Kansas @ Iowa State
Current Records: Kansas 1-3; Iowa State 2-2
What to Know
A Big 12 battle is on tap between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Iowa State Cyclones at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
The game between Kansas and the Duke Blue Devils last week was not a total blowout, but with the Jayhawks falling 52-33 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.
Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for Iowa State as they fell 31-29 to the Baylor Bears last week. Iowa State might have lost, but man — RB Breece Hall was a total machine. He rushed for two TDs and 192 yards on 28 carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD.
Special teams collected 14 points for Iowa State. K Andrew Mevis delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Kansas is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the team is 0-2 ATS when expected to lose.
The losses put the Jayhawks at 1-3 and the Cyclones at 2-2. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Kansas is 246th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 16 on the season. Iowa State’s defense has more to brag about, as they they enter the contest with only 215 yards allowed per game on average, good for eighth best in the nation. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Jack Trice Stadium — Ames, Iowa
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Cyclones are a big 34-point favorite against the Jayhawks, according to the latest college football odds.
Iowa State have won all of the games they’ve played against Kansas in the last seven years.
- Oct 31, 2020 – Iowa State 52 vs. Kansas 22
- Nov 23, 2019 – Iowa State 41 vs. Kansas 31
- Nov 03, 2018 – Iowa State 27 vs. Kansas 3
- Oct 14, 2017 – Iowa State 45 vs. Kansas 0
- Nov 12, 2016 – Iowa State 31 vs. Kansas 24
- Oct 03, 2015 – Iowa State 38 vs. Kansas 13