A year ago Todd Reesing and the Jayhawks put up 35 points on Iowa St. in the second half. That should have been enough for an easy blowout. Instead, KU escaped with a 35-33 victory after trailing 20-0 at halftime.
This weekend, save the drama for playoff baseball.
If the 'Hawks do anything but blowout the Cyclones from the start, KU fans will be nervous heading to Boulder next weekend. It doesn't matter that Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins might not reach his goal of 10 wins this year -- or next. Nevermind the fact KU has gone 14-4 in its last 18 games against Big XII North opponents. If the Jayhawks struggle against a team that lost to Kansas State, the restlessness will begin to show with the KU faithful.
On one hand its great for a program when its fan base is feeling nervous after a 5-0 start. On the other hand its extremely funny because less than five years ago if "5-0" was written anywhere near the words "KU football" one might think that was the height of a Jayhawk defensive back before thinking it was their record.
So, while this Jayhawk-Cyclone game may not be the match-up of the week in college football, it certainly could go a long way in showing how good this team really is.
Now, on to 10 signs the day could be going well for KU.
10. A brawl breaks out during the game, and no KU basketball players are involved.
9. KU trails only 10-0 at the half.
8. Reesing injures his throwing arm, but instead of pouting switches places with Kerry Meier and catches a touchdown pass.
7. It's warm and sunny when the Cyclones take the field.
6. The students at the game don't collectively fall asleep after getting just four hours of sleep before tailgating for the 11:30 a.m. start.
5. Reesing suddenly realizes no one is talking about him for the Heisman, and decides to throw a touchdown in the first half this time. Really though, Jimmy Clausen?
4. Dezmon Briscoe realizes he is now the best active wide receiver in the country - and plays like it.
3. The KU players enter the field a la the wedding parties from "The Office" and "JK."
2. The stadium looks like this at kickoff.
1. This guy shows up for the game.