Former Iowa State quarterback, Brock Purdy, had to wear the headgear of the Iowa Hawkeyes’ mascot after losing a bet to his San Francisco 49ers teammate, George Kittle. The bet was centered around the outcome of the Cy-Hawk game, a rivalry matchup between Iowa State and Iowa.
In a milestone win for head coach Kirk Ferentz, the Hawkeyes emerged victorious in the game, securing a 20-13 win over Iowa State. This marked yet another loss for Purdy, who had previously held a 0-3 record against the Hawkeyes during his time at Iowa State.
To fulfill his bet, Purdy appeared at media availability wearing the opposing team’s mascot headgear. This light-hearted wager between teammates showcased the ongoing rivalry between the two players and highlighted the intensity of the Cy-Hawk game.
For Purdy, this loss in the bet only adds to his frustration in not being able to secure a win against the Hawkeyes throughout his college career. However, the outcome of the bet serves as a motivation for him to seek revenge in next year’s Cy-Hawk game.
The wager between Purdy and Kittle also demonstrates the passion and competitiveness that exists between players from rival teams, even at the professional level. It shows that the rivalry extends beyond the college years, with players carrying it with them into their careers.
The Cy-Hawk game continues to be a highly anticipated and emotionally charged matchup between the two prominent college football programs in Iowa. The game brings together fans from both sides, igniting a flame of team spirit that burns throughout the entire state.
As we look ahead to next year’s Cy-Hawk game, one thing is for certain – the rivalry between these two players and their respective teams will only intensify. The bet between Purdy and Kittle has not only provided a fun and entertaining moment, but it has also reminded us of the passion and dedication that drives these athletes on both sides of the rivalry.
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