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Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn (22) gets past Kansas safety Ricky Thomas (3) as he runs for a first down during the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Brooks shines as No. 20 Kansas State trounces Kansas, 55-14

Oct. 24, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State leaned on special teams to extend its winning streak over Kansas to a series-record 12 straight games. The Wildcats' didn't even block a kick, either. Instead, it was Phillip Brooks returning a pair of punts for touchdowns, Blake Lynch hitting every kick he attempted and...

Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn (22) gets past Texas Tech linebacker Kosi Eldridge (20) as he runs for a first down during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

No. 20 K-State looks for 12th straight win over Kansas

Oct. 22, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

Kansas (0-4, 0-3 Big 12) at No. 20 Kansas State (3-1, 3-0), Saturday at noon ET (FS1). Line: Kansas State by 20. Series record: Kansas 65-47-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Kansas State could extend its winning streak over Kansas to a series-record 12 consecutive games. But more importantly, the Wildcats can remain...

Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry (8) reacts after breaking up a pass against West Virginia during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

No. 20 K-State ready for Kansas in annual Sunflower Showdown

Oct. 22, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Chris Klieman probably knows a little how Kansas counterpart Les Miles felt this week when Jayhawks running back Pooka Williams, undeniably their biggest offensive playmaker, decided to opt out for the remainder of the year. After all, the Wildcats are playing...

West Virginia running back Leddie Brown (4) rushes the ball against Kansas during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Leddie Brown, Doege lead West Virginia over Kansas 38-17

Oct. 17, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Leddie Brown broke open a close game with a long touchdown run in the third quarter and caught one of Jarret Doege’s three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 38-17 victory Saturday over a winless Kansas team that was without coach Les Miles. Before a crowd of...

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, left, and Kansas head coach Les Miles talk before an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas coach cleared of virus but skips West Virginia game

Oct. 16, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles has been cleared to return to the Jayhawks after his positive test for COVID-19, but out of caution is skipping the team's trip to West Virginia for Saturday's game. The 66-year-old Miles announced last week that routine testing had returned a positive test. He...

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, left, and Kansas head coach Les Miles talk before an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas hopes to have coach Les Miles back at West Virginia

Oct. 15, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

Four games into the college season, West Virginia will finally welcome thousands of people to a home football game. Kansas plans to have coach Les Miles there, too. Miles announced last week that he tested positive for COVID-19 and has quarantined at his home. In a video Sunday, Miles said his health was good and...

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, left, and Kansas head coach Les Miles talk before an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas coach Les Miles tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 8, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and is quarantining in his home, where he plans to fulfill his head coaching responsibilities remotely as the Jayhawks spend a week off before visiting West Virginia. Miles announced his positive test in a joint statement...

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) breaks away from Kansas cornerback Johnquai Lewis (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

No. 17 Oklahoma State rolls to 47-7 victory over Kansas

Oct. 3, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy finally got to see what his offense was capable of doing Saturday. It looked a lot like it has the past decade or so. After a couple ho-hum performances against Tulsa and West Virginia, the No. 17 Cowboys took advantage of a porous and backpedaling...

West Virginia running back Leddie Brown (4) is tackled by Baylor safety Christian Morgan (4)  during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Brown's TD run lifts West Virginia over Baylor 27-21 in 2OT

Oct. 3, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Leddie Brown scored a 3-yard touchdown run in the second overtime after West Virginia's defense made a stop, and the Mountaineers outlasted Baylor 27-21 on Saturday. West Virginia (2-1, 1-1 Big 12) squeaked out the win in a game where offensive consistency was rare and mistakes...

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

No. 17 Oklahoma State heads to Kansas on Saturday

Oct. 1, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

No. 17 Oklahoma State (2-0, 1-0 Big 12) at Kansas (0-2, 0-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Oklahoma State by 21 1/2. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 39-29-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? After watching Bedlam rival Oklahoma lose to Kansas State, the Cowboys are suddenly in prime position in a topsy-turvy...