The Kansas Jayhawks won against the TCU Horned Frogs last week, and the number one question I was asked was “Does this mean the team has turned it around?” A turnaround would entail being competitive, starting in this game, but is that realistic? We asked our crew to weigh in on how KU will fair against the Iowa State Cyclones, and I honestly don’t know if anyone reading this will be surprised at the results.
David: Since Mark Mangino’s departure, Kansas has won four Big 12 conference games. In the games following those wins, Kansas is 0-4, with an average scoring margin of -17.5. I don’t expect them to deviate from this trend at all. Iowa State 17.5, Kansas 0
Mike.Plank: Nice analysis, David. Wait, Iowa State lost to TCU? Lol. Oh yeah, they also destroyed West Virginia and Texas Tech. I agree with David in that KU doesn’t have much of a chance in this one, although I at least expect them to score some points. Iowa State 34.5, Kansas 17
Fizzle406: This one is already over. The Hawkeyes are going to destroy Kansas. ISU 42, Kansas 10
Kyle_Davis21: Iowa State only averages 1.3 turnovers a game, which is a problem since Kansas probably needs to force at least three or four to win. KU also has to run the ball against a team that gives up fewer than 100 yards per game. Sounds like a tall order. Iowa State 31, Kansas 17
dnoll5: No analysis from me (as usual), I just think that there is no way that this team is going to win two games in a row twice in the same year. Iowa State 35, KU 21.
Andy Mitts: I was tempted to say that Kansas could pull this one out, but then I saw just how effective the ISU offense was last week. The strength of the Cyclones’ defense hasn’t been in question all year long, and the Kansas offense is likely going to be no match for them. I’ll lord that TCU pick over people for a long time, and I’m not willing to burn all that good will with another upset pick here. Kansas will keep it a game for a while, but Iowa State will eventually take advantage, with KU getting one back late to make it closer than it actually will be. Iowa State 20, Kansas 14