Big 12 coaches says swift expansion solidified league future
Kansas State coach Chris Klieman says he was never worried the Big 12 would disband or become irrelevant, even with the lingering questions about the conference's future when Oklahoma and Texas head to the Southeastern Conference. The Big 12's swift response to expand with the additions of BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston certainly helped answer a lot of those questions and created some stability moving forward for the league that some didn't think would survive the departures of its only football national champions.news.yahoo.com
Va Tech ending nation’s longest bowl streak at 27 years
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Virginia Tech is ending the nation’s longest bowl streak at 27 years. Hokies coach Justin Fuente said Wednesday the players decided to bypass postseason, ending their pandemic-hit season at 5-6. Kansas State lost its last five games but was in line for a bowl game because it finished seventh in the Big 12. Its opponent, UTSA, switched to the First Responders Bowl — likely against Kansas State before its own outbreak. The Frisco Bowl is among a dozen bowl games that have been canceled.
No. 5 Oklahoma still Big 12 favorite with inexperienced QB
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley talks with players during an NCAA college football game between Iowa State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. As usual, Riley is taking his time naming a starting quarterback. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
No. 5 Oklahoma still Big 12 favorite with inexperienced QB
The Sooners are still considered the overwhelming favorite to win their sixth consecutive Big 12 crown overall because nobody has dethroned them with Riley there. Purdy last year set school records with 3,982 yards and 27 TDs passing, leading the Big 12 with 306.3 yards per game. Conference play begins Sept. 26, the start of an 11-week stretch for nine league games before the Big 12 title game Dec. 12 or Dec. 19, if an extra week is needed. Since this is only TCU's ninth season in the league, Patterson technically isn't the longest-tenured Big 12 coach. Former Oklahoma State quarterback Mike Gundy is in his 16th season as head coach for his alma mater.
Kansas State football vs. West Virginia: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The bowl-bound Wildcats try and bounce back Saturday when West Virginia in the midst of its first five-game losing streak since 2012 visits. LINE: Kansas State -14. Due mostly to a run game that averages 198.8 yards per game - 122 yards more than West Virginia averages - Kansas State enters the week fifth nationally in time of possession at 34:26. The Wildcats 35-6 loss at West Virginia last season was its worst road defeat since 2009. PREDICTION: Kansas State 37, West Virginia 20
Texas football vs. Kansas State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
AUSTIN, Texas Kansas State got more respect from the College Football Playoff committee than it did from the coaches this week, coming in at No. ABOUT KANSAS STATE (6-2, 3-2 Big 12)The Wildcats rushed for 342 yards in last weeks 38-10 drubbing of Kansas, with quarterback Skylar Thompsons 127 yards and three TDs on the ground leading the way. Thompson owns eight rushing scores during the three-game winning streak, but Kansas State isnt counting on the rushing yards coming as easily this weekend. Kansas State DB AJ Parker (ankle) is not expected to play Saturday. PREDICTION: Texas 30, Kansas State 24
Kansas State football vs. Kansas: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
LAWRENCE, Kan. Kansas State will look to keep its foot on the neck of instate rival Kansas when they meet in another installment of the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday in Lawrence. "It's a big game with the Governor's Cup and those things, but we can't get caught up in those things," Kansas State coach Chris Klieman told the media. Kansas State is No. Kansas has dropped 35 straight games against ranked opponents, including three in a row against ranked Kansas State squads, since beating No. PREDICTION: Kansas State 44, Kansas 27
Kansas State football vs. Oklahoma State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Kansas State defeated Texas Tech 42-35 in overtime.STILLWATER, Okla. - Kansas State and new head coach Chris Klieman have won over some preseason skeptics with a 3-0 start. But the true tests still await, starting Saturday night when the 22nd-ranked Wildcats kick off Big 12 play at Oklahoma State. ABOUT KANSAS STATE (3-0)Klieman has made the jump to the Big 12 after winning four FCS national titles in five seasons at North Dakota State. Even with the loss to Texas, Oklahoma State is 6-2 in its last eight games against ranked opponents. PREDICTION: Oklahoma State 27, Kansas State 24More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Kansas State football vs. Bowling Green: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Skylar Thompson #10 of the Kansas State Wildcats looks to pass the football during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on November 4, 2017 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Kansas State defeated Texas Tech 42-35 in overtime.MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State looks to stay on the winning track under first-year head coach Chris Klieman when it hosts Bowling Green on Saturday. Kansas State has scored an FBS-best 113 non-offensive touchdowns since 1999. Bowling Green has dropped seven consecutive non-conference road games. PREDICTION: Kansas State 45, Bowling Green 13More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Kansas State football vs. Nicholls: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Skylar Thompson #10 of the Kansas State Wildcats looks to pass the football during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on November 4, 2017 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Kansas State defeated Texas Tech 42-35 in overtime.MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State is set to begin life without the legendary Bill Snyder when it opens the new season at home with FCS foe Nicholls State on Saturday. LINE: Kansas State -22.5"What coach Snyder did at Kansas State was nothing short of remarkable and I'm going to feed off that," Klieman told reporters. Kansas State has averaged 55 points over its last three games against Southland Conference opponents. PREDICTION: Kansas State 41, Nicholls 23More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.