WHAT'S AT STAKE
Kansas has a chance to win back-to-back Big 12 games for the first time in five years.
Iowa State needs to win to avoid a winless home season.
Kansas RB James Sims vs. Iowa State's front seven. Sims ran for 211 yards in a 31-19 win over West Virginia last week and is the team's top playmaker.
Iowa State has been susceptible to the run this season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Iowa State. RB Aaron Wimberly. It would be huge for Iowa State to have Wimberly return to his early-season form. He's still the team's leading rusher.
Kansas: QB Montell Cozart. Sure he can run it. But can Cozart throw well enough to give the Jayhawks balance?
FACTS & FIGURES
Iowa State has won three straight in the series - but Kansas had won the previous five games before that.
The Cyclones have lost five games in 2013 by a single possession...The last road win for the Jayhawks in Big 12 play came in Ames in 2008, when they beat Iowa State 35-33.