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    Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    I'm not even sure why I'm posting these previews anymore. It's getting pretty depressing. CFN is pretty harsh on the 'Clones - though deservedly so.
    So, here goes...

    Kansas (4-5) at Iowa State (3-6)
    2 PM EST Saturday November 4th
    Why to Watch: Kansas is still in the hunt for a bowl bid even after it took four weeks before winning its first Big 12 game of the season against Colorado. Needing to win two of the final three games against Iowa State, Kansas State and Missouri, there's almost no margin for error this week against a reeling Iowa State team coming off a 31-10 loss to Kansas State. The Cyclones have lost four straight and have gone 0-5 in Big 12 play, but can still get to a bowl game by beating Kansas, Colorado and Missouri.
    Why Kansas Might Win: Iowa State has been flat-out awful. One of the big disappointments of the Big 12 season, the Cyclones haven't been nearly consistent on offense, while the defense can't stop anyone. How bad have they been? Try three plays away from being winless. The offense has loads of talent, but it's not going to be on the field with RB Stevie Hicks suffering a knee injury, Jon Davis suffering a collapsed lung, and Todd Blythe, who's questionable, getting hit with a viral infection. In other words, Iowa State was bad before, and now it's worse.
    Why Iowa State Might Win: You could get deep on the Kansas secondary. If Iowa State QB Bret Meyer has any weapons to work with, he should be able to go nuts on an awful Jayhawk secondary that got a brief respite last week because Colorado can't throw the forward pass. Meyer, even with the team's problems, has still thrown for 2,023 yards with 280 coming last week against the Wildcats.
    Who to Watch: Who the heck will the Kansas quarterback be? Head coach Mark Mangino is keeping mum on the subject forcing Iowa State to prepare for all three options. Kerry Meier is the future of the Kansas offense and is the starter when 100%, but he got dinged up with a shoulder injury early in the season and hasn't been right since. Senior Adam Barmann is always decent off the bench and a last-ditch starter at best, so if Meier isn't ready to handle the work, freshman Todd Reesing could be the man man again after stepping in for Barmann in the third quarter of the win over Colorado completing seven of 11 passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 90 yards.
    What Will Happen: Any of the three KU quarterback options could beat Iowa State. The Cyclones are way overdue for a breakout, sharp performance, especially at home, but it's not going to happen.
    CFN Prediction: Kansas 34 ... Iowa State 27 .. Line: Kansas -3
    Must See Rating: (5 skip the birth of your first born - 1 Running with Scissors) ... 2



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    Thanx Nedrick for the Preview it was interesting, illuminating and depressing all at the same time.

    Go Clones BEAT the Jayhawks



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    No matter what QB starts for them this Saturday, he'll look like a Heisman front runner when he's done playing.

    CyBobby - those were my thoughts, in exact words...
    interesting, illuminating and depressing all at the same time.

    oh yeah.. BEAT KANSAS



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    Depressing- it's gotten so bad I even quit drinking 5 weeks ago. My Liver is even depressed!



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    Lobo - dont be a quitter!



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    I'm not even sure why I'm posting these previews anymore. It's getting pretty depressing. CFN is pretty harsh on the 'Clones - though deservedly so.
    You should've seen them last year... they were pretty high on ISU after the OSU win, and continued well into the year.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    thunderdave-drinking and Cyclone football together became a deadly problem. After 41 years of almost daily consumption and ISU football, D-Mac and the team this year proved the combination was dangerous to myself and others. So, for the betterment of Cyclone nation I have been dry for 5 weeks. Only a coaching change and a new direction for the program will determine if my soberity continues without the assistance of AA. Besides my
    3 rd wife likes me better now (she is a EIU grad), just on Saturdays tho.



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    They do seem to come out of their shell when everyone gives up on them. I would have marked that point last week, but they were still favored. Its about time they went back to being underdogs. Look for victory!



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    Home underdogs to a team with 1 conference win in 5 games. :Dead:

    Even with my consistent doomsday predictions at the beginnings of football seasons I could never imagine in my wildest nightmares a situation such as this.



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Home underdogs to a team with 1 conference win in 5 games. :Dead:

    Even with my consistent doomsday predictions at the beginnings of football seasons I could never imagine in my wildest nightmares a situation such as this.
    That sums it up right there.

    If someone would have told me that in August - I would have laughed in their face.



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    For what it's worth, the line is down to 0 now (pick'em).



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    What's wrong with Blythe, is it mono?



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    Re: Collegefootballnews.com Kansas game preview

    I'm not sure what type of virus Blythe had, but I saw him at Taco Bell last night, and he looked like he was in pretty good shape. He was eating a lot of tacos, so that should be a good sign.



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