Kansas State Wildcats Football: Face Early Road Test at Iowa State Cyclones


The Kansas State Wildcats get a chance to start of the conference portion of their schedule with a big win against the Iowa State Cyclones.

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Game 2 Vitals

Who: #20 Kansas State Wildcats (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (0-1, 0-0 Big 12)

Where: Ames, Iowa (Jack Trice Stadium)

When: Saturday 11am

TV: Fox Sports 1

The Big 12 conference season has arrived early for the #20 Kansas State Wildcats. After taking care of Stephen F. Austin last week 55-16, K-State now has to look forward to playing the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames for the rivalry game called “Farmageddon”.

Both teams have something in common though with these each losing to FCS opponent North Dakota State. The Wildcats since last season have come a long way since then and now head into Ames looking for their first win on the road. K-State knows their in for a battle but if everything goes as plan, the Cats could be in good shape.

K-State Offensive Preview vs. Iowa State

K-State put up 55 points on the Lumberjacks last Saturday night  now face a  Cyclone defense that allow over 506 yards against North Dakota State. K-State’s Charles Jones and DeMarcus Robinson shared carries last week with Jones getting the start.

Jake Waters scored twice on the ground against Stephen F. Austin last week will look to continue his momentum running the ball from last season. Waters is making his homecoming of sorts; played at Iowa Western CC and is very excited to play in front of his home crowd.

We should also see a lot more of Tyler Lockett who only played one series and scored a touchdown; Cats really need him on the field in this important conference opener.

K-State Defensive Preview vs. Iowa State 

Freshman linebacker Eiljah Lee made a big impact in his first career for the Cats last week with 2 sacks.

Now Lee, Ryan Mueller and the rest of the defense go up against an offense who still have their struggles and also lost one of the best receivers for the season Quentin Bundrage. K-State only allowed less than 75 yards against the Lumberjacks.

The defense is still learning as they go. Wildcats look to continue to make life confusing for Iowa State quarterback Sam Richardson.

Final Say…

Farmageddon always seemed to come down to the last quarter…not last year though as K-State charged through the Cyclones. But the game is in Ames on Saturday.

It could get tight especially if the Cats are not on top of things. All in all this should be an interesting game. K-State will very much look to continue their road success from the end of last season. The Wildcats have defeated the Cyclones six consecutive times.

Kansas State Stat Leaders

QB Jake Waters 19 of 28 228 yards 2 TDs 1 INT

RB Charles Jones 8 carries 55 yards 2 TDs

WR Cody Cook 3 catches 44 yards 1 TD

RB DeMarcus Robinson 4 catches 47 yards