Iowa State has beaten Iowa the last two years in the annual Cy-Hawk Showdown.
The NFL won't hold their Super Bowl for another four months. Football fans in Iowa don't have to wait that long; their Super Bowl is this week as Iowa goes to Iowa State.
The Cyclones are 0-1 after losing to Northern Iowa two weeks ago. Iowa is 1 and 1 after beating Missouri State.
"You start the season, you play the opener, you figure out what needs fixed, tweaked and so forth and you get right back to work for the next game," said Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads.
The series is tied at 4-4 over the last eight years but Iowa State has won the last two meetings, 44-41 in triple overtime two years ago, and a 9-6 snoozer last year.
Iowa State is anxious to get back on the field and avoid going 0-2 to in-state teams.
"It's something that we want to come out and prove, that we are better than we showed, said Iowa State running back Jeff Woody. "This week, despite the fact that we would love to compete right after it to get the taste out of our mouth, this week has been great in letting those mistakes get corrected."
"A little bit of a wake up call and I think our boys are playing with a chip on their shoulder now," said Iowa State safety Jacques Washington. "Everybody's ready to go prove that we are a better team than what we showed."
Saturday's game starts at 5:00 PM on Fox Sports 1. Iowa holds their press conference on Tuesday.
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