Back again with another installment. Last week’s guest, Joseph Duarte, was a little off in his prediction, but really, did anyone see that demolition coming?
We have high hopes for this week’s beat writer, Ryan Wood of the Lawrence Journal-World. You can find his blog here. Love the title, by the way. So much more clever than "K-Stated," but such is life. Guess we’re not creative enough.
Alas, this is what he suspects might happen:
First of all, those of us in Lawrence need to extend a thank-you to
Kansas State. Finally, after four somewhat-boring blowouts, we’ll get
to see a football game worth the price of admission.
I have bounced back and forth on how Saturday’s game is going to play out. I’m not confident in picking either team to win. That’s a sign,
to me, that we’re in for a real treat Saturday in Manhattan.
Here are some bold predictions for Saturday’s game:
1. There will be a special teams score.
2. KU’s Kerry Meier will line up as a wide receiver and complete a pass.
3. Jordy Nelson will have another great game, especially if Kansas is
hard-headed enough to not make adjustments to put Aqib Talib on him
for a large chunk of the game.
Beyond that, I’m just buckling in to enjoy the ride. Early
indications are certainly good, but the Jayhawks has to prove their
worth playing a big-time opponent. They might do it without a
problem. They might not.
Mysteries such as that make this game a tough one to forecast. My
thought is this: Both teams have their share of talent, but the
Jayhawks historically have had an awful time winning road games.
Until that is cured, it’s hard to pick against the Wildcats in this
Prediction: Kansas State 28, Kansas 23. But I could be wrong