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Iowa State – Kansas (Game Breakdown)

Posted by isuisu on November 3, 2006

Iowa State Offense vs Kansas Defense / Kansas Offense vs Iowa State Defense
Iowa State Special Forces vs Kansas Special Teams / Overall Breakdown
Overall Breakdown:
Iowa State Cyclones

Kansas Jayhawks
  24 Scott’s Prediction


Iowa State Offense vs. Kansas Defense

Iowa State will move the ball on the Jayhawk defense, but can they get the ball in the endzone? The Cyclones managed only 10 points last week on 384 yards of offense. ISU must protect Bret Meyer better if they are going to win this game. Kansas State dropped Meyer six times last week and the Cyclones have allowed 29 sacks on the season.
Slight Advantage:

Kansas Offense vs. Iowa State Defense

The Jayhawks offense has a big advantage over Iowa State’s defense. Kansas has averaged nearly 28 points per game on offense this season and Iowa State has given up at least 28 points in every Big 12 game. Jon Cornish should easily get 100 yards this weekend and he may even approach 200. Kansas has been sloppy with the ball so Iowa State may have a chance at some turnovers.
Heavy Advantage:

Iowa State Special Forces vs. Kansas Special Teams

ISU and Kansas are fairly even in special teams play. The Cyclones punt return team had a major breakdown last week and the result was an easy touchdown for Kansas State. It was a huge momentum swing in the game and Iowa State was unable to recover. A big play on special teams could decide this game as well and I think KSU will make it.
Slight Advantage:

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Turnover Margin
Iowa State: minus 5
Kansas: minus 5

It seems like every week I predict the Cyclone offense will finally break out and score some points. Not this week. I have been fooled too many times, 8 to be exact. Iowa State should be able to throw the ball against one of the worst pass defenses in the country, but the Cyclones will struggle to move the ball on the ground and Bret Meyer will be on his back too often for ISU to score points. Kansas should have no trouble moving the ball on the ground and their quarterback (whoever it is) will no doubt complete at least 75% of his passes. Iowa State must be plus 2 in the turnover battle to have a shot in this game.

Get to the game and support the team!

Go Cyclones!

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