A rare home opener with Iowa State and it was a beautiful day in Iowa City. A full Kinnick Stadium watched the 9-6 game while another 30,000 fans continued to party outside in the tailgating lots.
There were many exciting plays in one the more forgettable games in the series. Iowa State had three turnovers in the red zone and the Hawkeyes were unable to find the end zone for the first time in many years at Kinnick Stadium.
The game played to a national audience on the Big Ten Network. Broadcasting newcomer, and former Hawkeye All-American, Chuck Long was on the broadcasting crew with former Wildcat Chris Martin and play-by-play man Kevin Kugler
And the Cyclone network settled into their 35 yd line seat anchored by John Walters
It wasn't the flyover many remember from the 2010 season. That year the fighter jets skimmed the top of Kinnick Stadium giving fans a memory that will last for a long time. This year the two fighter pilots were a little concerned about that '10 flyover that they flew a little higher than normal to Iowa City.