Donald Trump Will Attend Massive Rivalry Game On Saturday

Former President Donald Trump will be in attendance at Saturday’s “Cy-Hawk” game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones.

The rivalry matchup, which is one of the best and most heated in the nation, will take place at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. 

“We’re thrilled to invite Donald J. Trump to the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game this weekend.. President Trump attended this game in 2015 and remembers the incredible passion and electricity of the fans,” announced Trump’s former acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, in a press release.

Whitaker, who himself played three seasons as a tight end for the Hawkeyes from 1990 to 1992. He had a total of 194 receiving yards and two touchdowns for his career.

On the Cyclones’ side, Jack Whitver, the Iowa Senate majority leader and a former Cyclones wide receiver, also expressed his excitement about Trump’s visit to the Hawkeye State.

“Tens-of-thousands of Iowans will gather to tailgate and cheer on their favorite team,” Whitver said in a statement. “I’m proud to have President Trump witness the greatest rivalry in college sports.”

Trump’s last visit to the Cy-Hawk game in 2015 saw the Hawkeyes secure a resounding 31-17 victory over the Cyclones, with Iowa dominating the second half, outscoring Iowa State 21-0.

In that memorable game, C.J. Beathard, Iowa’s quarterback at the time, threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Jordan Canzeri contributed 124 yards on the ground with a touchdown on 24 carries.

Both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones have started the 2023 season on a positive note, winning their respective opening games. Iowa clinched a 24-14 victory over Utah State, with quarterback Cade McNamara completing 17 of 30 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns, while Kaleb Johnson rushed for 63 yards and a score.

Meanwhile, Iowa State dominated Northern Iowa 30-9. Quarterback Rocco Becht was 10 of 13 through the air for 113 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a score.

As both Whitaker and Whitver emphasized, the Cy-Hawk rivalry is widely regarded as one of the best in college football.

Being the Republican stronghold that Iowa is, it’s safe to say Trump will be welcomed with open arms – much like he was at the 2019 Alabama-LSU game in Tuscaloosa.

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