Coming off a homecoming dud against Texas Tech, the Kansas football team attempts to bounce back at Iowa State, a week after the Cyclones’ massive victory at Oklahoma.
If you missed it, Benton Smith reported earlier this morning that Khalil Herbert, starting center Mesa Ribordy and Dru Prox are all OUT for today's game.
After listening to David Beaty and Doug Meacham talk this week, Benton believes Peyton Bender will start today. Bender was replaced by Carter Stanley for the entire second half in last week's loss to Texas Tech.
For those wondering, Iowa State is a 22.5-point favorite today. Over/Under is set at 64.
If you were rushing for kickoff, take a breather. There's a 30-minute delay for severe weather.
Kansas State and TCU also in a delay because of lightning.
Josh Klingler, on KU's pregame radio show, makes a good note that Jack Trice Stadium has real grass, not artificial turf. Could make things a little different in the wet conditions.
With KU's defensive struggles this season, plus slow starts, I think KU should always attempt to start on offense in the coin toss. But ISU will start at its own 7 after an illegal block penalty.
David Montgomery opens today's game with a 9-yard run.
Torneden, now at nickelback, with a nice tackle on a run. Then Dorance Armstrong tips a pass to force 3rd-and-long.
Isaiah Bean with a key sack. KU defense holds on first drive.
Steven Sims muffs the punt. ISU recovers. Brutal.
Joel Lanning in at QB for back-to-back runs.
Credit to KU's defense for forcing another punt. Dorance Armstrong with the 3rd down stop.
Sims lets the ball bounce and ISU downs it at the 4.
And it will be Peyton Bender at QB for KU's first offensive drive.
First pass from Bender is intercepted by Kamari Cotton-Moya.