Iowa State over IOWA by 1

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Iron­i­cally, the Cy­clones were an­other team vic­tim­ized by the weather derail­ing their sea­son-open­ing plans last week. So now they travel into the friendly con­fines of Iowa City hav­ing cov­ered 8 of their last 10 road trips in the se­ries. They’re also 14-5 SU in lid-lifters, as well as 14-5-1 ATS in road open­ers over­all. And with a 44-41 slugfest set­back suf­fered in Ames last sea­son ver­sus the Hawkeyes still on their minds, the Cy­clones will be in a whirl­wind to avenge three straight losses to Iowa. In 2017, Iowa State fin­ished a solid 8-5 in Camp­bell’s sec­ond year (in­clud­ing a Lib­erty Bowl win over Mem­phis), with 4 of their 5 losses com­ing by a TD or less. Mean­while, the Hawkeyes have not fared well try­ing to fend off non­con­fer­ence aveng­ing foes, go­ing just 1-7 ver­sus the num­ber. Iowa got off to a slow start of­fen­sively in their opener against North­ern Illi­nois – cling­ing to 3-0 lead mid­way through the 3rd quar­ter – be­fore fi­nally pulling away and scor­ing 30 points in the last 22:40 to win 33-7. The points are a bonus in this po­ten­tial up­set alert.

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