Iowa leads Iowa State 14-10 at the half of the Cy-Hawk showdown. Follow along for live updates and analysis
AMES, Ia. — The wait is finally over.
Perhaps the most anticipated football game in the Cy-Hawk rivalry is finally here. The No. 10 Cyclones will host No. 12 Iowa at Jack Trice Stadium at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday's showdown in Ames is the first between two ranked opponents in the rivalry's history. Iowa opened the season with a dominating win over Indiana. Iowa State kicked the season off with a close call over Northern Iowa.
Now the two teams will tangle in a game that has plenty of buzz around it. ESPN's College GameDay broadcasted from outside the stadium Saturday morning. The crew's marquee broadcasting trio of Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe will have the call on ABC.
And we'll have updates through the entire game right here.HALFTIME: Iowa/Iowa State stats
For Iowa: Passing: Spencer Petras 9-14-99-1 touchdown; Rushing: Tyler Goodson: 10-28, Ivory Kelly-Martin 4-21; Receiving: Charlie Jones: 2-36, Tyler Goodson 2-9.
For Iowa State: Passing: Brock Purdy: 10-17-120; Rushing: Breece Hall: 10-37; Receiving: Breece Hall: 3-22, Darren Wilson 2-56.HALFTIME: Iowa 14, Iowa State 10
After a slow first quarter, things really got exciting in the second quarter. Iowa was on the verge of heading into halftime with a 14-3 lead. But Iowa State responded with a 75-yard scoring drive in just 54 seconds late in the second quarter to get right back into the game. A 49-yard catch-and-run completion to Darren Wilson Jr. spurred the drive. Buckle up for what should be an exciting second half.:07/2Q - Iowa State's quick and impressive drive
Iowa State had a quick response for Iowa's touchdown. The Cyclones marched 75 yards down the field in just 54 seconds to reach the end zone for the first time today. Breece Hall's plunge to the end zone capped it off. A review confirmed the touchdown. Now Iowa State trails 14-10 at the end of the second quarter.1:01/2Q - Iowa adds to its lead
Iowa's final drive of the first one was a big one for the Hawkeyes. It was long, draining and successful. Charlie Jones caught a nice 26-yard touchdown pass from Spencer Petras to give the Hawkeyes a 14-3 lead. The drive spanned 71 yards and took 4:34 off the clock. It nearly came to a halt after Ivory Kelly-Martin coughed up the football. But officials (rightfully) ruled he was down when the ball came out.5:00/2Q - Iowa winning in the margins
It's the little things that are usually the difference-maker in Cy-Hawk games, at least recently. Iowa is winning in all those small areas right now. The Hawkeyes are winning the turnover battle and have yet to be penalized. Both are areas that have hurt the Cyclones so far. Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy was picked off earlier in the quarter, which set up Iowa's first touchdown drive. Iowa State has been penalized three times for 20 yards. And a 27-yard punt by Corey Dunn didn't help.5:45/2Q - Iowa State can't answer
Iowa State's first series after Iowa took the lead didn't do much. Tight end Charlie Kolar, who missed the first game of the season with an injury, hauled in his first catch of the season with a 15-yard grab. But that's about all Iowa State's offense could do.8:13/2Q - Iowa takes the lead with a turnover and touchdown
The Hawkeyes took advantage of the Iowa State turnover and the great field position that came with it. They went 49 yards and needed just eight plays to reach the end zone for the first time today. Tyler Goodson finished off the drive with a 4-yard run. The turnover was just what Iowa's offense needed. The Hawkeyes had been having trouble moving the ball but had no issues with this drive. Hawkeyes now lead 7-3.12:03/2Q - Iowa gets a huge turnover
The Hawkeyes had plenty of those during their win over Indiana. They got the first today with Matt Hankins picking off a deep pass attempt from Brock Purdy to Xavier Hutchinson. Hankins may have gotten away with a hold but Purdy didn't place the pass in a good spot at all.12:19/2Q - Another Iowa punt
It has become a theme for the Hawkeyes today who have punted on three of their first four possession's. The non-punt resulted in a missed field goal. Third down has been problematic for the Hawkeyes who are just 1-for-5 so far. Tyler Goodson was the reason for the only conversion. Goodson picked up a nice 7-yard reception and a first down after shaking off a couple of tacklers.End of the 1st quarter - Iowa State 3, Iowa 0
The lone points of the quarter came on a 23-yard field goal by Connor Assalley. Iowa State's last drive was the most impressive. But both teams have struggled to move the ball. The offensive issues have been especially difficult for Iowa which is averaging just 1.3 yards per play..39/1Q: - Iowa State strikes first
