LAWRENCE, KAN. — A slow start was more than enough to put Iowa State on the wrong track Saturday as the Cyclones fell behind 24-0 before getting on the board at the end of the first half.
That deficit eventually proved too much as Kansas sent Iowa State to the bottom of the Big 12 standings with a 34-14 win. What happened?
"They started fast, we started in reverse, meaning slower than slow," coach Paul Rhoads said. "We did not start the game with the right frame of mind that you need to play Division I football with. It’s a fast game, it’s a physical game, it’s a violent game. It’s a game that demands that you do things right. You have to do them right mentally, you’ve got to do them right physically and we weren’t doing hardly any of that to start the game."
Hear what else Rhoads had to say following the loss.