Cy-Hawk trophy important to Iowa and Iowa State - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports


Cy-Hawk trophy important to Iowa and Iowa State

Iowa State takes the Cy-Hawk trophy back to Ames after a 9-6 win in Iowa City in 2012. Iowa State takes the Cy-Hawk trophy back to Ames after a 9-6 win in Iowa City in 2012.

Since Iowa and Iowa State started playing for the Cy-Hawk trophy in 1977, the Hawkeyes lead the series 23-13. That includes a 15-game winning streak starting in 1983. But over the last 18 years the series is tied at nine wins apiece.

The 61st meeting is Saturday, with Iowa holding the overall edge, 39-21. Iowa State has won the last two meetings by a total of six points.

There are over 100 native Iowans on the two rosters who have grown up watching the yearly battle. Even though the actual Cy-Hawk trophy has changed over the last two years it still means the same thing to the players and coaches -- it's important.

"I'd second that," said Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads. "I could play for a lollipop and be extremely excited about it."

"The trophy is just kind of proving the work you've put in to beat this team," said Iowa State running back Jeff Woody. "Regardless of whether Iowa has it or we have it -- our goal is to keep it here -- regardless of who has it, they had to earn that trophy."

"I think everyone who's grown up in this state knows what this game is," said Iowa senior guard Conor Bofelli. "Even guys who aren't from the state but have experienced it a couple of times know how big of a game this is."

"I'm from Michigan and I know about the Michigan-Ohio State thing," said Iowa junior defensive tackle Carl Davis. "Now that I've been here so long, to me it's turned into that type of feeling, the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. There's a lot of hate and tension in there."

The game kicks off at 5 o'clock on Saturday. KTIV Sports Director Brad Pautsch will be in Ames and will have a postgame report Saturday at ten.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at