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The first ranked matchup in Cy-Hawk football series history was mostly one-sided, thanks to Iowa’s defense and special teams.
The No. 10-ranked Hawkeyes (2-0) scored 20 points off four turnovers, rolling past the No. 9-ranked Cyclones 27-17 for their sixth straight Cy-Hawk triumph.
Iowa State (1-1) benched quarterback Brock Purdy in the second half after he threw three interceptions. Breece Hall also fumbled, leading to a Jack Campbell scoop-and-score.
» Box score: No. 10 Iowa 27, No. 9 Iowa State 17
» Hlas column: Hawkeyes punt and pick Cyclones apart
» ISU perspective: Iowa State runs over itself in 27-17 loss to Iowa
» Game Report: Turning point, key numbers, notes, injuries and more
» ISU notes: Iowa State benches QB Brock Purdy in loss to Iowa
» Iowa analysis: How special teams played a crucial role in Hawkeyes’ 2-0 start
4th Quarter updates
Final: Iowa 27, Iowa State 17
Iowa’s offense wasn’t efficient for the second straight game, but once again it didn’t need to be.
A week after the Hawkeyes’ defense forced three turnovers, scored two touchdowns and limited Indiana to six points, it produced four takeaways, scored another TD and held ISU to 17 points.
Jack Campbell scored on a fumble return and Caleb Shudak kicked a pair of field goals after interceptions. Matt Hankins had two interceptions and Seth Benson grabbed another.
Spencer Petras threw a 26-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to Charlie Jones in one of the offense’s few bright spots. Iowa totaled just 173 yards of offense to Iowa State’s 339 but didn’t turn the ball over.
Petras was 11 of 21 for 106 yards and a TD. Tyler Goodson averaged just 2.6 yards per carry, running for 55 yards on 21 attempts.
Breece Hall couldn’t get much going for the Cyclones, either, running for 69 yards on 16 attempts and losing the fumble that Campbell returned to the end zone.
Hunter Dekkers replaced Purdy and threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass for Iowa State. The Cyclones tried to cut it to a one-possession game, but Andrew Mevis missed a 45-yard field-goal attempt with 31 seconds remaining.
Iowa 27, Iowa State 17 | 3:27 4th
Iowa State benched starting quarterback Brock Purdy after a 13-for-27 performance for 138 yards and three interceptions.
Backup Hunter Dekkers came in and tossed a late touchdown pass of 13 yards to Tarique Milton. That completed seven-play, 83-yard drive in which Dekkers was 6 for 7 for 81 yards.
Iowa 27, Iowa State 10 | 12:53 4th
Same story. Iowa forced a turnover and it led to points, a 22-yard Caleb Shudak field goal.
Joe Evans tipped a Brock Purdy pass at the line of scrimmage and Matt Hankins hauled it in for his second interception and Iowa’s fourth takeaway of the game. He returned it 41 yards to the ISU 22 with 45 seconds left in the third quarter.
The Hawkeyes got to the ISU 4 but, again, could not find the end zone.
3rd Quarter updates
Iowa 24, Iowa State 10 | 2:56 3rd
Another Iowa State turnover resulted in more Iowa points.
Caleb Shudak drilled a 51-yard field goal to put the Hawkeyes up 14.
Iowa got the ball back thanks to a Seth Benson interception at the ISU 25, Iowa’s second pick and third takeaway of the game. Iowa has scored 20 points off those turnovers.
Iowa 21, Iowa State 10 | 5:08 3rd
Iowa scored on two pick-6s in last week’s win over Indiana, and now the defense has scored again.
Jestin Jacobs popped the ball free from Breece Hall on the first play of the drive and Jack Campbell scooped it up and stepped into the end zone.
Huge play, obviously.
Iowa 14, Iowa State 10 | 5:16 3rd
Iowa couldn’t take advantage of great field position on a drive that started at the Iowa State 43.
Jake Hummel sacked Spencer Petras for a loss of 11 on third-and-10 from the 30 and the Hawkeyes were forced to punt.
Tory Taylor’s 35-yard kick was downed at the 6.
Iowa 14, Iowa State 10 | 8:10 3rd
Excellent stretch for Iowa’s special teams and defense early in the third quarter.
Tory Taylor unleashed a 69-yard punt from his own end zone (that should have been fair caught by ISU).
