Iowa takes down rival Iowa State, 31-17, while honoring Tyler Sash

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa takes down rival Iowa State, 31-17, while honoring Tyler Sash

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It would be an understatement to say it was an emotional week at the University of Iowa.

First, the football program lost two-time All-Big Ten safety Tyler Sash, 27, who was found dead Tuesday in his home in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Then, on Friday, the school lost Roy Marble, 48, the men’s basketball team’s all-time leading scorer, following a year-long battle with cancer.

Iowa State held a moment of silence for both late Hawkeyes prior to Saturday’s annual meeting.

The Hawkeyes, honoring Sash by wearing a No. 9 decal on the left side of their helmets, started slow before rallying for a 31-17 road win.

“Today’s victory is a rewarding end to a very difficult and challenging week for everybody,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz told the AP. “On top of that, an important chapter for our football team. I told the football team last night that we were going to have to earn this.”

Here are two of the top Iowa highlights from Saturday afternoon’s win:

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