If Paul Rhoads and his assistants would like to do their jobs free from the distractions of a booing fan base — for, what, another two weeks? — then it would be a good idea to revenge-kick the heck out of Kansas while Kansas is down. The Cyclones are in the second season of offensive coordinator Mark Mangino’s system. A year ago, when they went to Kansas and lost badly, it was November and they were banged-up and not yet in tune with Mangino’s stuff. Mangino, of course, was fired by Kansas when the Jayhawks football program was still decent. It has been going steadily downhill since, including 31 straight road losses, and he would like the slope to extend just a little longer as payback what they put him through.
Start Time: Saturday, October 3, 12:00 PM on FSN
Where: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames
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Free College Football Pick: Iowa State Cyclones, 38-14.