Aug 30, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats fans cheer before the start of a game against the North Dakota State Bison at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats lost the game 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The Pregame: Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones

VITALS

Time: 2:30 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports 1

Radio: 810 AM WHB

History: Iowa State leads series, 49-42-4

Line: K-State, -17

MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO


THREE 2 WATCH

1. Ryan Mueller

Mueller may win Big 12 defensive player of the year based completely on what he could do in this game.

2. Offense

Iowa State has the worst defense in the Big 12, ranking last in rushing yards, passing yards, points allowed, opponent’s first downs, sacks, and red zone touchdowns allowed. There is no reason why K-State shouldn’t be able to move the ball with ease Saturday afternoon.

3. John Hubert

Hubert has lacked big games this year due to the uncertainty of the offense. A game like Saturday’s should be one that should allow him to get back on track and gain some confidence. He’s looked better of late, and an improved Hubert could make Jake Waters’ time at quarterback more efficient.

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IOWA STATE CYCLONES

1. Defense

As outlined earlier, Iowa State has the worst defense in the Big 12.

2. Offense

In Big 12 play, Iowa State has completed only 48.9% of the attempted passes, and have rushed for only 3.2 yards per carry. Each of those rank ninth in the conference, ahead of only the Kansas Jayhawks.

3. 50.5 and 540.8

The first number represents the amount of points allowed per game in conference play. The second number is the amount of yards allowed per game. What I’m trying to say is Iowa State isn’t very good. Not at all.

GO ‘CATS

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