After Iowa clobbered Miami (OH) 45-21 on Saturday, the Hawkeyes are now favored to run away from their competition again.
Iowa opened up as an 18-point favorite over in-state rival Iowa State, which marks the biggest favorite either team has been in the series since 2004.
Iowa opens as an 18-point favorite over Iowa State. Consensus line has already dropped to 16 on Vegas Insider.
— Chris Williams (@ChrisMWilliams) September 4, 2016
Iowa won the last game in the series, 31-17, and owns a 41-22 series lead. The game will also be the first time either team has been ranked when they’ve played each other since 2010, when the No. 9 Hawkeyes blew past the Cyclones, 35-7.
While Iowa stands tall at 1-0 and No. 17, Iowa State dropped to 0-1 Saturday evening, losing to a Football Championship Subdivision school, Northern Iowa, 25-20.
The game, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.