Once again welcome to the rivalry week, Sunflower Showdown edition.
The Kansas Jayhawks host the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2008 edition of this rivalry and what has become a huge game for a host of reasons. Currently Kansas comes into the Game at 5-3 while Kansas State enters the contest with a 4-4 record. This game will go along way in terms of the Bowl Picture for both teams and for Kansas is critical for getting back the confidence that may have been lost last week against Texas Tech. Win this game, the Jayhawks are back in the saddle, lose and back to back bowls becomes a little more questionable.
So what should we expect? Neither defense has shown much ability to stop anyone, so are we in for another shootout? Todd Reesing vs. Josh Freeman part II.
Final Take...Last week Kansas took a knock out punch from the Red Raiders and now it's time to see what their made of. This game is critical to Kansas for a variety of reasons. Regain confidence, secure bowl eligibility and stay in the running for the Big 12 North to name a few.
I think this game is a closer matchup than many would have thought 2 weeks ago but I still see Kansas coming out with a renewed passion, drive and desire to prove themselves again...It doesn't hurt of course that Kansas State players and coaches have been a little loose with the lips this week either.