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    ISU vs. KU CFN.com Preview...

    Kansas (3-1) at Iowa State (2-2), 12:30 EST
    Why to watch: Iowa State was just starting to turn things around over the second half of last year with two straight wins over Kansas State and Colorado to go along with good battles in losses to Oklahoma and Missouri, and then Kansas swooped in and dropped a 45-7 hammer to close things out. In the Big 12 opener, the Cyclones will be looking to see exactly where they stand in the pecking order compared to the end of last season. While Baylor and Nebraska have improved, if Gene Chizikís club can pull off the upset this week, thereís an outside chance of a 4-0 Big 12 start (with the Huskers and a bad Texas A&M coming to Ames). Meanwhile, KU is trying to recapture the magic of last year by coming up with a better-than-itíll-appear road win to start the season. The wins so far have come against FIU, Louisiana Tech and Sam Houston State (zzzz) to go along with the gag of a loss to South Florida, and while the big prize, Oklahoma, is coming up in a few weeks, just getting through this trap game would be impressive enough.
    Why Kansas might win: The KU linebackers should be able to keep Austin Arnaud and Patrick Bates in check. The two-headed quarterback monster for the Cyclones is at its most effective when running the ball and making plays on the move. KU has the defensive front to keep the mobility to a minimum, like it was able to do with South Floridaís Matt Grothe. If Arnaud and the passing game isnít humming, the Cyclones will have a hard time moving the ball and an even harder time keeping up in any sort of offensive shootout.
    Why Iowa State might win
    : The Kansas running game isnít quite working yet. The KU offense has put up plenty of yards and hasnít had a problem scoring against a mediocre schedule, but the Cyclones have been strong against the pass so far. To be fair, itís not like Texas Tech and Missouri have been on the schedule yet, but even so, the secondary has been a strength. Chizikís run defenses are strong, so the entire focus of the KU offense, for good and bad, will be on Ö
    Who to watch
    : Kansas QB Todd Reesing. So far, the juniorís season has been defined by a really, really bad interception thrown late against South Florida leading to the Bullsí game-winning field goal. Thatís unfortunate because heís been magnificent. He bombed Louisiana Tech for 412 yards and three touchdowns, USF for 381 yards and three scores, and Sam Houston State for 356 yards and two touchdowns. Heís spreading the ball around well, providing a little bit of production around the goal line, and has been ultra-efficient. Now heíll have to be even better with the Iowa State defense likely to shut down the KU running game.
    What will happen
    : Itíll be tight. The Iowa State defense will come up with a whale of a game, but the offense wonít have enough in the fourth quarter to pull off the upset.
    CFN Prediction
    : Kansas 27 Ö Iowa State 17 ... Line: KU -12.5
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    GO PATRICK BATES!! lol. Pretty fair writeup IMO.. Hopefully ISU can pull it off and win the game! Go Cyclones!



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    Re: ISU vs. KU CFN.com Preview...

    They called him Patrick Bates. Nice research on their part


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    Re: ISU vs. KU CFN.com Preview...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal&Gold11 View Post
    They called him Patrick Bates. Nice research on their part
    They're not the only ones. At different times, the announcers on the MTN called him Phillip Bates, Phillip Bate, or Patrick Bates. They also identified Arnaud as "Arnold," which was my favorite.

    CFN has been pretty kind to us, though, so I won't begrudge them a misnomer. For now.



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    Re: ISU vs. KU CFN.com Preview...

    I think CFN is about as good of coverage of college football as you can find anywhere.

    They may even have better coverage than the register, as sad as that may be.


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    Re: ISU vs. KU CFN.com Preview...

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I think CFN is about as good of coverage of college football as you can find anywhere.

    They may even have better coverage than the register, as sad as that may be.
    I agree. I really enjoy reading their writeups.



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    Re: ISU vs. KU CFN.com Preview...

    Agreed that this will be a closer game than it appears... but I think we'll score more than 17 points.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

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    Re: ISU vs. KU CFN.com Preview...

    I actually thought they did a pretty good job on their hw.



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    Re: ISU vs. KU CFN.com Preview...

    They are giving us a lot of credit, I hope we live up to the hype. I think we do.



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    Re: ISU vs. KU CFN.com Preview...

    Pete Fiutak on CFN.com this week also listed the ISU/Mizzou game as one of five to watch the rest of the year that a big upset may come out of.



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