Kansas Football Key Player No. 2. RB Devin Neal
Iowa State has one of the best defenses Kansas football will face off against this season. However, we know that opposing teams dread defending the two-headed monster of Devin Neal and Daniel Hishaw Jr. With Jalon Daniels expected to remain sidelined for this contest, Andy Kotelnicki will have no issue pounding the rock for 60 minutes.
Neal earned 25 totes against Oklahoma, the second-highest number in his collegiate career, and put together a 112-yard performance. He continues to impress Kansas football fans and has established himself as one of the best tailbacks in school history. The question is whether he can receive that much volume again while working through the knacks and bruises he has sustained across the season.
We just mentioned Iowa State doesn’t run the ball too well, but they do rank 39th in FBS in rushing defense. It will be the kind of game where every inch the running backs gain matters. Nothing will come easy against a stingy defense in a hostile road environment.