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Big 12 football: Kansas over Iowa State in an upset?

by Berry Tramel Published: November 16, 2012
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When he took over as Kansas' football coach, Charlie Weis was appalled not so much at the Jayhawks' 2-10 record in 2011, but at KU's lack of competitiveness.

But Turner Gill had his team ready last November in Ames, Iowa, where Kansas lost just 13-10. Now the Cyclones go to Lawrence to play a team desperate for a victory.

The Jayhawks have continued to play for Weis, despite a 1-9 record. Kansas could have beaten OSU (lost 20-14), should have beaten Texas (lost 21-17) and took Texas Tech to overtime (lost 41-34).

The pressure is mounting on Iowa State. The 5-5 Cyclones have lost four of five and still need a victory to become bowl eligible.

Iowa State is a 6 1/2-point favorite, but let's go with Kansas in the upset.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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