Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud and Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins are Nos. 9 and 12, respectively, in the Big 12 in completion percentage this year with neither completing at least 60 percent of his passes.
Both have been sharp early as they've faced off, and Hawkins' first touchdown pass of the day has Colorado up 10-7 in its first game since coach Dan Hawkins was fired earlier this week.
Hawkins is 7-of-7 for 135 yards and a score. Arnaud is 11-of-13 for 115 yards. Alexander Robinson scored Iowa State's touchdown.
It's worth noting that both defenses rank in the bottom third of the Big 12 in defensive completion percentage.
Hawkins and Arnaud have both struggled for stretches of their senior seasons, but today is not one of those days.