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K-State goes bowling in Klieman’s first season in charge

Dec. 2, 2019 2:05 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State was picked to finish second-to-last in the Big 12, the pundits not only unimpressed with what the Wildcats had returning but lukewarm on their decision to turn over the program to a coach with virtually no experience at the highest level of college football. Chris...

K-State holds off Iowa State 27-17 in ‘Farmageddon’

Nov. 30, 2019 11:41 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman gathered his players in the locker room after a heart-stopping win at Texas Tech and challenged not his seniors, who soon would be playing their final game for Kansas State, but the rest of the guys who would be around for years to come. The first-year coach wanted his...

Iowa State-Kansas State to help decide Big 12 bowl order

Nov. 29, 2019 4:01 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Iowa State and Kansas State are both headed to bowl games after they play Saturday. Which ones could depend heavily on the outcome. The Cyclones (7-4, 5-3 Big 12) could be the best four-loss team in the nation, the defeats having come by a combined 11 points to teams that all have...

100-yard kickoff return sparks K-State past Texas Tech 30-27

Nov. 24, 2019 12:38 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Joshua Youngblood’s longest run on Saturday night was the longest possible, 100 yards. Skylar Thompson’s was 17. Both runs played huge roles in Kansas State’s win over Texas Tech. Youngblood raced from end zone to end zone for a kickoff-return touchdown and...

Texas Tech tries to keep bowl hopes alive in K-State visit

Nov. 22, 2019 1:30 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — For Texas Tech, a visit from Kansas State is about keeping bowl hopes alive in the first season under coach Matt Wells. For the Wildcats, the meeting on Saturday is about postseason positioning now that any chance to reach the Big 12 championship game is gone in the debut year for...

Big 12 has chance for 2 more 1st-year coaches in bowl games

Nov. 21, 2019 7:51 PM EST

Chris Klieman gets an extra game in his first season at Kansas State, and that is significant for the Wildcats’ first-year coach even though it won’t be as long of a season as he got used to before he got to Manhattan. Texas Tech’s Matt Wells and West Virginia’s Neal Brown need to win...

College Football Picks: Scoreboard watching for CFP hopefuls

Nov. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

Pac-12 powers No. 6 Oregon and No. 7 Utah are on the road this weekend, trying to continue their march to a mega-meeting with huge playoff ramifications in the conference championship game next month. They should also both be keeping an eye on the Big 12, where No. 8 Oklahoma is looming. And, of course, the...

Doege leads West Virginia to 24-20 upset of K-State

Nov. 16, 2019 8:14 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown was staring down the prospects of a six-game losing streak amid his first season in Morgantown, a streak of futility unmatched by the Mountaineers since 1986. Instead, he walked out of Kansas State with a foundational win for his vast rebuilding effort....

K-State aims to bounce back from Texas loss vs West Virginia

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The message new Kansas State coach Chris Klieman delivered in the locker room after a gut-check loss at Texas last weekend was almost identical to the one he relayed after the Wildcats upended then-No. 5 Oklahoma to shake up the Big 12. “We have to wipe it clean pretty...

Texas player Jalen Green apologizes for targeting hit

Nov. 13, 2019 5:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas defensive back Jalen Green apologized Wednesday for an illegal hit on Kansas State wide receiver Wykeen Gill last week. Green leveled Gill with a helmet-to-helmet hit near the Kansas State sideline in the fourth quarter of Texas’ 27-24 victory. Gill was knocked out of the...