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Iowa defensive tackle Matt Nelson explains how the Hawkeyes held a good Iowa State offense to three points. Chad Leistikow, Hawk Central

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IOWA CITY, Ia. — Cy-Hawk week can bring out the worst in both the Iowa and Iowa State fan bases, but the two sides united Saturday at the end of the first quarter.

For the first time since its inception last season, the Cyclones participated in the Hawkeye Wave at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa State players, coaches and fans all waved at the UI Children Hospital. The usual Iowa personnel, referees and others did the same.

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The hospital’s top floor was jam-packed with children and their families, all of whom waved back at the stadium below. Two weeks into the 2018 season, it’s clear the Hawkeye Wave is a permanent Iowa City fixture.       

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at msouthard@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.