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How to Watch: Kansas State at Iowa State

The biggest bestest bushelingest rivalry on the planet reconvenes today. We hope.

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If they wear this ridiculous black nonsense today, we’re no longer rivals.
If they wear this ridiculous black nonsense today, we’re no longer rivals.
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It’s been a long two weeks since K-State came oh-so-close to putting itself back in the Big 12 driver’s seat. But their destiny is still firmly in their own hands, as if they win out they’ll have the tiebreaker advantage over everyone except Oklahoma State.

That mission starts today, with the most important of the three remaining games in the queue.

The Game

K-State (4-3, 4-2 Big 12) visits the 17th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones (5-2, 5-1).

Seeing as how the Cyclones are K-State’s One True Rival, you hardly need to know much.

Except for this one little detail, that is. If K-State wins, the all-time series will be tied at 50 wins each, and both teams will be tied with 544 wins all-time. That would literally remove the last remnants of any desperate hope of bragging rights Iowa State has over K-State; if you look at the Winsipedia page, Iowa State only has one panel left in red on the comparison grid, and it would turn white with a Wildcat Victory.

All the Clones will have left is petulant sputtering about how the series is only tied because of the last 30 years.

(K-State had better win, or Wide Right and Natty Lite is going to roast me for this.)


K-State opened at +10; it’s stretched to +12 over the course of the week. With the total at 46.5, Vegas is looking at a 29-17 Cyclone win. Odds Shark projects that Iowa State will win, but the Cats will cover and we’ll hit the over with a 29-22 score.


Saturday, November 21 at 3:00 CT, Jack Trice Stadium (61,500) in Ames, Iowa.


Reduced capacity and social distancing remain in place, and they really mean it today. Attendance is limited to family and guests. Sorry, no bones for you.


Once again, the game will air on Big FOX with Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman.


K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters; also available on Sirius 106/XM 382/Internet 972.


Official video stream through FOX Sports GO. The radio broadcast can also be heard via the TuneIn app, while live stats will be available via StatsBroadcast (with the usual disclaimer, although they’ve been very good about not media-walling the stats this season). If you’ve cut the cord and are looking for a full streaming option, fuboTV is now carrying every major cable network which has football in keeping with their sports-centric business model.

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