The University of Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Ames, Iowa, to face the 3.5-point underdog Iowa State Cyclones in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Bowl. The game kicks off on FOX this Saturday, Sept 12th at 4:45 p.m. ET at Jack Trice Stadium. Cord-cutters can stream the game via Fox Sports Go.
Analyzing The Iowa Hawkeyes Vs Iowa State Cyclones Online Betting Odds, My Final Score Prediction & How To Watch
Matchup: Iowa Hawkeyes at Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, Sept 12th, 2015
Start Time: 4:45 p.m. ET
Location: Ames, IA
Stadium: Jack Trice Stadium
Spread: Iowa -3.5
Game Total: 50
TV Info: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Radio: Iowa Vs Iowa State
Why Bet On Iowa (-3.5) To Beat Iowa State
Iowa’s rushing attack is formidable.
As only a -10.5 point favorite, Iowa destroyed Illinois State 31 to 14 in Week 1. The Hawkeyes racked up a total of 431 yards. Iowa was very balanced on offense. QB CJ Beatherd threw for 211 yards and a TD. The offense rushed for 210 yards on 44 carries. That’s a 4.8 yards average.
— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) September 8, 2015
The star of Iowa’s rushing attack is junior LuShun Daniels Jr. He was unstoppable versus Illinois State. He carried the football 26 times. He rushed for 123 yards. He averaged 4.7 yards per carry. Lushun Daniels Jr rushed for only 49 yards from 15 carries, a 3.3 average, last season. When Daniels Jr wasn’t rushing, Jordan Canzeri was. Canzeri had only 5 carries. But he rushed for 28 yards and a TD with those 5 carries. Canzeri also had 4 catches for 90 yards. If LuShun Daniels Jr continues his hot streak in Week 2 against Iowa State, the Hawkeyes should be able to beat and cover the spread versus their inter-state rival.
Iowa State’s defense held Northern Iowa to 126 yards from 41 carries on the ground, a 3.1 average, in Iowa State’s 31 to 7 Week 1 victory. It won’t be easy for Iowa to come up big in the rushing department in Week 2 but if the Hawkeyes do, they’ll find a way to beat Iowa State.
Why Bet On Iowa State To Beat Iowa (-3.5)
Iowa State’s defense is better this year than last year .
Iowa State’s defense is better this year than last year. The reason that it’s important to note is because the Cyclones upset the Hawkeyes 20 to 17 as a +13.5 points road underdog. In that game, the defense held Iowa to 275 total yards.
Iowa’s rushing attack could only muster 129 yards on 44 carries. That’s a 2.9 yards average. The Hawkeyes only passed for 146 yards. Versus Northern Iowa in Week 1, the defense shut down the Panthers’ offense. Iowa State not only held Northern Iowa to only 126 yards on the ground, but the Cyclones also held the Panthers to only 176 yards passing.
— Cyclone Insider (@DMRCyclones) September 9, 2015
If Iowa State’s defense is as effective in Week 2 versus Iowa, the Cyclones will not only cover against the spread, but they should win the game. Iowa State’s defense knows Iowa’s game plan in this matchup. The Hawkeyes are going to try and establish the run and then start passing the football.
Iowa State will be ready for it. The Cyclones are a road dog going into the week. They might be a home favorite by kick off. I am picking the Cyclones to win by a touchdown. My final score prediction is Iowa State 24, Iowa 17 .