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House Divided: Cy-Hawk rivalry heats up ahead of big game

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WALFORD (KWWL) - Carter Pottebaum lives in a house divided.

His daddy's a diehard Hawkeye fan, but mommy cheers for the Cyclones.

"It kind of like started in middle school," said Jasmin Dolash, Carter's mom. "I liked to be rebellious and I was like 'oh, I'll just be an Iowa State Fan." and then I guess I just stuck with it."

"I kind of like got it from all my friends and parents, it was closer to where I lived at, too," said Trevor Pottebaum, Carter's dad.

Looking around the home, there's far more Hawkeye decorations but don't let that fool you on who's winning here.

"It's crazy," said Trevor.

"Well, we kind of have like our own rivalries, well, we kind of support each other but then again we're like 'ha, your team sucks,'" said Jasmin. 

"There's a lot of drama to it," said Trevor. "Like all my friends are Hawkeye fans and all hers are Iowa State fans."

The couple thought about buying tickets to come out here to Kinnick and watch the two teams battle in person but instead they're going to watch the game on tv.

Their son Carter turns four weeks old on Sunday so this is his first Cy-Hawk football experience.

As he grows older, his parents say they'll let him choose which team he wants to root for.

"We've decided to let him choose," said Jasmin.

"We're hoping for a Hawkeye though," said Trevor.

And to that, Jasmin just replied with laughter.

The annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series football game is Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:35 p.m.

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