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Kicking The Tires: Iowa State

Finally, we get to play another team as hapless as our own Wildcats.  Iowa State, like K-State, comes into this contest out of contention for a bowl game at 2-9 on the season, and 0-7 in Big 12 play.  The Clones are currently riding a nine-game losing streak.  Here's a quick and dirty look at both teams (prepare air-sick bag):

Players to Watch


Passing: Josh Freeman, 207/352, 2,666 yards, 16 TDs, 8 INTs, 242.4 yards/game

Rushing: Lamark Brown, 101 carries, 338 yards, 4 TDs, 3.3 yards/carry

Receiving: Brandon Banks, 60 receptions, 933 yards, 8 TDs, 84.8 yards/game

Iowa State

Passing: Austin Arnaud, 216/356, 2,352 yards, 12 TDs, 8 INTs, 213.8 yards/game

Rushing: Alexan Robinson, 138 carries, 630 yards, 6 TDs, 4.6 yards/carry

Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 50 receptions, 632 yards, 5 TDs, 57.5 yards/game

Team Statistics

Rushing Offense

K-State: 80th (130 yards/game)

Iowa State: 70th (136 yards/game)

Passing Offense

K-State: 19th (269 yards/game)

Iowa State: 46th (229 yards/game)

Scoring Offense

K-State: 21st (34.6 points/game)

Iowa State: 67th (24.9 points/game)

Total Offense

K-State: 38th (398 yards/game)

Iowa State: 56th (365 yards/game)

Rushing Defense

K-State: 114th (225 yards/game)

Iowa State: 89th (175 yards/game)

Passing Defense

K-State: 97th (243 yards/game)

Iowa State: 115th (276 yards/game)

Scoring Defense

K-State: 110th (36.4 points/game)

Iowa State: 108th (35.6 points/game)

Total Defense

K-State: 114th (466 yards/game)

Iowa State: 108th (451 yards/game)

Pillow fight, indeed.

Here's your Iowa State YouTube so you can get an early start on laughing this weekend.  Maybe there's a more obscure ISU video than this, but it's just so damn funny I can't help but use it.

Too much smoke (via AAL1106Josh)

And, because there's only one other game in the Big 12 this weekend, I'm not going to bother making you click the jump to see my worthless prediction for it.

Texas Tech @ Oklahoma (ABC, 7:00 p.m.): In the two or three minutes I've been thinking about how to predict this game, I have been agonizing over the decision.  Oklahoma is at home, and they're something like eleventy billion and oh there under Bob Stoops.  On the other hand, the Sooner's defense just isn't all that good.  And Texas Tech has that destiny thing going for it.  But then you have Big Game Bob, the undisputed king of the Big 12, and Mike Leach who, despite his genius, may have a brain fart at precisely the wrong moment.  Also, this Sam Bradford kid, whoever he is, is kind of a good quarterback.  But then again, Graham Harrell, really crappy hair aside, isn't such a slouch himself.  And Michael Crabtree is a manchild.

Ah, eff it.  Nobody cares who I pick in this game anyway.

Pirates 38, Dirt Thieves 35