Each year there are always questions and comments about the CyHawk game and its necessity. According to Iowa football fans, it’s a lose-lose situation. If the Hawks lose to the Cyclones, it immediately takes them off the national radar, and if they beat the Cyclones, it means nothing to the voters.
Historically speaking, I will not argue that statement, but it doesn’t hold true anymore, and honestly, even if it did, it wouldn’t matter.
In addition to the removal of the annual game versus Iowa State, Iowa football fans want Gary Barta to schedule a more difficult non-conference opponent like Florida, Georgia, or even Alabama.