IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Hawkeyes harped Saturday on the cliche that says you can't let a tough loss beat you twice. And that was the right approach. This setback was sour enough.
Iowa State overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat rival Iowa, 20-17, on a field goal in the closing seconds. A sellout crowd at Kinnick Stadium left stunned and the Hawkeyes were licking their wounds.
"It stings a little bit," Iowa Linebacker Quinton Alston said. "But (Sunday) we have to come in and learn from our mistakes; learn the little details that we've got to fix and just box it up. There's a 24-hour rule like we keep on talking about when we win. It's easy to do when we win. We have to do the same thing when we lose. It's a big time for me to step up and be the senior leader; get that poise and just make sure these young guys continue to grow and move in from here."
The Hawkeyes (2-1) can't afford to wallow in their sorrows. A road trip at 3-0 Pittsburgh looms on Saturday.
"I'm going to try to get over pretty fast and I'm going to try to get as many people as I can to try to get over it fast with me," Iowa Running Back Damon Bullock said. "That's going to correlate into us having a successful week next week. We need to get over this fast."
Watch the rest of the reaction from the Hawkeyes in the HI TV video compilation that includes quarterback Jake Rudock talking about ISU's defensive adjustments and defensive tackle Carl Davis discussing difficulties in reach Cyclone signal caller Sam Richardson: