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2015 K-State Football

BotC's coverage of the WIldcats' 2015 football season.

Kansas State Goes Bowling, Beats West Virginia.

Kansas State beat West Virginia 24-23 on Senior Day at Bill Snyder Family Stadium to secure a bowl bid and a shot at a winning season.

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K-State will accept bid to Liberty Bowl

As reported by the Collegian's Tim Everson, who just happened to overhear the conversation: Kansas State is headed to Memphis for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on January 2, 2016. Not confirmed: the opponent, widely expected to be the Arkansas Razorbacks. More to come.

West Virginia at K-State: How to Watch/Open Thread

It's that bittersweet time of year when we say goodbye.

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K-State Football Week 14: West Virginia

Join us for all our pre- and post-game coverage.

The Governor's Cup is Trash

Jayhawk-Wildcat rivalry deserves a better trophy.

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Burns wins Big 12 ST PoW... again

For the third straight week, Morgan Burns was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after his ridiculous performance against Kansas. Burns forced a fumble on a punt attempt, recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown, and just for fun threw in an interception. Burns becomes the first player in the history of Big 12 football to earn a weekly honor in three consecutive weeks.

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Kansas State officially bowl eligible, per NCAA

As we've previously surmised, Kansas State is now officially bowl-eligible at 5-7, as the NCAA oversight committee has recommended, and the NCAA Division I Council has approved, a protocol to fill the bowl slots unfilled by .600 teams. The Wildcats, tied with Missouri for the second-best APR among all 5-7 teams, are now guaranteed a bowl bid, assuming the players choose to accept it. That bid will likely come from the Cactus Bowl -- unless the Big 12 gets three teams into the New Year's Six mix, in which K-State would rise to the Liberty. Missouri immediately announced that they would not accept a bowl bid, but that has no effect on K-State as there would be at least three bowls looking for 5-7 teams in the event K-State loses this weekend. Brett McMurphy reports that K-State would accept, but it's unclear whether he's reporting that the administration says they'd accept or that the players have agreed to play.

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K-State QB recruit Skylar Thompson explodes, Fort Osage wins Missouri 5A title

202 yards and three touchdowns rushing. 13-15 for 253 yards and four touchdowns passing. K-State signee Skylar Thompson went NUTS as Independence-Fort Osage routed St Louis-Chaminade Prep 63-28 in the Missouri Class 5 state championship game. Me gusta.

K-State 45, KU 14: Bowl-bound already?

Morgan Burns destroyed Kansas in the first quarter. The rest of the team held on.

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Jayhawk mascot reacts to KU's performace, hurls in trash can

K-State at KU: How to Watch and Open Thread


Cheeping with the Enemy: Q&A with KU

There's optimism down the river, but more for the future than the present.

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K-State Football Week 13: Kansas

Your center for all of BotC's coverage of the Sunflower Showdown.


Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Utah all drop after losing at home; Houston plummets after its upset in Storrs; Oregon, Washington State and Ole Miss all move in; and LSU, Wisconsin and Memphis fall out entirely.

K-State 38, I-State 35: 5 things we're mad about

Yeah, the Wildcats won. That's pretty great. We're still mad.


Oklahoma and Houston each move up four spots, and North Carolina jumps up seven, while Baylor plummets five, LSU nine, Utah five and Memphis six.

Iowa State at K-State: Open Thread

From the snowy wastes of a place where nobody lives comes a storm.

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K-State Football Week 12: Iowa State

Farmageddon time. Follow our coverage here.

Iowa State at K-State: How to Watch

Paul Rhodes is dressing 32 players tomorrow. (The rest will dress themselves.)

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K-State Football leads Big 12 with 25 Academic All-Big 12 honorees

Take that, Texas. For the second year in a row, K-State leads the Big 12 in total mentions on the Academic All-Big 12 list, with 25 this season. The Wildcats also had more first-team nods -- 18 -- than any other school in the conference, and also had three of the league's five players who registered 4.0 GPAs -- senior WR and ST captain Stanton Weber, defensive lineman Matt Seiwert, and kicker Dillon Wilsnn. Joining those three on the first team were kickers Jack Cantele and Ian Patterson, long snapper Dalton Converse, LBs Colborn Couchman and Will Davis, FBs Winston Dimel and Glenn Gronkowski, OLs Luke Hayes, Matt Kleinsorge, and Cody Whitehair, QB Joe Hubener, WR Collin Sexton, TEs Cody Small and Dayton Valenitne, and DL Tanner Wood. Perhaps most notably, Cantele earned his honor while majoring in Civil Engineering. The second team includes DB Nate Jackson, DL Jordan Kupersmith, LBs Elijah Lee and Sam Sizelove, OLs Dalton Risner and Boston Stiverson, and RB Dalvin Warmack. K-State, under Snyder, has consistently performed well in Academic all-conference honors, but this year's performance was stellar. The Wildcats have averaged 18 members and 11 first-teamers during Snyder II, so this year's 25 and 18 are a notable achievement.

Tech 59, K-State 44: Five Questions

But first, does anyone have some lighter fluid?

K-State at Texas Tech: How to Watch/Game Thread

Seriously, just run the dang ball.


Clemson picks up three No. 1 votes, Oklahoma experiences an unexpected jump and Navy makes a big splash.

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K-State Football Week 11: Texas Tech

All the news leading up to K-State's critical trip to Lubbock.


The more things (don't) change, the more they stay the same. But just you wait until next week...

Baylor 31, K-State 24 - 5 Things...

For once, the Wildcats were the better team in the second half. Here's what we learned.

Baylor at K-State: Open Game Thread

#protip: typing comments diverts your attention from the nightmare on the field.

Baylor at K-State: How to Watch

We recommend a blanket tent, a flashlight, and a guard dog.

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K-State Football Week Ten: Baylor

Join BotC for all our coverage of this week's clash with the #2 team in the nation.

Bring on the Podcast with Kellis Robinett

The K-State beat writer talks to us about where K-State football goes from here at quarterback and beyond, plus gives us some reason to believe Thursday's matchup with Baylor won't be a complete disaster.


Utah proves that the fall is harder than the rise, as a new No. 1 takes the throne, clad in orange in honor of Halloween.


This week (last week, actually — we're playing catch-up again), the Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll is actually a Top 27 poll. Read on to find out why...