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Open Game Thread :: Game #2 :: #19 Kansas 3-1 (0-0) @ Iowa State 2-2 (0-0)

Here we sit, on the brink of conference play. With South Florida's trip-up on Thursday night, our loss looks less acceptable. Not that it is any less acceptable, and I certainly believe South Florida to be better than they displayed on Thursday, but we still should have won the game. But today, and the rest of the year, isn't about that one fateful night in Tampa. No, it is about a year-long validation tour throughout the Big 12, having to make a respectable bowl and compete with the Big 12's big boys (Texas, Tech, Oklahoma and Mizzou) for us to earn that validation. Well, I suppose we already should have it, but in the eys of the media, it is something that is still up in the air.

Oh well. Here is a good chance. We are fully expected to win, obviously, but the more demolishing the victory, the better. I'll take any road conference victory at any time, of course, but it would be really nice to have the pass rush or rushing attack get a rather large boost. We need some positive spark to show up today.

Enough late-night ramblings, let's get to some football...