The rivalry between the states of Iowa and Iowa lives up to its reputation for futility
The annual game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones did not get off to a good start.
The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones meet annually. The past six meetings have been like the Hawkeyes, but their start to the season has been less than ideal, as they narrowly defeated South Dakota State 7-3. Meanwhile, Iowa State beat Southeast Missouri State 42-10.
In the first half, the Hawkeyes and Cyclones didn’t have the cleanest plays by far. If there was a game that exemplified this, it was when Cyclones running back Jirehl Brock attempted to run into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown. Instead, he fumbled it and the Hawkeyes’ Logan Klemp recaptured the ball in the end zone to regain possession.
The state of Iowa-Iowa got off to a rocky start
If you didn’t watch the game and are curious how the first half played out, here’s a better idea. Here are the drives that followed after the Hawkeyes took a 7-0 lead on play two.
Punt. Punt. Punt. Fumble. Fumble. Punt. This is how some of the remaining drives of the first half went.
After the aforementioned Hawkeyes punt, the Cyclones reduced their lead to 7-3 with a 22-yard field goal from Jace Gilbert. On the next two drives, both teams returned the ball to their opponents. On the two trips thereafter, they ended with interceptions from Sam Petras and Hunter Dekkers.
To sum up the first half between the Hawkeyes and Cyclones – not great.
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