Iowa vs. Iowa State - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (0-1) at Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Kinnick Stadium)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -14.5 -- Over/Under: 51 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeyes square off Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium.
The Iowa State Cyclones could use a bounce back win after losing their opener to the Northern Iowa Panthers. Joel Lanning is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 256 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Lanning has six touchdown passes in his last two games. Allen Lazard and Dondre Daley have combined for 168 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Trever Ryen has three receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 51 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 30 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 25 points and 367 yards per game. Reggan Northrup leads the Cyclones with 13 tackles, JaQuan Bailey has one sack and Kamari Cotton-Moya has one interception.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes look for a quick 2-0 start after beating up on the Miami (OH) RedHawks. C.J. Beathard is completing 65 percent of his passes for 192 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Beathard has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Matt VandeBerg and Jerminic Smith have combined for 150 receiving yards and one touchdown while Akrum Wadley has three receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 212 yards per contest, and Wadley leads the way with 121 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 21 points and 424 yards per game. Ben Niemann leads the Hawkeyes with nine tackles, Anthony Nelson has 2.5 sacks and Greg Mabin has two pass deflections.
The Cyclones are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 vs. Big Ten and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Hawkeyes are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cyclones are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Iowa and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 meetings overall.
This is a big rivalry game where you can throw stats and numbers out the window most of the time. In fact, four of the last five meetings between these two teams have been decided by six or less points. Iowa State has also been that team over the years where it’s due for an upset each season and wakes up for the big games.
Iowa wins this game, but as usual, the Cyclones keep it close.