AMES, Iowa (KWWL) - The No. 10 Iowa Hawkeyes used four turnovers to beat the No. 9 Cyclones Saturday afternoon 27-17, and keep the Cy-Hawk trophy for a sixth year in a row.
ISU outgained Iowa 339 to 173 in total yards but Iowa scored 20 points off turnovers to secure the game. Senior cornerback Matt Hankins had two interceptions, and Cedar Falls native Jack Cambell had a scoop and score.
Iowa was leading 14-3 late in the second quarter, after a rushing touchdown by Tyler Goodson and a throwing touchdown to Charlie Jones. Iowa State scored a touchdown to end the half and the momentum appeared to be with them; trailing only 14-10.
But the wheels came off for the Cyclones in the third quarter. In their third drive of the third quarter, running back Breece Hall fumbled on his own six yard line, and the Hawkeyes took it to the house. The ball was forced out by Jestin Jenkins and returned by Jack Campbell. That made it 21-10 Iowa.
Junior QB Brock Purdy would throw two more interceptions in the quarter, after an INT in the first half. Iowa scored FGs on both of those picks.
The score was 27-10 Iowa heading into the fourth quarter and Purdy was benched.
Freshman Hunter Dekkers came in for Purdy and threw a TD to Tarique MIlton to make it 27-17. Dekkers had a QBR of 89.1 while Purdy's was 16.2.
ISU was unable to get an onside kick and Iowa held on to win 27-17.