The wait took forever. The game seemingly took longer. The result was all too familiar.
Kicker Keith Duncan kicked a 39-yard field goal to put the Hawkeyes up 18-17 with just under five minutes left in the fourth quarter, and Iowa got a late stop to beat the Cyclones 18-17 on a stormy day in Ames. Iowa State blew its last chance for a comeback after a miscue-turned-muffed punt with just over a minute left in the game.
It sure took a while to get to there. Two separate weather delays totaled around three hours in a game that didn’t finish until six hours after the opening kickoff.