By Ben Brake
Iowa State 1999 record: 4-7 2000 record 6-2
Coach: Dan McCarney
Returning starters: 14 (5 offense, 9 defense)
Iowa State is doing well this year, in fact, they have clinched their
first winning season since 1989. The Cyclones
had set several goals at the beginning of the year and one of those goals included their trip to Manhattan. They
are looking to upset a top 20 team and believe they have what it takes to hand K-State their 3rd loss of the
season. This could be a really good time for the Cyclones to come to Manhattan. Not for the Wildcats but for
Iowa State. K-State has been playing at its poorest level of the season with very little signs of this week being
Quarterback Sage Rosenfels has led the team which ranks 22nd nationally
in total offense at an average of 241
yards a game. Wide receiver J.J. Moses and running back Ennis Haywood are going to do what they can to help
Rosenfels lead the way to a victory over the Wildcats.
Iowa Stateís defense has been good at stepping up when it needs to.
They play very aggressive and would love to
rattle Jonathan Beasley in Manhattan. The Defense has been very good at getting to the ball and disrupting
plays. Donít expect this defense to just allow Beasley to run wild. They believe they can keep Beasley contained
and make him force some bad plays.
This should be an interesting game. Iowa State is hot and playing their
hearts out; K-State is in need of Prozac to
lift them out of their depressed state.
This game will be very interesting. Nobody knows which K-State team
is going to show up. One thing for sure is
Iowa State is going to be ready to play. Will the Wildcats show up? I sure hope so!Prediction: K-State 24 Iowa