Who's Playing

Northern Iowa @ No. 10 Iowa State

Last Season Records: Iowa State 9-3; Northern Iowa 3-4

What to Know

The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-1 against the Northern Iowa Panthers since September of 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Iowa State will play against a Division II opponent, Northern Iowa, in an early-season tune-up at 4:30 p.m. ET at Jack Trice Stadium. After a 9-3 record last year and a win in the Fiesta Bowl, the Cyclones are coming in with an eye to spark another quality season.

Iowa State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 29-point margin of victory. But these early season matchups can go either way as both teams get back into playing shape.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jack Trice Stadium -- Ames, Iowa
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $50.00


The Cyclones are a big 29-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Cyclones slightly, as the game opened with the Cyclones as a 31.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Iowa State have won three out of their last four games against Northern Iowa.

  • Aug 31, 2019 - Iowa State 29 vs. Northern Iowa 26
  • Sep 02, 2017 - Iowa State 42 vs. Northern Iowa 24
  • Sep 03, 2016 - Northern Iowa 25 vs. Iowa State 20
  • Sep 05, 2015 - Iowa State 31 vs. Northern Iowa 7