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Fan rivalry for Cy-Hawk game



Saturday, the Cy-Hawk game brought the state's two largest fan bases together.
For many, the weight of this one game holds more than any other victory.
Outside of Kinnick Stadium Saturday, there were plenty of beers, burgers, and bags
It's the one game football fans in the state of Iowa have been waiting for.
Among the tens of thousands of tailgaters, the Jensens, who originally hail from Mt. Vernon.
Greg, a Hawkeyes fan, finds himself on the wrong side of a bet with his daughter, Amy, after last year's triple overtime loss in Ames.
He had to wear an Iowa State shirt for the game.
"I have a really bad rash.  I mean it's really bad...I feel really uncomfortable," joked Greg Jensen.
"I think it suits him.  I think he's going to wear it again next year," said Greg's daughter, Amy Jensen.
This game is more than just one on the schedule for John Ketchen and Jim Hodgson of Vinton.
"To a certain degree there's some pride.  Iowa State has a long way to go to understand that theory but I think there's pride in this game," said Ketchen, a Hawkeyes fan.
"He hasn't examined the last 13 years under Coach Ferentz, and I think he's down one game," said Hodgson, a Cyclones fan.
While the trash talking won't die down any time soon, the two fans bases agree that this is one of the great rivalries in college football.
"It's really fun, my parents now live in Florida so it's a great time to get together every year and we look forward to it," said Amy Jensen.
For those who haven't had enough in state rivalry games, UNI will be in Iowa City next week for the 2nd time in 4 years.
That one is also set for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.


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