Gameday Preview: K-State vs. Iowa State

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Do a Google Images search on the term “Farmageddon” and very little comes up about Kansas State and Iowa State. Instead you get all kinds of unintentionally hilarious cartoon drawings of farmers and farm animals like the ones featured here.

Too bad, because the Wildcats and Cyclones lived up to their end of the bargain in their first neutral-site game at Arrowhead Stadium last year. The two teams played a fantastic game that wasn’t decided until the final moments when Emmanuel Lamur blocked an extra point.

K-State won 24-23, and the 40,851 in attendance left speaking highly of their experiences. But unless something drastic changes in the minds of John Currie and Bill Snyder following Saturday’s rematch, the series is headed back to Manhattan and Ames in the future.

It’s the right move to make, but that doesn’t mean the Wildcats and Cyclones can’t put on another great show in Kansas City.
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Live Blog: K-State 24, Iowa State 23

FINAL
What a strange ending. Iowa State came through with a miracle touchdown pass to pull to within one point but K-State blocked the PAT to hold on for a 24-23 win.

Raphael Guidry is being credited for the block.

K-State improves to 3-2. Iowa State drops to 3-2.
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This week’s player to watch: Tysyn Hartman

David Sims/Tysyn Hartman

Kansas State’s secondary is off to a fantastic start this year, allowing just 149.8 passing yards per game, and sophomore safety Tysyn Hartman is a big reason why.

The former high school quarterback has been everywhere defensively. He’s a good tackler, he hits hard enough to force fumbles and he is tied for the Big 12 lead in interceptions with three.

He will once again be asked to do well in K-State’s conference opener against Iowa State, and Hartman will have an added carrot dangling in front of him for motivation. The person he’s tied with atop the Big 12 standings is his Iowa State counterpart, David Sims (pictured above).
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