Tale of the tape: Breaking down the Iowa Hawkeyes versus Iowa State Cyclones statistically

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The Iowa Hawkeyes renew their annual in-state rivalry with the Iowa State Cyclones today from Duke Slater Field at Kinnick Stadium. It’s the first time the matchup has taken place in Iowa City since 2018.

After dispatching of South Dakota State last week 7-3, Iowa is focused on improvement in a hurry offensively. There’s plenty of keys to success in the game to break down, but the biggest is figuring out how to put points on the board.

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz understands that the Cyclones always present a serious challenge and that 2022 stands to be no different.

“It’s still Iowa-Iowa State and it’s a big game for everybody in the state. It’s certainly a big game for both programs. I don’t want to speak for their side, but I’m sure they’re like us, everybody on our team wants to win this game. They want to win it. It’s a big game,” Ferentz said.

While the two teams only have one game against FCS opponents to go off of, here’s a look at how each of the two teams stack up statistically heading into the 2022 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series battle.

Total offense

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Iowa: No. 129 (166 yards)

Iowa State: No. 44 (469 yards)

Passing Offense

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Iowa: No. 126 (109 yards)

Iowa State: No. 37 (293 yards)

Rushing Offense

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Iowa: No. 123 (57 yards)

Iowa State: No. 55 (176 yards)

Scoring Offense

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Iowa: No. 125 (7 points per game)

Iowa State: No. 33 (42 points per game)

Total Defense

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Iowa: No. 6 (120 yards)

Iowa State: No. 53 (320 yards)

Passing Defense

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Iowa: No. 10 (87 yards)

Iowa State: No. 73 (222 yards)

Rushing Defense

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Iowa: No. 8 (33 yards)

Iowa State: No. 40 (98 yards)

Scoring Defense

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Iowa: No. 9 (3 points)

Iowa State: No. 21 (10 points)

Past six meetings

 

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Sept. 12, 2015: Iowa 31, Iowa State 17 (Ames)

Sept. 10, 2016: Iowa 42, Iowa State 3 (Iowa City)

Sept. 9, 2017: Iowa 44, Iowa State 41 OT (Ames)

Sept. 8, 2018: Iowa 13, Iowa State 3 (Iowa City)

Sept. 14, 2019: Iowa 18, Iowa State 17 (Ames)

Sept. 11, 2021: Iowa 27, Iowa State 17 (Ames)

All-time series

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Iowa leads 46-22

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