Then the Hawkeyes forced a three-and-out with three straight negative plays. Logan Lee brought down Brock Purdy for a loss of 2, then Jack Campbell and Deontae Craig teamed up for a sack on a blitz and Joe Evans finished the drive with another sack on third-and-long.
Charlie Jones returned the punt 24 yards and Iowa started its next drive at the ISU 43.
2nd Quarter updates
Iowa 14, Iowa State 10 | 0:07 2nd
Big response from the Cyclones in the final minute of the first half to get back within one score going to the break, with Breece Hall reaching out for a 4-yard touchdown run.
Brock Purdy hit Darren Wilson for a 49-yard gain to set up the TD. Purdy finished the half 10 of 17 for 120 yards and a pick. Hall carried 10 times for 37 yards.
Iowa 14, Iowa State 3 | 1:01 2nd
Iowa put together another scoring drive just before halftime.
Spencer Petras delivered a 26-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Jones to put the Hawkeyes up two scores. That’s Jones’ first touchdown catch since 2018 at Buffalo.
It was a 10-play, 71-yard drive for Iowa.
Petras ended the first half 9 of 14 for 99 yards and a TD. He completed six of his last seven attempts of the half. Tyler Goodson rushed 10 times for 28 yards and a score.
Iowa 7, Iowa State 3 | 8:13 2nd
The Iowa offense came to life after Matt Hankins’ interception, putting together an eight-play, 49-yard drive to take the lead.
Tyler Goodson’s 4-yard touchdown run put the Hawkeyes on the board.
Spencer Petras looked much more comfortable on this drive, completing both his passes. One was a 9-yard strike to Jackson Ritter, the other a 17-yard completion to tight end Luke Lachey.
Iowa State 3, Iowa 0 | 12:03 2nd
Tyler Goodson single-handedly gave Iowa a first down, breaking two tackles on a short catch out of the backfield on third down.
But the Hawkeyes couldn’t do much else.
Iowa had just 30 yards at this point, averaging 1.9 yards per play and totaling two first downs. Spencer Petras started 3 of 7 for 14 yards, with 9 going to Goodson.
On the very first play of ISU’s ensuing drive, though, Matt Hankins leaped to pick off a jump ball at midfield.
1st Quarter updates
Iowa State 3, Iowa 0 | 0:39 1st
Connor Assalley gave the Cyclones the lead with a 23-yard field goal.
Iowa State drove into the red zone rather quickly thanks to five plays of 8-plus yards in its first six snaps of the drive. That included a 14-yard run from Jirehl Brock on a direct snap followed by a 12-yard Brock Purdy pass to Xavier Hutchinson.
It was an 11-play, 63-yard drive for ISU.
Iowa 0, Iowa State 0 | 6:07 1st
Both teams went three-and-out on their first drives, followed by booming 50-plus-yard punts.
The Hawkeyes got another stop, thanks to defensive lineman John Waggoner’s second pass deflection of the game on third down, and flipped the field with Charlie Jones’ 18-yard punt return to the ISU 41. But the offense again went basically nowhere and Caleb Shudak’s 50-yard field-goal attempt was way, way right after a bad snap.
Will McDonald’s third-down sack pushed the Hawkeyes back before the attempt.
Iowa totaled 11 yards on its first three drives.
Iowa State starting middle linebacker O’Rien Vance is not in uniform for warm-ups and will miss Saturday’s game. The Cedar Rapids Washington grad left last week’s game against Northern Iowa with an injury. Gerry Vaughn will get the start.
Guard Kyler Schott remains out for Iowa with a foot injury. Iowa radio reporter Rob Brooks said he’ll return to practice next week.
Is this the year? Iowa has won five straight games in the Cy-Hawk football series, but Iowa State carried most of the preseason hype.
The No. 9-ranked Cyclones are favored to end that streak against the 10th-ranked Hawkeyes Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.
Matt Campbell has never beaten Kirk Ferentz, but The Gazette’s Ben Visser predicts that will change.
“As much as Iowa and Iowa State fans might like to admit it, the way Campbell and Kirk Ferentz approach the game of football is nearly identical,” Ben wrote in his analysis. “They want to establish the run early and control the tempo of the game with the run. Defensively, both teams have ranked at or near the top of their respective conferences and the coaches have no problem leaning on the defense to make a stop.”
Leah Vann had a similar prediction in her analysis.
“I think if any year is going to be the year Iowa State breaks the streak, this would be it,” Leah wrote. “The team has all-around more experience and depth it’s almost scarily calculated.”
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