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Big 12 football predictions: Kansas State picked over Iowa State, 27-20

Collin Klein should be enough to keep Kansas St. from being upset at Iowa St.

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Kansas St. heads to Ames to take on Iowa St. this weekend and it won't be the easy romp that most would expect for the nation's sixth-ranked team taking on the Cyclones. Really quietly, Iowa St. has put together a fine start to the season, winning four of their first five and the crowd at Jack Trice Stadium will be in a frenzy.

Still, the Wildcats are the favorites, thanks to Collin Klein. The K-State quarterback is in the midst of a phenomenal season and should be enough to push the Wildcats past the Cyclones 27-20, according to CBS Sports' game predictions:

Last week against Kansas it looked like coach Bill Snyder was trying to win the game without putting too much mileage on Klein. Klein ran the ball only 10 times and sat out most the fourth quarter. He should be well rested for Iowa State. And for good reason, last season he ran it against 26 times against the Cyclones.

Iowa St. upended then-No. 2 Oklahoma St. in Ames last year so they have experience with upsets, but the Wildcats should still prevail this time around. Klein is simply too good.