The Iowa State Cyclones close out the season at Kansas State this weekend a need a victory to avoid a winless Big-12 campaign. This will be the final game for K-State coach Ron Prince who was was fired earlier this month. ISU coach Gene Chizik says the Wildcats will be motivated to send him out with a win. He says K-State can be very wide open and they will have to be prepared for that.

Iowa State is 2-9 overall this season and had it not been for some narrow losses to UNLV, Kansas and Colorado this season could have had a much different ending. Chizik says inconsistency is the theme in the season and he says that’s why they’ve only won two games.

Chizik says it makes it difficult for a program to show improvement when the Big-12 is having a banner season. He says it’s a great league to be in, but it is tough, especially with a young team.

Chizik says down the road the Cyclone defense needs to make major strides. He says they need improvement everywhere, but the defensive secondary needs to make major strides as he says they are not a good team defensively right now.

K-State is 4-7 and Iowa State is 2-9 overall.