AMES, Iowa (AP) — In a rivalry as tight and as heated as Iowa and Iowa State, it's usually the little things that make the difference.

The No. 19 Hawkeyes yet again made three or four more plays than the Cyclones, and their winning streak over Iowa State now sits at five because of it.

Nate Stanley threw for 201 yards and ran for a score, and Iowa made a big fourth-down stop late in the game that allowed the Hawkeyes to beat Iowa State 18-17 on Saturday night.

Keith Duncan kicked four field goals for the Hawkeyes (3-0), who improved to 4-0 against Iowa State coach Matt Campbell in a game twice delayed nearly 3 hours because of lightning.

"It's hard to script and prepare for (the weather)," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. "Games like this come down to mental toughness, physical toughness. Nobody got discouraged. We kept swinging the bat, kept playing."

Six hours after the game started, the Hawkeyes kept their composure in two crucial sequences.

Trailing 18-17 in the closing minutes, Iowa State drove to the Iowa 34 before a false start, a slip by quarterback Brock Purdy and an incompletion brought up fourth-and-13. The Cyclones went for it and, after offsetting penalties led to a do-over, Purdy overthrew Deshaunte Jones near the end zone with 2:00 left to turn the ball over on downs.

The Cyclones got another chance when they forced a quick punt. But the ball hit Datrone Young in the back and Iowa's Devonte Young recovered it, sealing the closest win in the 67-game history of the series for the Hawkeyes.

"The game obviously, in a lot of ways was frustrating. And frustrating because it was our detail that really earned us what happened at the end," Campbell said.

Iowa State (1-1) opened the scoring on a 51-yard double pass from Purdy to Jones — a converted prep quarterback — to La'Michael Pettway midway through the first quarter. The Cyclones then moved ahead 14-6 just 57 seconds into the second half on a 73-yard strike from Purdy to Tarique Milton, who breezed past Iowa's banged-up secondary.

Iowa's defense stiffened, though, and Stanley's 1-yard touchdown plunge gave the Hawkeyes a 15-14 lead with 12:10 left. Connor Assalley's 26-yard field goal gave Iowa State the lead with 7:46 to go but Duncan answered from 39 yards with 4:51 left with what proved to be the game-winning kick.

"I missed some throws," said Stanley, who was 22 of 35 passing, "but we won, and that's what matters to me."

Purdy finished with 276 yards passing and a touchdown for the Cyclones, whose home winning streak ended after seven games.

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