This season’s highly anticipated Cy-Hawk game will begin with the Hawkeyes offense taking the field first.
On a drive that was heavily relied on by Nate Stanley’s arm, the Hawkeyes turned their first possession into points off a 25 yard field goal from Keith Duncan early in the first quarter.
With 7:18 remaining in the first quarter there is a lightning delay in Ames.
After waiting out the lightning Iowa State takes the field again looking to score some points midway through the first quarter.
With some creative play calling the Cyclones jump to a 7-3 lead with a 51 yard TD pass from Deshante Jones to La’Michael Pettway with just under six minutes left in the first quarter.
Iowa State keeps the momentum going after the quick score, forcing the Hawkeyes to go three and out with just under five minutes left in the first quarter.
The first quarter comes to end with the Cyclones winning 7-3.
Lightning strikes again with a little over thirteen minutes in the second quarter causing another delay.
Iowa State’s offense gets back to work early in the second quarter after waiting over two hours for the lightning delay.
Duncan makes his second field goal of the day from 40 yards out as time expires in the first half, to bring the Hawkeyes within one point.
Second half action kicks off with the Cyclone’s offense trying to get some more points on the board.
The Cyclones waste no time coming out of halftime scoring on a 73 yard bomb from Brock Purdy to Tarique Milton. ISU leads 14-6 with 14:03 left in the third quarter.
Iowa tacks on three more with another field goal from Duncan from 42 yards out with just under three minutes left in the third quarter.
Quarter three comes to an end with ISU leading the Hawkeyes 14-9.
Nate Stanley regains the lead for the Hawkeyes after trailing for two quarters with a one yard QB sneak that crossed the goal line. 12:10 remains in the fourth quarter.
Connor Assalley regains the lead for the Cyclones making a 26 yard field goal to put them up by two half way through the fourth quarter.
Duncan continues to be perfect as he makes a 39 yard field goal to put the Hawkeyes back in the lead with just under five minutes left in regulation. Iowa leads 18-17.
Iowa keeps their Cy-Hawk winning streak alive with their fifth straight win against the Cyclones. Final score Iowa 18 ISU 17.