Iowa and Iowa state will continue to play each other through 2023, after extending their agreement an additional two years.
The annual Iowa – Iowa State rivalry game doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the two sides have agreed to extend the series an additional two years through 2023. The 2022 game will be played in Iowa City, and the 2023 game will take place in Ames.
Iowa-Iowa State series extended 2 years through 2023
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 18, 2017
It’s great news for fans on both sides and for college football in general. The two teams have played each other every year since 1977, but they first faced off all the way back in 1894.
The Hawkeyes currently lead the series 42-22, and the history of Iowa dominance continued last season as the Hawkeyes dismantled the Cyclones 42-3. This season, the two sides will face off in Ames on September 9.
Despite Iowa thrashing the Cyclones last year, recently the series has been incredibly close. Both sides have won 10 games in the last 20 meetings, though Iowa has won three of the last four contests.
According to ESPN’s FPI ranking, the Iowa Hawkeyes have a 64.4 percent chance of winning versus the Iowa State Cyclones, but has history has shown, anything can happen in this series.