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IOWA CITY — A closer look at Iowa State’s 10-7 win over Iowa on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
That’s the best way to describe Iowa State’s game-winning and only touchdown drive of the game.
The Cyclones look over at their own 1-yard line — following Iowa fullback Monte Pottebaum’s goal-line fumble — in the fourth quarter and marched 99 yards in 21 plays, scoring on an 8-yard pass from Hunter Dekkers to Xavier Hutchinson with 8:27 left in the game.
The drive included five third-down conversions and took 11:49 off the clock.
Hutchinson was the star of the drive and the game, finishing with 11 catches for 98 yards.
Iowa did have a chance to tie the game late, but Aaron Blom’s last-second field goal attempt missed.
By The Numbers
1 — This was Matt Campbell’s first win as Iowa State coach in the Cy-Hawk series. It also snapped a six-game Iowa winning streak in the series.
2 — Blocked punts by Iowa’s Lukas Van Ness, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound sophomore from Barrington, Ill.
3.1 — That’s how much Iowa’s offense averaged per play in the first half while building a 7-3 lead. ISU allowed the Hawkeyes an average of just 2.9 yards per play in last season’s top-10 Cy-Hawk matchup in Ames, but lost that game, 27-17.
92 — Yards for Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras, on 12-of-26 passing. He had one interception and no touchdowns.
100 — With three receptions for 19 yards in the first half, Iowa’s Sam LaPorta recorded his 100th career catch. LaPorta finished with seven catches for 46 yards.
184 — Dekkers completed 25 of 38 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown in his first rivalry start.
— When the Cyclones sacked Petras and forced a fumble in the first half, it was Iowa State’s first forced turnover vs. Iowa in the Campbell era.
— As is always the case, the vitriol between fans of the two schools was greatly exaggerated.
Perhaps there were examples of a civil war after the game, but before it you could see endless numbers of Iowa State and Iowa fans socializing together outside Kinnick Stadium, even traveling to the game together in some instances.
“We all get along pretty well,” said Chicago’s Michael Elliott, an Iowa State fan and Mount Vernon native who works as a recruiter for Luther College.
“Both teams’ fans are a little nervous about their teams.”
— Josh Willis of Johnston has a T-shirt he’d like to sell, with profits going to a charitable cause.
It has a photo of Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz with the caption “Figure it out, Brian.”
“I’d like to sell it with the proceeds going to (the UI’s) Children’s Hospital,” Willis said. “I think Brian has a sense of humor and would get the joke. I wouldn’t be comfortable selling it, though, without his OK.”
— Barstool Sports' College Football Show was staged a few blocks from Kinnick, off Melrose Avenue.
For the uninformed, Barstool is the sports and pop culture blog that arguably has tarnished the once-sacred reputation of barstools.
— NFL scouts from the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks were expected inside the Kinnick Stadium press box.
Bowl representatives from the Orange Bowl and Citrus Bowl also were in the house.
— It remains one of the great things in college football. Starting Iowa State cornerback T.J. Tampa is from St. Petersburg.
The game started without Iowa linebacker Jestin Jacobs, defensive tackle Yahya Black, cornerback Jermari Haris and wide receivers Keagan Johnson, Nico Ragaini and Diante Vines.
Iowa State, as expected, started the game without injured right tackle Jake Remsburg (lower body) and backup tailback Cartevious Norton (leg). Grant Treiber made his second straight start in Remsburg’s stead. The Cyclones also were without defensive back Treyveon McGee, linebacker Jacob Ellis and backup offensive lineman Dodge Sauser.
Iowa plays Nevada Saturday in Kinnick at 6:30 p.m. (BTN). Iowa State hosts Ohio Saturday at 1 p.m.