The Cyclones take a 3-0 lead on a 23-yard field goal by Connor Assalley. The drive looked much more promising for Iowa State which moved the ball with relative each until it got to the 9-yard line. That's when things stalled out for the Cyclones who were forced to settle for a field goal.6:07/1Q - A missed opportunity for the Hawkeyes
Iowa kicker Caleb Shudak didn't even come close to hitting a 50-yard field goal attempt. Shudak was put in a tough position after Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras was sacked by Iowa State's Will McDonald for a 4-yard loss. Iowa missed out on an opportunity to strike first with its best field position so far today.8:29/1Q - It's a hot one out there
The heat index is 99 degrees. Iowa State has already tried to combat the heat wave by rotating a ton of players in and out. Depth will likely play a huge factor for both teams today.8:41/1Q - Another quick series for Iowa State
The Cyclones' second series looked like it may have some promise. Breece Hall, who never really got into a rhythm against Northern Iowa, came close to breaking off a big run. Instead, he stumbled before getting into the open field. A bad snap to Brock Purdy really set the Cyclones back.10:40/1Q - Iowa's offense struggling to get going
The Hawkeyes open the game with a pair of three and outs. The Hawkeyes have tallied just 12 yards of total offense so far. Even worse: Iowa's run game is struggling to get going, averaging just 2.3 yards per game. That'll be a key number to keep an eye on all day.12:31/1Q - If you like punting...
You're tuning into the right game. There's sure to be plenty of it with a pair of stingy defenses and two coaches who love finding edges in field position. Both teams have traded punts to start the game. And both teams have unleashed mammoth punts early on. Corey Dunn just booted a 56-yarder for Iowa State. Iowa's Tory Taylor let loose on a 58-yarder before that.13:43/1Q - Iowa's first series goes nowhere
Iowa's first offensive series was a quick three and out. Tyler Goodson had a carry. Spencer Petras tossed a 5-yard pass. And that was it. The good news for the Hawkeyes: A 58-yard punt pins Iowa State deep on its own 8-yard line to start the game.3:37 p.m. - Pre-game tribute
We're just minutes away from pre-game. Iowa State a flyover and a moment of silence to honor the victims of 9/11. There was also a tribute to former Iowa State athlete Mari-Rae Sopper who died during the attacks.3:15 p.m. - Another packed stadium
The first two games of the season are sellouts for Iowa State. We're still over an hour before game time but Jack Trice Stadium is filling fast. Many fans have been here since early in the morning for ESPN's "College GameDay" visit to Ames.3 p.m. - Sean Shaw Jr. possibly good to go
The Iowa State wide receiver missed the season opener with an injury. Iowa State coach Matt Campbell wouldn't commit to Shaw's availability for Saturday's game but may be good to go. He's suited up and going through warmups right now.2:52 p.m. - Iowa State linebacker O'Rien Vance not suiting up
Vance suffered an injury in the second half of the Northern Iowa game and did not return. Looks like he won't be back for the Iowa game, either. Vance isn't even suiting up. Gerry Vaughn will likely take his starting spot. Vaughn filled in for Vance last week and was praised by Iowa State coach Matt Campbell after the game.2:38 p.m. - An early observation of Iowa's special teams
Special teams has typically played a big role in the outcome of the Cy-Hawk game. Today could be no different. Here's a good sign for Iowa's special teams group. Iowa kicker Caleb Shudak has looked sharp in warmups.2:26 p.m. - Lots of important eyes are on hand for today's game
A long list of NFL teams have spots set up in the press box. The Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers are all listed. Bowl reps from the Cheez-It Bowl are also here.2:20 p.m. - Charlie Kolar could be good to go
Iowa State's All-American tight end missed the season opener against Northern Iowa with an injury. Kolar did suit for last week's game and Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said he nearly did play. Looks like he should be good to go for Saturday's showdown.2:18 p.m. - Iowa injury updates
Our Iowa columnist Chad Leistikow reports some good news on the injury front for the Hawkeyes. Wide receiver/kick returner/punt returner Charlie Jones appears good to go. So does center Tyler Linderbaum who suffered an injury scare in last week’s win over Indiana.Read more Iowa vs. Iowa State football news
Tommy Birch, the Register's sports enterprise and features reporter, has been working at the newspaper since 2008. He's the 2018 and 2020 Iowa Sportswriter of the Year. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-284-8468. Follow him on Twitter @TommyBirch.