Throughout the offseason, it was thought there was a chance, slim as it was, that the most popular college football pregame show in the country would make an appearance ahead of the game that decides the winner of the Cy-Hawk Trophy. Thanks to one ACC school spitting the bed in Week 2, though, that slim chance has officially become a reality.
Entering Week 2, it was almost a foregone conclusion that No. 21 Syracuse would take care of business against unranked Maryland. With No. 1 Clemson next up for the Orange, the standard line of thinking was that ESPN‘s College GameDay Show would set up shop at The
Carrier Dome for that Week 3 matchup.
So, instead of Syracuse, GameDay is headed to Ames, for the first time ever, for the Iowa-Iowa State in-state grudge match.
Entering Week 2, Iowa was ranked No. 21 in the Associated Press Top 25 while Iowa State was tied with Nebraska at No. 25. Iowa had little issue taking care of business against Rutgers — they won 30-0 — while Iowa State was on its first bye week of the 2019 regular season.
And, for those keeping score at home, the Hawkeyes have won four straight in the rivalry and five of the last six, with the Cyclones’ lone victory in that span coming in 2014. Overall, Iowa leads the series 44-22.