Through 1 Quarter

The Iowa State Cyclones have gotten on the board early and have managed to keep the Kansas State Wildcats off it. Iowa State is way out in front after one quarter with a 14 to nothing lead over K-State.

The Cyclones have been riding high on the performance of QB Brock Purdy, who has passed for two TDs and 114 yards on seven attempts in addition to picking up 38 yards on the ground.

Who's Playing

Kansas State @ No. 17 Iowa State

Current Records: Kansas State 4-3; Iowa State 5-2

What to Know

The Iowa State Cyclones are 1-4 against the Kansas State Wildcats since November of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. Iowa State's week off comes to an end as they meet up with K-State at 4 p.m. ET at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones are out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.

Iowa State was able to grind out a solid victory over the Baylor Bears two weeks ago, winning 38-31. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 14 to nothing deficit. Iowa State's RB Breece Hall was on fire, rushing for two TDs and 133 yards on 31 carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD.

Meanwhile, it was a hard-fought contest, but K-State had to settle for a 20-18 defeat against the Oklahoma State Cowboys two weeks ago. Kansas State's loss came about despite a quality game from QB Will Howard, who passed for one TD and 143 yards on 21 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 125 yards. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Howard has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season.

The Cyclones are the favorite in this one, with an expected 12-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread two weeks ago might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

Iowa State's win lifted them to 5-2 while Kansas State's defeat dropped them down to 4-3. Giving up four turnovers, Iowa State had had trouble holding onto the ball. We'll see if the Wildcats can exploit that vulnerability.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jack Trice Stadium -- Ames, Iowa
  • TV: FOX
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $27.00

Odds

The Cyclones are a big 12-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cyclones as an 11-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Kansas State have won four out of their last five games against Iowa State.

  • Nov 30, 2019 - Kansas State 27 vs. Iowa State 17
  • Nov 24, 2018 - Iowa State 42 vs. Kansas State 38
  • Nov 25, 2017 - Kansas State 20 vs. Iowa State 19
  • Oct 29, 2016 - Kansas State 31 vs. Iowa State 26
  • Nov 21, 2015 - Kansas State 38 vs. Iowa State 35