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Iowa vs. Iowa State: Promo, Preview, Key Players, Odds, Picks, Matchup History, and How to Watch

Right now in the great state of Iowa at UniBet you can bet $5+ on Iowa or Iowa State and win $50 if they Score a Touchdown this Saturday! Here's how to claim this exclusive offer.
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Iowa vs. Iowa State: Unibet Bet $5 – Get $50 Promo

Bet $5+ on Iowa or Iowa State, Get $50 if they Score a Touchdown

  • Use code IOWASPECIAL
  • The promotion is for new customers only

Place A Minimum $5 Cash Bet on the Pre-Match Moneyline on either Iowa or Iowa State and get a $50 free bet if your team scores a touchdown in the game.

How to claim:

Sign up for Unibet using the claim offer button below and use code 'IOWASPECIAL' during registration

Make a deposit of $10 or more

Navigate to the NCAAF market and place a minimum $5 moneyline first bet on either Iowa or Iowa State

Get a $50 free bet if the team you bet on scores a touchdown in the game!

- Iowa customers only. Players will receive the free bet within 72 hours of the bet. The eligible games include any Iowa or Iowa State game from Week 1 through Week 4 (September 4th – September 25th). 

Iowa vs. Iowa State: Preview

It is the battle of the unbeaten of the Heartland State Colleges this Saturday afternoon. College gameday will be in town, and the Cyclones vs. Hawkeyes game will be a great appetizer before the first full Sunday of NFL Football.

Both teams are 1-0 and ranked in the top 25. From the most recent College Football AP rankings, Iowa State is ranked #9, and Iowa is #10. This game has quickly shaped up as the game of the week for college football fans.

Iowa State's coach Matt Campbell is coming off an excellent year for the Cyclones and leads a solid coaching staff who develops talent well. In years past, College Football fans do not think of them right away as a playoff contender, but this year they certainly are. Campbell has a long list of accomplishments, but a win over the Hawkeyes is not on there yet.

Iowa vs. Iowa State: Key Players

Both running backs are key players in the Hawkeye State matchup this weekend. Tyler Goodson for the Hawkeyes finished with 99 yards and a touchdown in Iowa's win against Indiana last week. Goodson has been named to numerous preseason watch lists and is a big part of Iowa's seven-game winning streak carrying over from last season.

For the Cyclones, Breece Hall can be a difference-maker for an offense that has yet to get going this season. Hall led the nation in rushing yards during the 2020 FBS season and was a unanimous All-American selection. Last week, Hall finished with 69 yards and a touchdown in a win over Northern Iowa, 16-10. Iowa State Tight End is questionable to play this weekend, and Quarterback Brock Purdy may lean on Hall early and often.

Iowa QB Spencer Petras has a winning history despite the low offensive production out of the Hawkeyes offense. Last week, Petras finished with only 145 yards (13 of 27) and no touchdowns in a 34-6 win of the 17th- ranked Indiana Hoosiers. Regardless, he has been at the helm of the Hawkeye offense that has won their last seven games. However, Petras faces his most formidable opponent since his tenure in the Cyclones this Saturday.

Brock Purdy is the winningest Iowa State QB in the team history and holds a 24-11 record. He has led the Cyclones to six fourth-quarter comeback victories in his career and will likely lean on his experience in this rivalry game. Purdy finished with 199 yards last week in a win over Northern Iowa and no touchdowns or interceptions.

Iowa vs. Iowa State: Picks 

  • Pick Against The Spread: Iowa to cover +4.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline Pick: Iowa moneyline (+163)
  • Over/Under Pick: The under 46.5 (-112)

Place A Minimum $5 Cash Bet on the Pre-Match Moneyline on either Iowa or Iowa State and get a $50 free bet if your team scores a touchdown in the game.

Iowa vs. Iowa State: Matchup History

Iowa and Iowa State have played each other 68 times since 1894, making it one of America's oldest college football rivalries. The winning team gets to go home with the Cy-Hawk trophy, given out since 1977. The Iowa Hawkeyes currently lead the series over Iowa State, 45-22.

Iowa and Iowa State are meeting as AP ranked opponents for the first time in program history.

Iowa vs. Iowa State: How to Watch

The Iowa State Cyclones will host the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA, on Saturday, September 11th at 4:30 pm EST on ABC.


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