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Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt is listed as a co-starter this week after leading the Cyclones to an upset win over Oklahoma last weekend.


Kansas (1-4, 0-2) at Iowa State (3-2, 1-1)

Basics: 11 a.m., Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa

TV/radio: FSN; KJOC (1170 AM), KWPC (860 AM)

Storylines: Iowa State shocked the world with a 38-31 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma last week. Walk-on quarterback Kyle Kempt engineered the upset while Jacob Park sat out the game with an unspecified health issue. The two players are listed as co-starters entering this game. The Cyclones have won six of their last seven meetings with Kansas but trail in the all-time series, 50-40-6. The Kansas offense averages 458 yards per game, but the defense gives up 506 yards and 44.8 points per game. The Jayhawks lost to Texas Tech 65-19 last Saturday.

Northern Iowa (2-3, 1-1) at South Dakota State (4-1, 1-1)

Basics: 2 p.m., Dykhouse Stadium, Brookings, S.D.

TV/radio: ESPN3; KGYM (1600 AM)

Storylines: UNI suffered a 38-29 loss to Western Illinois and dropped out of the FCS national rankings for the first time this season. Quarterback Eli Dunne continued to produce big numbers, throwing for 342 yards and four touchdowns, and tight end Elias Nissen caught three TD passes. South Dakota State, ranked seventh in the country, defeated Southern Illinois 49-14 last week. The Jackrabbits’ only loss was to Youngstown State, 19-7. Reigning MVFC offensive player of the year Taryn Christion has passed for 1,065 yards and run for 210.

Rutgers (1-4, 0-2) at Illinois (2-3, 0-2)

Basics: 11 a.m., Memorial Stadium, Champaign

TV/radio: BTN; WFXN (1230 AM), WRMJ (102.3 FM), WKEI (1450 AM)

Storylines: These are the bottom two teams in the Big Ten in several statistical categories, including scoring offense, total offense and passing efficiency. Illinois suffered its third straight loss on the road at Iowa but had by far its best offensive game of the season, rolling up 200-plus yards both rushing and passing. The Illini have now used 20 true freshmen this season, 12 of whom have started at least one game. Rutgers still is looking for its conference victory under second-year coach Chris Ash. The Scarlet Knights were idle last week following a 56-0 loss to Ohio State.

Millikin (4-1, 2-1) at Augustana (1-5, 1-3)

Basics: 1 p.m., Lindberg Stadium

Storylines: It's homecoming for the Vikings as they welcome in a Big Blue team coming off a 35-31 win over No. 13 Wheaton last week. Millikin is enjoying its best start to a season since 2009, while Augustana is in the midst of its worst start since 2011 after a 28-10 loss to Illinois Wesleyan last week. Rock Island grad Alek Jacobs got his first start at quarterback last week and is now the team's second-leading rusher with 290 yards and four touchdowns. He's also thrown for 120 yards and one touchdown. Millikin quarterback Nicco Stepina leads the CCIW with 1,452 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.


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