Five home games in the first six weeks and a special Thursday-night match up at Iowa State at the end of October highlights Kansas State’s 2020 football schedule – the 125th season of football at K-State and 25th in the Big 12 – that was announced today by K-State Athletics officials and the Big 12 Conference.
The Wildcats open the season with three-straight non-conference match ups inside Bill Snyder Family Stadium, beginning with the 12th annual K-State Family Reunion against Buffalo on September 5. K-State then hosts North Dakota on September 12, before closing out non-conference play with a visit from SEC foe Vanderbilt on September 19. It will mark the fourth-straight year the Wildcats will face a Power 5 non-conference opponent during the regular season, including the third-straight against the SEC.
Kansas State opens Big 12 play away from Manhattan for the 20th time in the 25-year history of the league when the Cats travel to West Virginia on September 26. It will be the third time in five seasons that K-State will open league play at West Virginia.
The Wildcats open October with two-straight home games – against Texas on October 3 and Kansas on October 10 – before traveling to face TCU on October 17.
The Wildcats’ lone bye in 2020 precedes a Thursday-night affair in Ames as the Wildcats play at Iowa State on Thursday, October 29. It will be Kansas State’s first Thursday-night game since hosting Baylor in 2015 and the first on the road since the 2014 West Virginia game.
K-State alternates home and road games in the month of November as the Wildcats host Texas Tech on November 7 and Oklahoma State on November 21, while they travel to face Oklahoma on November 14 and Baylor to end the regular season on November 28.