Kansas and Iowa State highlight the middle slate of games in the Big 12. Both squads are 1-0 with bigger tests facing them in Week 2. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:
Iowa State at Iowa (3:30 ET, Big Ten Network): Cyclone quarterback Steele Jantz is looking for another memorable performance (and victory) against Iowa after passing for 279 yards and four touchdowns during a 44-41 triple-overtime thriller in 2011. After accounting for three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in last week’s season-opening 38-23 win over Tulsa, Jantz could continue to insert his name into the conversation when Big 12’s top quarterbacks are discussed with another productive Saturday in Iowa City.
Rice at Kansas (3:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Network): The Jayhawks will look to continue to dominate this series... well, ok, they’re just 1-0 and yet they’re still aiming to remain undefeated against the Owls. That sound you hear is KU running backs Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox -- who recorded over 100 rushing yards each against South Dakota State last week -- licking their chops. The duo will face an Owl defense that allowed an eye-popping 343 rushing yards against UCLA in Week 1.