On Saturday, the Iowa Hawkeyes will face the Iowa State Cyclones in arguably the biggest game of the weekend. Senior quarterback Nate Stanley has made it very apparent that he cannot wait for kickoff.
Iowa is off to a 2-0 start to the season, defeating Miami (OH) and Rutgers with relative ease. Last weekend, Stanley threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns.
The Hawkeyes have a tough road ahead of themselves when conference play begins in the Big Ten. However, they’ll have to avoid looking ahead as they have the Cyclones waiting for them on Saturday.
ESPN’s College GameDay is going to be in Ames, Iowa for this non-conference showdown. Kirk Herbstreit is expecting an electric atmosphere for this game.
Stanley spoke to Hawkeye Headquarters about the upcoming game against the Cyclones. He revealed that it “means the world” to him to face their in-state rivals.
“It means the world to not only myself, but a lot of guys on this team. Playing for a trophy against the other school in your state, it’s an awesome experience. You know, it’s awesome to go out and compete against them because they’re a great team and great competitors.”
Iowa is going to need another strong performance from Nate Stanley if it wants to defeat Iowa State. It’s safe to say he sounds more than ready for the challenge.
Kickoff for this game is at 4 p.m. ET from Jack Trice Stadium.