November 1, 2013

Football Friday: All about Iowa State


Kellis Robinett of The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star takes you inside Kansas State sports.

It’s time for another Football Friday. Who else is excited?

Kansas State has a big sports weekend coming up. The men’s basketball team takes on Pittsburg State in its lone exhibition game tonight. Then the football team takes on Iowa State at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Speaking of Iowa State, most of the questions (as always, thank you for submitting them) this week revolve around the Cyclones, so let’s get to them. @KellisRobinett #KState fans feeling confident going into Saturday, but what are some ways Iowa State can beat us?

— Brian McCandless (@ksubmac) November 1, 2013

Any shot at an upset starts with an early lead. The Cyclones fell way behind in their last two games and had no shot from there. They played Texas Tech and Texas tough through halftime and were in both of those games late. Iowa State, at 1-6, is a team low on confidence. At this point, its players look like they are waiting for something bad to happen. But the longer they stay in the game, the more confidence they will have. Beyond that, Iowa State will need to create turnovers. Its defense isn’t good enough to win games without a few of those. It is allowing more than 217 rushing yards per game, but teams are also throwing for 260 yards per game against it. Iowa State is allowing more than 50 points per game against Big 12 competition. If K-State takes care of business, it will win this game. But if it commits penalties and turns the ball over it could be close. (more…)

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