Through 3 Quarters
Only one more quarter stands between the Iowa State Cyclones and the win they were favored to collect going into this night. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Kansas State Wildcats 27-7. RB Breece Hall has led the way so far for Iowa State, as he has rushed for two TDs and 140 yards on 23 carries.
The Cyclones have been led by Hall, who so far has rushed for two TDs and 140 yards on 23 carries. Hall has put himself on the highlight reel with a 75-yard TD scramble in the first quarter.
Iowa State has yet to string together two consecutive wins, but this may be their chance. For now, all signs point to yes.
Iowa State @ Kansas State
Current Records: Iowa State 3-2; Kansas State 3-2
What to Know
The Iowa State Cyclones and the Kansas State Wildcats have had some time off and are no doubt ready to hit the field. The Cyclones and K-State will face off in a Big 12 battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Iowa State should still be riding high after a victory, while K-State will be looking to right the ship.
You can't lose the contest if you win every quarter, and that was precisely Iowa State's strategy against the Kansas Jayhawks two weeks ago. Iowa State steamrolled past Kansas 59-7 at home. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 38 to nothing. QB Brock Purdy had a stellar game for the Cyclones as he passed for four TDs and 245 yards on 22 attempts in addition to picking up 37 yards on the ground.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap two weeks ago as they fell 37-31 to the Oklahoma Sooners. The losing side was boosted by QB Skylar Thompson, who passed for three TDs and 320 yards on 41 attempts.
Iowa State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread two weeks ago might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
The Cyclones' win brought them up to 3-2 while K-State's defeat pulled them down to an identical 3-2. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Iowa State ranks 10th in the nation when it comes to yards allowed per game, with only 232.4 on average. Less enviably, K-State is stumbling into the matchup with the 188th most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 256.2 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against the Wildcats.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium -- Manhattan, Kansas
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $49.00
The Cyclones are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Cyclones, as the game opened with the Cyclones as a 4.5-point favorite.
Kansas State have won four out of their last six games against Iowa State.
- Nov 21, 2020 - Iowa State 45 vs. Kansas State 0
- 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