Why Central Iowa is the best spot for the Cy-Hawk rivalry and Alaric Jackson is ‘officially’ a starter

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Location, location, location

Where does the Cy-Hawk rivalry matter most? Central Iowa, as Land of 10 explains. The central part of the state isn’t just home to Iowa State. It’s also home to a big mix of Hawkeyes and Cyclones fans. Central Iowa is ground zero for the in-state rivalry.

A new No. 1

Left tackle Alaric Jackson, after being listed as a backup, started in his debut game for Iowa against Wyoming. Now, he is atop the depth chart at the position. Why does it matter? It likely cements his status as the left tackle of not only the future but of today while Boone Myers battles through injuries suffered during preseason camp. Here is Land of 10’s entire depth chart recap.

The more you know

Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette published his fun facts for the Cy-Hawk game on Monday. Something must give between two of his facts on Saturday. Will Iowa’s defensive dominance or Iowa State’s offensive dominance continue? Iowa didn’t allow Wyoming inside the 24-yard line and Iowa State is averaging 524.7 total yards in its last three games.

Film study

Land of 10 re-watched the Iowa-Wyoming game film. Three key things stood out: the play of quarterback Nate Stanley, the reason the offense struggled in the first quarter and what allowed cornerback Joshua Jackson to have a breakout day. Learn about all three here.

Smart move

New Iowa offensive line coach Tim Polasek shuffled around an offensive line returning four starters in camp. It seemed a little odd at the time, but it paid off in the opener as the Hawkeyes dealt with injuries, Rob Howe of HawkeyeNation.com reports after examining the play of the O-line against Wyoming.

Recruiting rewind

Iowa Class of 2018 commit Samson Evans rushed for 245 yards and five touchdowns on Friday. Chris Cuellar of the Des Moines Register put together a comprehensive recap of how the 2018 and ’19 Iowa commits performed this past weekend.

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