1-PLAYERS NEED TO STEP UP!!-Gene Chizik and the rest of the coaching staff have taken heat from fans and the media the past few weeks and rightly so but they are not the ones playing the game. This group of players totally shut down Kansas for one half and Texas A&M is not even close to Kansas when it comes to offense. We need to see some leaders on the defense step up and make plays when it counts. Certainly the coaches might have made some coaching mistakes but the bottom line is that these players have to also be held accountable.
2)GET TO THE QUARTERBACK-The Cyclones front four has not put a lot of pressure on the quarterback this season but this might be their week. Texas A&M have given up a league leading 10 sacks and if the Cyclones can consistently get to Aggie quarterback Jerrod Johnson they might be able to pull out a victory.
3)TURNOVERS WILL DECIDE THE GAME-Based on their play so far this season, this game might be looking at the two worst teams in the Big 12. This game likely comes down to a crucial turnover and the ability to capitalize on it.