The Cy-Hawk Series isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Iowa and Iowa State jointly announced Tuesday a two-year extension of the football contract between the schools, ensuring that the Hawkeyes and Cyclones will meet annually through at least the 2023 season.
ISU will visit Kinnick Stadium in 2022 and will host the Hawkeyes at Jack Trice Stadium in 2023, as part of series which has been played annually since 1977.
Iowa routed Iowa State last fall in Iowa City, winning 42-3, but in the last 20 games played in the rivalry each team has won 10 times.
Prior to last year’s match-up, Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz talked about the previous 27 Cy-Hawk games that he has been a part of as a head coach and assistant coach at Iowa.
“It’s really hard to predict what’s going to happen, other than the team that plays the best in the game is usually the one that wins. It usually works that way,’’ Ferentz said.
“You can take all the circumstances, all the rhetoric, all the stuff that people mix into an outcome, typically it’s been pretty much, you know, who does what on a given day.’’
Iowa and Iowa State first met on the football field in 1894, when ISU won a 16-8 game in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes won a 42-22 advantage in the all-time series, which included a 43-year hiatus before Iowa won a 12-10 game in Iowa City in 1977.
Since that time, the Hawkeyes own a 24-14 advantage in what is now known as the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The teams are scheduled to play at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames this year on Sept. 9.