Nov 23, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defender Jeremiah George (52) tackles Kansas Jayhawks running back James Sims (29) in the first quarter at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State won 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The Pregame: Kansas Hope To End Season With Sunflower Victory


VITALS

Time: 11 a.m.

TV: Fox Sports 1

Radio: 610 KCSP

History: KU leads series 65-40-5

Line: K-State, -16

THREE 2 WATCH

1. Offensive Line

Saturday represents the final game of Tim Grunhard’s career as KU’s offensive line coach. Will the o-line play with a little extra emphasis knowing it is their coach’s final game?

2. Montell Cozart

Cozart looked disinterested in Ames last week and needs to have a good bounce-back game this week if he wants to go into next season as the leading candidate to be KU’s starting quarterback.

3. James Sims

The Sunflower Showdown represents James Sims final game as a college running back. Hopefully he goes out with a great game. He’s already surpassed 1,000 yards rushing on the season, one of only 13 college players to have rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons.

ONE BOURBON, ONE SCOTCH, ONE BEER (NSFW Language)

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS 

1. Ryan Mueller

Mueller could be in line for a huge day if KU’s offensive line plays like it has all season in the passing game.

2. Safeties

Ty Zimmerman missed last week with a broken leg and will, obviously, be out this week, too. K-State struggled with out his consistent play in the secondary and allowed 41 points to a struggling Oklahoma offense as a result.

3. Tyler Lockett

Lockett had 278 yards and three touchdowns in K-State’s loss to OU. KU is going to have a hard time containing his and Tramaine Thompson’s speed.

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!


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