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K-State Slate: Farmageddon!

Nothing like an early conference game to get the adrenaline going.

David Purdy


In past years, the name and the game have made Wildcat fans nervous and anxious. This year, however, Team Purple is quietly confident. Team Cyclone, meanwhile, has already started drinking. This game definitely feels a lot less like Armageddon in Ames.

Without further ado, here are all the linkie thingies you could possibly want.

Content that dropped yesterday: TB's Kicking the Tires preview of Iowa State, Jon Morse's obligatory How to Watch post, with all the info on the game you could possibly want, and finally, PurpleBrunette's Week 2 Injury Report, some of which she had to make up speculate, thanks to K-State's injury policy.

If you're in the Kansas City area, be sure to get to the Granfalloon watch party, starting 10:30 AM today. It's your chance to hobnob with the not-so-rich-but-famous leading lights of BotC!

The Collegian updates its Power Rankings for Big 12 defensive players. In a case of obvious homerism, Ryan Mueller is in first place, but West Virginia safety Karl Joseph makes an appearance on the list, thanks to his 18 tackle performance against Alabama.

This article suggests that K-State is bracing for its contest with Iowa State. I suppose that's true of every conference game, and as much as all the statistics and rational thinking suggest a K-State win, it's worth considering that Iowa State's players are not a bunch of stiffs. They're FBS-level players, they're coming off a loss, and they're capable of beating anyone on a given day.

Meanwhile, the K-State defense is ready to correct the mistakes they made in the opener against Stephen F Austin. With a conference game this early on the schedule, the unit has been forced to improve at an accelerated pace.

Fansided's KC Kingdom previews the game, as does Talking 12, in the Big 12 Pick of the Week.

The Collegian breaks down the game By the Numbers.

Kevin Haskin takes a 2-minute drill approach to this weekend's K-State and KU games.

Iowa State has dropped the last six games in the series, though five of those losses have been by seven points or less. Ending the streak will mean much better play by the Cyclones, along with a sense of real urgency.

DeMarcus Robinson is making the most of his first start at running back for K-State. He's waited a long time for it, and now makes up part of K-State's diverse running attack, although Snyder still thinks the team needs to improve in that area.

Is facing Sam Richardson a good way to prepare for Auburn's Nick Marshall? Tim Bisel thinks so, though the comparison may be limited if K-State attempts to keep thinks vanilla and not show its hand to Gus Malzahn and crew.

Kellis Robinett's K-State Mailbag takes on fan questions and wonders if Iowa State will fold or fight back?

Finally, here's the ESPN(blog)'s Jake Trotter with the Week 2 Big 12 Viewer's Guide. We're up first!


There will be an Open Thread for the Iowa State game up shortly. But here's the rest of the Big 12 schedule for the day (all times Central):

#4 Oklahoma at Tulsa (11:00 AM; ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN)

Oklahoma State vs Missouri State (2:30 PM; no TV listed)

Kansas vs Southeast Missouri State (6:00 PM; ESPN3)

Baylor vs Northwestern State (6:30 PM; no TV listed)

West Virginia vs Towson (6:30 PM; no TV listed)

Texas vs BYU (6:30 PM; FoxSports1)

Texas Tech at UTEP (10:00 PM; FoxSports1)

Other games of note: #19 Nebraska vs McNeese State (11:00 AM; ESPNU/WatchESPN). Because #LIFE.

Happy Game Day, all!