Iowa State Vs. Iowa Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

September 1, 2012; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads leads his team on the field against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-US PRESSWIRE

The Hawkeyes are favored by 4.5 points over the Cyclones entering Saturday's showdown.

Coming off a narrow 18-17 victory over Northern Illinois to open the season, the Iowa Hawkeyes won't have much room for error on Saturday against rival Iowa State in a battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy.

Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz already watched his offense sputter time and time again against a defense hailing from the Mid-American Conference, and will need senior quarterback James Vandenberg to produce much more than the measly 3.91 yards per attempt he posted in the opener.

Currently on the winning side of the rivalry after last season's 44-41 thriller in Ames, the Cyclones will also enter Saturday's showdown with a Week 1 victory of their own after coming from behind to beat Tulsa, 38-23. Iowa State racked up 281 yards through the air and 160 on the ground in the balanced victory, and should have plenty of confidence on the defensive side of the ball as well after recording three turnovers against a talented Tulsa offense.

Game time/date: 3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 8

Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa

TV: Big Ten Network

Spread: Iowa -4.5

For more on Hawkeyes football, visit Iowa blog Black Heart Gold Pants, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire. For more on Clones football, visit Iowa State blog Wide Right & Natty Lite.

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