VEGAS: Cy-Hawk point spread is out

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Road trips to Kinnick Stadium are never easy and according to Las Vegas, 2018’s installment of the Cy-Hawk football game will be a challenging one for the Cyclones.

Despite the fact that this is as highly anticipated of a football season in over a decade at Iowa State, the Cyclones have been tabbed as early 7-point underdogs to the rival Hawkeyes for game that will take place on Sept. 8.

For what it’s worth, that is a few points higher than I thought it would be.

Kickoff time for this year’s Cy-Hawk game has not yet been announced.

Iowa went 8-5 in 2017 following a Pinstripe Bowl victory over Boston College.

Last season’s Cy-Hawk game was a heartbreaker for Matt Campbell’s ascending Iowa State program. The Cyclones led 38-31 with 4:36 to play in the fourth quarter but ultimately lost by a 44-41 final in overtime.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.