One college football game trumps all others in the state of Iowa this Saturday: the battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy. And nothing gets fans more pumped up for the game than a bit of friendly smack talk, but more on that soon.
Iowacorncyhawkseries.com (the new sponsor) provides some background info on the series:
The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series tracks the head-to-head matchups in each sport with each victory earning points toward the overall series championship. The Series also recognizes outstanding academic achievement by the school’s student-athletes. The Cy-Hawk Series dates back to 2004. In the Series, Iowa and Iowa State are currently tied at five titles each, with Iowa State winning the most recent series during the 2013–2014 school year. The Iowa State and Iowa football teams have been playing each other since 1894, with a 43-year break until 1977 when the annual football game was resumed.
The Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0) will host the Iowa State Cyclones (0-2) on Saturday. With bragging rights on the line, fans from each side are heavily invested in the game. Luckily for us, the school that won last year started game week off with a bang.
The University of Iowa campus police took to Twitter to zing Iowa State with this knock-knock joke:
Iowa State's campus police weren't going to sit back and take it, however.
[Twitter, h/t The Big Lead]