Kirk Ferentz and Iowa have not lost to in-state rival Iowa State since 2014, which means the vast majority of his roster is undefeated against the Cyclones. On Saturday, the streak continued with a 13-3 win at home for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa defensive lineman Parker Hesse spoke to about what it means to him that he will end his college career having never lost to Iowa State, and had some interesting comments.

“Three million people and 27 million pigs are involved in this game.” said Hesse, “It’s kind of a state holiday.

“To win four straight, that’s bragging rights for the rest of our lives, so that is something we’re extremely proud of.”

Hesse is a Waukon, Iowa native, who seems to know that no state in America produces more pigs than Iowa. The senior had a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in the win.

Iowa has yet to start B1G play, but will enjoy the fourth straight win over its rival until going back to Kinnick Stadium for a game against another in-state team, Northern Iowa to try to get to 3-0.