the ISU 27. Four plays later, Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley connected with wide receiver Matt VandeBerg on a fade route for a 17-yard score. Iowa added the extra point.
11:54 a.m. — Iowa State 10, Iowa 7 (Q2, 11:05) — Cyclones drove 80 yards in 14 plays but were stopped at the Hawkeyes’ 2-yard forcing a Garrett Owens 24-yard field goal.
11:41 a.m. — Iowa 7, Iowa State 7 (end Q1) — Iowa State has 101 yards to Iowa’s 85. Cyclones have the ball on their own 49 facing first and 10.
11:29 a.m. — Iowa 7, Iowa State 7 (Q1, 3:38) — On third and 10, Iowa defensive ends Anthony Nelson and A.J. Epenesa converged on ISU quarterback Jacob Park for a 10-yard sack. The Cyclones were forced to punt on fourth and 20 and their 15.
11:24 a.m. — Iowa 7, Iowa State 7 (Q1, 4:23) — Iowa responded to ISU’s drive with its own scoring drive. Spanning 76 yards in 10 plays, Iowa never even faced a third down. A 20-yard run for Akrum Wadley put the ball on the ISU 32. Four plays later, Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley connected with Nick Easley on a quick screen for a 10-yard score. The extra point knotted the game at 7-7.
11:15 a.m — Iowa State 7, Iowa 0 (Q1, 9:03) — Iowa State’s second drive was electric for the Cyclones. Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park connected with Hakeem Butler on passes of 25 and 20 yards, respectively to start the series. An offsides penalty and a 5-yard run by David Montgomery pushed the ball to the Iowa 5. Then Park hit receiver Allen Lazard in the left corner for a 5-yard score. The extra point put ISU ahead 7-0.
Iowa band takes the field at Jack Trice Stadium pic.twitter.com/QDaLlgg3yf
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) September 9, 2017
11:00 a.m. — Iowa won the toss and deferred. Iowa State will receive.
10:39 a.m. — Iowa linebacker Jack Hockaday has moved back to second team at middle linebacker. He was injured throughout camp. Second-team fullback Brady Ross has a big cast over his left hand.
10:32 a.m. — Iowa’s offensive line: Alaric Jackson (LT), Keegan Render (LG), James Daniels (C), Sean Welsh (RG), Ike Boettger (RT). Daniels was out last week and Render played center.
10:28 a.m. — Iowa defensive back Cedric Boswell has changed his jersey number to 17. He previously wore 20.
10:22 a.m. — Entire Iowa squad takes the field for warmups and walks in front of Iowa State’s student section. The booing is deafening.
10:21 a.m. — Iowa State comes out in all-gray smoky-colored uniforms.
Iowa vs. Iowa State game time, details
Time: 11:01 a.m. (CT) kickoff
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9
Location: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
Weather: 65 degrees and partly cloudy at kickoff
The line: Iowa -2.5
What TV channel broadcasts Iowa vs. Iowa State?
ESPN2 will televise the 65th meeting between the Hawkeyes and Cyclones.
How can I watch Iowa vs. Iowa State online?
WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app will provide live streaming of the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa vs. Iowa State on the radio?
You can listen on Sirius 112/XM channel 200. For Iowa action, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Ed Podolak as the color analyst and Rob Brooks as the sideline reporter. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
For the Cyclones’ point of view, 1430 AM (KASI-Ames), 1460 AM (KXNO-Des Moines) and 1600 AM (KGYM-Cedar Rapids) are the primary outlets. John Walters calls play-by-play with Eric Heft as the color analyst and Ben Bruns as the sideline reporter. Click here for other Iowa State affiliates.
The TuneIn app provides radio coverage from each team.
— Gary Dolphin (@GaryDolphin) September 9, 2017
Who is calling the game for ESPN2?
Jason Benetti handles the play-by-play, Kelly Stouffer provides the color and Julie Stewart-Binks adds flavor as the sideline reporter.
Iowa vs. Iowa State preview
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The 40th anniversary of the Cy-Hawk reboot features intrigue, funky matchups and two rivals battling over bragging rights.
Iowa (1-0) and Iowa State (1-0) have different strengths and weaknesses that make this game appealing. The Hawkeyes boast a powerful defense that held potential top-10 NFL draft pick Josh Allen to 174 passing yards and picked off 2 passes in a 24-3 win against Wyoming. The Cyclones showcased an explosive offense in a 42-24 victory against Northern Iowa.
To top it off, a trophy is at stake.
“We all going in and we’re all going there on a mission,” Iowa running back Akrum Wadley said. “It’s a business trip and we’re just trying to improve and get better.”
The Iowa-Iowa State rivalry brings out the passion from both fan bases, the players and the coaches. Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz will coach in his 28th Cy-Hawk series game and understands the importance of what this game means to everyone involved.
“We have 23 players right now in our two-deep that grew up in this state, 57 total on our roster from Iowa,” Ferentz said. “So they grew up watching this series. I think they know fully what it means, just the interest and what’s at stake for everybody involved. It’s a really significant thing on that end, as well.”
Others, like Wadley, grew up in other parts of the country and didn’t know about the series. Wadley hails from Newark, N.J., and he learned quickly from former Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens — who now plays for the Dallas Cowboys — about what it means to the players.
“As a freshman, my first time coming in, I didn’t know anything about this game,” Wadley said. “I was able to watch guys like Hitchens, the amount of impact that he brought to the scout team, the hits he was giving me, you never forget those. This week means a lot. The coaches stress about every game is important but this game is really important.”
Iowa State is led offensively by several talented skill position players. At the top is wide receiver Allen Lazard, who owns the Cyclones’ career record for catches with 178. The 6-foot-5, 222-pound series hauled in 8 passes for 108 yards against Northern Iowa last week. Lazard is flanked by 6-6 sophomore Hakeem Butler and quick 5-11 reciver Trever Ryan.
Quarterback Jacob Park completed 27 of 35 passes for 271 yards and a pair of scores last week. Running backs David Montgomery and Mike Warren form one of the top combinations in the Midwest.
But Iowa State also has an inexperienced offensive line. Only two of the five starters have started more than two career games.
Iowa counters with a veteran front seven that includes linebacker Josey Jewell, who was named national defensive player of the week by three different organizations. Jewell had 14 tackles and 2 sacks against Wyoming.
Offensively, new Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley struggled early with four straight incomplete passes. Then he settled down to complete 8 of his final 11 passes for 125 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wadley ran for 116 yards.
Iowa State has veterans in the secondary, led by safety Kamari Cotton-Moya and cornerback Brian Peavy, and linebacker Willie Harvey.
“They’ve got some really good D-backs, corners, good safeties,” Waldey said. “I like the linebackers; they like to hit. They’ve got a good defensive line.”