Iowa State is listed as a four point underdog for Saturday's game at Iowa.
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Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads has broken a lot of streaks in his first three years. When he arrived, the Cyclones had a ten-game losing streak, a long road losing streak, a conference losing skid, a losing streak against ranked teams, and those are all gone.
The Cyclones and Hawkeyes meet for the 60th time Saturday and Rhoads want to end another skid.
Iowa State hasn't won at Kinnick Stadium since 2002, that's four in a row. Over that stretch, the Cyclones have been outscored 96-39, and have been held to 17 points or less, all four times.
The teams are 8-8 over the last sixteen games and, while hard-fought on the field, it's tame compared to some other in-state rivalries.
"I think the state of Iowa treats a rivalry like this like it should," said Rhoads. "It's fun, it's competitive, there's great energy, there's great enthusiasm and emotions poured into the game but there's nobody doing any hard to anybody over the result or the competition that's taking place and that's fun to be a part of."
"This is what your season means to a lot of people," said ISU linebacker A.J. Klein. "I know for us it's just one game, another step for our program to try and get this victory this week but it means a lot more to a lot more people. I know it means a lot to us just because it's so hyped up."
Iowa State and Iowa play at 2:30 Saturday on the Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes are four point favorites.
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