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Iowa State opens as 11.5-point favorite over Kansas

Nov 3, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Jacob Park (10) throws a pass between Oklahoma Sooners defenders safety Ahmad Thomas (13) and linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (31) at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State football is officially favored for the first time since San Jose State visited Ames on Sept. 24. The Cyclones have opened as an 11.5-point favorite leading up to their game against Kansas in Lawrence on Saturday.

The Jayhawks and Cyclones are both 1-8 on the year.

Kansas is 4-5 against the spread this season and 3-1 at home. Iowa State is 6-3 against the spread and 2-2 on the road.

The Jayhawks are coming off a 48-21 loss to West Virginia on Saturday. The Cyclones fell to Oklahoma 34-24 at Jack Trice Stadium on Thursday.

Kansas’ 24-23 loss to TCU on Oct. 8 is its only loss by single-digits this season. The Jayhawks and Cyclones will kickoff at 11 a.m. on Fox Sports Network.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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