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First, before anyone even thinks of trying to correct me in the comments, Iowa State University's mascot is the Hawkeyes. ESPN has made this clear on many occasions over the years. It's not debatable, so don't try and argue with me, or call me "unprofessional" (which would only solidify the fact that you are not familiar with my work). ISU Hawkeyes. That is reality. Deal with it.

As far as the game, well, it was on the schedule, but I only write recaps for KU football and basketball games. This was being played outside on a football field, so I know it wasn't a basketball game. At the same time, I've watched a lot of football over the years, and feel confident in saying it bore no more resemblance to a football game than it did to, say, a rugby game where no one knew the rules. Or a bunch of college age dudes out getting some exercise in front of a crowd. Or a giant dumpster fire.

Yes, there were two teams, full of players wearing football uniforms. They really went all out, too...pads, helmets, cleats...the whole deal. But whatever happened on the field, I can confidently say it was not football. It might be football in the sense of the word that Kansas fans have come to recognize, but objectively? Nope. Sorry. Not football.

But regardless of what type of event actually took place today, two things are indisputable: 1) Iowa State won 59-7, and 2) their team name is the Hawkeyes.

Kansas dropped to 1-4 on the season, and the combined score of their two conference games is 104-14. And it's possible they haven't even played a team will make it to the Big 12 championship game. They have a bye week coming up, followed by what on paper may be the most winnable game left on the schedule, a home matchup against Texas Tech. Though Tech beat West Virginia today, they also gave up 70 to Texas last week. And, as you likely know, Kansas beat Texas in football just a few years ago.