A win’s, a win…and that’s what Hawk fans should take away from Iowa’s 28-14 victory over the Missouri State Bears. No, not the prettiest win; but Iowa more importantly needed to get over the hump and they did just that.
This Saturday all eyes in the Hawkeye State will be focused on the Iowa-Iowa State rivalry in Ames. The Cy-Hawk trophy series isn’t about how you win; the only thing that matters is if you walk out of Kinnick or Jack Trice Stadium a winner. Iowa faces its first road test of the year, while Iowa State desperately seeks a chance to prove they are better than the 28-20 upset from in-state rival Northern Iowa.
The Cyclones defense is young, and the Panthers exposed that; racking up over 400 yards of offense. The issue for Iowa…they’re a young team as well. Jake Rudock continues to show poise and the ability to extend plays, but also shows he’s still learning; throwing ill-advised passes. Mark Wiseman continues to be a bully on the ground and Iowa will need more of that from him to take the pressure off of Rudock.
This is not just another game for either side; you either bleed yellow and red or black and gold. Fans take great pride in claiming victory and there’s no love lost between the two. You can go ahead and throw out the records, stats, talent and everything else we all use to determine the better team. This series goes beyond that, and the team that bleeds the most passion and fight; will ultimately walk away with the Cy-Hawk trophy in hand and most importantly; the right to claim the state for another year.
Please join us at either one of the two official game watch Barney’s locations and enjoy 35% of food and 50% of beverages to any Iowa fan who wears something with Iowa on it (offer valid during the game only).
This week’s halftime raffle will be at SANTA MONICA. Make sure to check in with one of the hosts for your 1st FREE raffle ticket for some great Iowa gear. Don’t worry, additional raffle tickets may be purchased at the rate of 2 tickets for $1 on up to as many tickets as you would like!
If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to order your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica and Pasadena Barney’s Beanery locations! They can be purchased for $15.
Santa Monica: 1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
(Game watch host Justin Drake, Alvin Chang, Jessica Scales, Isaiah Scales and Jake Krengel)
Pasadena: 99 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
(Game watch host Patrick Carberry)
We look forward to seeing everyone. GO HAWKS!!!
LA Iowa Board of Directors