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Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) passes in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki).

Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35

Sep. 26, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by COVID-19, and entered Saturday's game against No. 3 Oklahoma as a four-touchdown underdog overcame it all to pull off one of the biggest stunners of the season. Skylar Thompson passed...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown as Oklahoma linebacker Brian Asamoah (24) and safety Pat Fields (10) defend during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 48-41. Thompson is now set to make his 29th career start when the Wildcats try to only their fifth win ever over a top-five team, this week against Oklahoma. This matchup will be in Norman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

No. 3 Oklahoma looks to avoid another loss to Kansas State

Sep. 24, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

Last year, Oklahoma wasn’t fully focused on Kansas State. After the Sooners left Manhattan with a stunning loss that nearly cost them a shot at the College Football Playoff, there will be no such problem this year. Third-ranked Oklahoma will host the Wildcats on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both...

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) passes in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri State Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)

No. 3 Oklahoma seeks payback against Kansas State

Sep. 24, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Kansas State (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 28. Series record: Oklahoma leads 76-20-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma nearly had its College Football Playoff hopes derailed with an upset loss to Kansas State last year. A loss this year would again...

Kansas head coach Les Miles, left, greets Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell before an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas, K-State try to rebound in Big 12 from Sun Belt blows

Sep. 22, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Kansas State had plenty of reasons to believe this season would produce another solid brick for the foundation of their programs, despite spring football being scuttled by the coronavirus and an offseason unlike any other. Turns out things were crumbling right from the...

North Carolina's Michael Carter breaks away from Syracuse's Geoff Cantin-Arku in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Stadiums quiet but college football, shows of unity go on

Sep. 12, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

The first big weekend of college football was mostly stripped of the pageantry that is at the heart of the game. The stands were empty, or attendance was limited, because of a pandemic that has disrupted the season. That didn't stop shows of support for the fight against racial injustice. Players for Kansas...

Kansas State defensive back D.J. Render (23) recovers an on-side kick during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas State Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Arkansas State beats Kansas State 35-31 in final minute

Sep. 12, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jonathan Adams Jr. caught a career-high three touchdown passes, including the game-winner with 38 seconds remaining, and Arkansas State defeated Kansas State 35-31 on Saturday for the Red Wolves' first win over a Power 5 opponent in a dozen years. Layne Hatcher threw a 17-yard pass...

FILE - Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson passes to a teammate during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Arkansas State plays at Kansas State on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

K-State to kick off season against Arkansas State

Sep. 10, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Chris Klieman was visibly relieved when he settled down in front of a camera to discuss with reporters the Wildcats' season opener against Arkansas State this weekend. His team has had multiple players test positive for COVID-19, and at least one player who was...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) passes to a teammate during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Manhattan, Kan. Thompson is back to direct the offense heading into the opener Sept. 12, 2020, against Arkansas State. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

K-State heads into Year 2 under Klieman with high hopes

Sep. 1, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — One of these days, Kansas State coach Chris Klieman will go through an offseason full of familiarity. He hasn't had one yet. He was hired away from North Dakota State to replace Bill Snyder, the Wildcats' longtime Hall of Fame coach, and spent his first offseason building a coaching...

Kansas State limits stadium capacity at 25% for games

Aug. 18, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fans can attend Kansas State University football games this fall, but no tailgating will be allowed. The Riley County Commission approved on Monday the university's plan to open the Bill Snyder Family Stadium at about 25% capacity, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. The university...

College football players left in limbo as seasons get pushed

Aug. 11, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson is ready to play football next month. Or in the winter. Or even the spring. He just wants to pull on his shoulder pads one last time, run onto the field in front of thousands of adoring fans, and experience the thrill of college football. It doesn't matter much to Thompson...