WHAT: Iowa State (7-4, 5-3) vs. Kansas State (6-5, 4-4)
WHEN: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Manhattan, Kansas
LINE: Kansas State (-3)
Chris Williams, Cyclone Fanatic Publisher
If Zeb Noland can mimic his somewhat careful style of play that we saw last week in Waco, I like Iowa State’s chances. If the Cyclones turn the the ball over more than once, you’ve got to go with K-State here, who is also down to its third quarterback on the season. That’s the thing: Against the Wildcats, you just can’t beat yourself. It’s vintage Snyder-ball. I’m nervous because I think K-State is peaking as a whole, but will keep riding this awesome wave with the good guys until they give me a reason not to.
THE PICK: Iowa State 20, Kansas State 17
Jay Jordan, Cyclone Fanatic Analyst
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Cyclone Fanatic Contributor
Iowa State has already got the Oklahoma monkey off its back this season, so why not take care of the Kansas State one screaming in their ears while they’re at it? The Wildcats haven’t lost to the Cyclones since 2007 and their power run scheme is cause for concern now that ISU is so used to defending air attacks from the rest of the Big 12, but I’m going with an odd gut feeling I have that this one turns into a comfortable win for the good guys.
Kirk Haaland, Cyclone Fanatic Contributor
Brent Blum, Cyclone Fanatic Columnist
Well wouldn’t you know ole’ Mr. Snyder has the Wildcats playing their best football in November again. Iowa State should match up well with K-State from a speed stand-point and it would be quite fitting for the Cyclones to finally defeat Snyder in what could be his final game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. But I believe my record picking K-State games is 0 for a decade, so who knows. Oh what the heck, the incredible season continues.
Jeff Woody, Cyclone Fanatic Analyst
THE PICK: Cyclones 27, Kansas State 17
Rob Gray, Cyclone Fanatic Staff Writer
Allen Lazard said he didn’t even remember the Manhattan meltdown of Twitter years ago and I believe him. Everything has changed — like his quarterback that day becoming a skilled linebacker. Cyclones exorcise this demon and take a bite out of the Little Apple.
THE PICK: ISU 27, K-State 21