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NCAA Football Betting: Iowa St Cyclones vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

The 31st battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy take place this Saturday when the Hawkeyes try to avenge last year’s NCAA football betting shocking loss to the in-state rival Cyclones.

ISU is entering its second year under HC Gene Chizik and although they lost nine of their 12 games last season, they went a decent 6-5 ATS for college football betting fans. Iowa’s coming off back-to-back (6-6) campaigns and didn’t qualify for a bowl game for the first time since 2000.

Since sensational QB Seneca Wallace left after the 2002 season, the Iowa State offense has struggled to score points averaging less than 21 PPG four of their last five seasons. This year however, the offense has shown great improvement averaging 46 PPG after impressive wins against FBS South Dakota State and Kent State.

The Cyclone defense contributed a great deal last week forcing five KSU fumbles en route to their first ATS win as a home favorite since 2005, per the final NCAA football betting line for those who gamble on college football.

After three amazing seasons, from 2002-2004, Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes have been surprisingly mediocre the past three seasons going 19-18 SU. Even worse is their NCAA football gambling record that’s seen them go a very poor 8-14 ATS against the NCAA lines over the past two seasons.

Against FCS Maine and Florida International, the Hawkeye defense has been extremely impressive giving up a total of three points while the offense averaged a lofty 44 PPG. QBs Ricky Stanzi and Jake Christensen were very impressive in combined work connecting on 16-of-22 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.

At this moment, the college football gambling line shows the Hawkeyes as 13.5-point favorites with a total of 49. It doesn’t matter which side you want to take in this big rivalry, there is only one place to put your action and that’s Sports-Gambling Sportsbook. has a plethora of options for your gambling needs and is the only place you need to be throughout the entirety of the 2008 college football betting season.

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