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Kansas Jayhawks Football Predictions: Kansas State Wildcats

Our writing staff bravely thinks about the game this weekend.

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It's hard to get hyped up for a Sunflower Showdown that appears to be so lopsided, but the Kansas State Wildcats have lost 4 of their last 5. Is this the week that the Kansas Jayhawks finally show signs of life again?

David: The crowd at Memorial will probably be about 70% purple, and they'll have plenty to cheer about. Kansas State’s offense is not good, so I wouldn't be surprised if the score stays low for a while, but we could easily see a defensive or special teams score or two. One way or another, the Wildcats will pull away and cruise like everyone else does in Lawrence. Kansas State 38, Kansas 7

dnoll5: I missed last week’s predictions due to contractual arrangements (I had the day off work and didn’t check my email), so I’m back with a sweet prediction this week. Amazingly, this prediction doesn’t include an infinity logo for the opponents score, so we’re making progress. If I could somehow figure out what negative infinity is, I could put that for KU’s score, but I’m afraid that would confuse people. I completely stayed away from last week’s stinker, but man oh man, even when you try to ignore that performance from the Kansas offense, you just can’t avoid the stench. I was offered free tickets to the game and turned them down with the haste usually reserved for retrieving a Friday beer out of the fridge upon returning home from work, so I’ll be comfortable on my couch or in a bar somewhere ignoring this “rivalry” game. Anyway, let’s say the score will be K-State 50, #FireZenger 3.

Mike.Plank: I am sure Sheahon Zenger is excited to watch his alma mater take on the Jayhawks in Lawrence live and in person on Saturday afternoon. I am equally sure he will be delighted in the final score, which is sure to be yet another beatdown at the hands of the White Wizard. We’re only guaranteed three things in this life - death, taxes, and terrible KU football. Kansas State 45, Kansas 9

Fizzle406: I've seen this movie before. At least memorial stadium will probably see its biggest crowd of the season. Kansas State 75, Kansas 0

Andy Mitts: The K-State offense was without QB Jesse Ertz last week against Oklahoma, but still managed to score 35. Getting him back should only improve their prospects against a dismal Kansas defense. I'm not expecting much here for Kansas, and this one should be done early. KSU 63, KU 10.