Cy'zing Up The Competition - Iowa

Saturday's game against the Cyclones marks the 53rd time the two in-state rivals will meet. Iowa holds a 35-17 advantage in the series that began with a 16-8 ISU win in 1894.



The Hawkeyes have won 17 of the last 22 meetings between the two teams, including the last two. The teams did not meet between 1935 and 1976 and Iowa holds a 19-9 advantage since the series resumed in 1977. Iowa holds a 15-5 advantage in games played at Ames. Iowa defeated the Cyclones by a 40-21 margin in 2003 in Jack Trice Stadium. The Hawkeyes won 15 straight games in the series (1983- 1997).




Iowa (1-0) hits the road for the first time this season, traveling to Ames, to meet instate rival Iowa State (1-0). Game time is 2:35 p.m. at Jack Trice Stadium (45,814). The game is sold out.




Iowa is 4-0 in games played on Sept. 10. The Hawkeyes defeated Northwestern 24-0 in 1977, Iowa State 51-10 in 1983 and 37-9 in 1994 and Kansas State 45-10 in 1988.




Along with the current winning streak in Kinnick Stadium, Iowa boasts a nine game

overall win streak. After posting a 2-2 record in the first four games in 2004, Iowa won seven straight Big Ten games to earn a share of the Big Ten title before defeating LSU 30-25 in the 2005 Capital One Bowl. Iowa opened the 2005 season

with a victory over Ball State. Iowa's current win streak ranks third best in the nation, trailing only USC (23) and Utah (17).





Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz and ISU Coach Dan McCarney worked together as assistant coaches at Iowa from 1981-89. After playing at Iowa McCarney joined the Iowa football staff in 1977 and stayed until 1989. Ferentz joined the Hawkeye staff in 1981 and also left in 1989, for the head coaching position at Maine.




Iowa senior TE C.J. Barkema and Iowa State sophomore TE Ben Barkema are brothers.




Both Iowa and Iowa State play a Division I-AA opponent in 2005. The Cyclones defeated Illinois State (32-21) last week in Ames, while the Hawkeyes host Northern Iowa on Sept. 17. Iowa was originally scheduled to play Missouri for its third non-conference game, but the Tigers pulled out forcing the Hawkeyes to scramble and find another opponent (Northern Iowa).


Both Iowa and Iowa State are coming off successful seasons that produced bowl victories. Iowa defeated LSU (30-25) in the Capital One Bowl, while Iowa State topped Miami, OH (17-13) in the Independence Bowl.


The team that has led after the first quarter has won 13 of the last 15 meetings (two were tied) and the team that has led at halftime has won 14 of the last 15 contests. Last season, Iowa led 7-3 after one quarter and 14-3 at halftime. The Hawkeyes went on to a seven point victory (17-10) in Iowa City.





Iowa holds an all-time record of 64-62-3 (.508) against current members of the Big 12 Conference, having met all but Baylor at least once. Iowa State is the only Big 12 opponent on the Hawkeye schedule this season.




Iowa State is 21-76-2 vs. the Big Ten, but has not played Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State or Purdue.



Iowa and Iowa State did not play any common opponents last year, nor will they this year.





Iowa won its second-straight game over Iowa State with a 17-10 victory in Kinnick Stadium. The victory snapped a three game home losing streak to the Cyclones and the Hawkeyes retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy.


The Hawkeyes marched down the field on their opening possession, scoring a touchdown on a six-play, 49-yard drive. RB Albert Young scored his second touchdown in as many weeks on a one-yard plunge. RB Jermelle Lewis accounted for the first 48 yards of the drive, including 23 rushing yards and 25 receiving yards.


Iowa's solid defense helped set up another first half score. After Iowa State was forced to punt from its own seven, QB Drew Tate hooked up with WR Ed Hinkel for a 29-yard scoring strike on third down with just 2:49 left in the first half.


The Hawkeyes opened the third quarter with a 39-yard field goal from PK Kyle Schlicher. That score was set up by a 23- yard connection from Tate to Warren Holloway. Iowa maintained a 17-3 advantage for most of the third quarter until a 40-yard touchdown pass trimmed the Hawkeye lead to seven (17-10) with 36 seconds left in the period. The Hawkeye defense was able to protect the seven-point advantage as neither team scored again.


Tate completed 16-22 passes for 220 yards, tossing one touchdown and one interception in his first complete game as Iowa's starting quarterback. Hinkel caught a team-high four passes for 61 yards to lead the team in receiving. RB Jermelle Lewis eclipsed the century mark for the fifth time in his career. Lewis rushed 30 times for 102 yards, including a team-season long 34-yarder late in the fourth quarter to move the chains and help run time off the clock.


The Hawkeyes held the Cyclones to 236 total yards, including 66 on the ground. LB Abdul Hodge posted a game-high 12 tackles (8 solo), while LB Chad Greenway collected 10 tackles (6 solo), including one for loss and one pass break-up. DL Jonathan Babineaux tied a career-high with six tackles (five solo), including two sacks.


Here is the yardstick:

IOWA                          IOWA STATE

core                                         17                            10

First Downs                               16                           16

Rushes-Yds.                              44-85                      34-66

Passing Yds.                              220                         170

Passes (C-A-I)                          16-22-1                    15-30-0

Total Offense                               305                          236

Punts-Avg.                                7-33.3                      7-38.6

Fumbles-Lost                            0-0                           0-0

Penalties-Yards                         8-75                         5-40

Time of Possession                    31:37                        28:23





Iowa (1-0, 0-0)

Sept. 3          Ball State      W 56-0

Sept. 10        at Iowa State, 2:35 p.m.

Sept. 17        Northern Iowa, 2:35 p.m.

Sept. 24        at Ohio State, TBD

Oct. 1           Illinois, TBD

Oct. 8           at Purdue 3:35 p.m.

Oct. 15         Indiana, TBD

Oct. 22         Michigan, TBD

Nov. 5           at Northwestern, TBD

Nov. 12         at Wisconsin, TBD

Nov. 19         Minnesota, TBD



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