POLL: Will the Cyclones beat Kansas?

It’s hard to imagine how Iowa State’s 1-9 football team could actually be favored in a mid-November Big 12 game, but that is the case for Saturday’s 7 p.m. kick vs. the 3-7 (1-6) Kansas Jayhawks. 

Iowa State opened as a 6-point favorite in the game on Sunday, fresh off of Saturday’s 48-10 loss to Oklahoma, a game that was tied 10-10 at halftime. Kansas won its first Big 12 game in 27 tries, a 31-19 win over West Virginia in Lawrence. 

Vegas likes the Cyclones in this one. We are curious, do you?

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football’s postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines’ top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO.

Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio.

When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.