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Slate: Kansas State Caps 2017 With A Victory

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Kansas State runs to a 35-17 victory over UCLA, plus Big 12 basketball starts Friday

NCAA Football: Cactus Bowl-Kansas State vs UCLA
A final bowl win for Bill Snyder?
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Previously

The only news not relating to Kansas State’s bowl win yesterday, was the announcement by Dalton Risner that he will return for his senior year, as told by our west coast affiliate Luke Thompson.

Football

Obviously the big story of the day is the Wildcats 35-17 thumping of UCLA in last nights Cactus Bowl. Jon Morse gave you his recap last night and below are the others from around the interwebs:

Kellis Robinett-Wichita Eagle

Ken Corbitt-Capital Journal

Alec Nathan-Bleacher Report

AP-via USA Today

Chip Patterson-CBS Sports

Thuc Nhi Nguyen-LA Daily News

Ben Bolch-La Times

It was clear that the turning point last night was starting Alex Delton in the second half over Skylar Thompson, as Delton’s running ability helped the Wildcats torch a hapless UCLA defense. Delton’s 158 yards on the ground were the most in K-State bowl history, plus his 4 total TD’s easily made Delton the player of the game. (Kellis Robinett, KC Star)

His play also helped re-ignite the QB debate heading into next season, a debate which many thought was settled given Thompson’s excellent play to end the regular season. (Kellis Robinett, KC Star)

Delton wasn’t the only stand-out player last night. Denzel Goolsby made the biggest game-changing play by stripping the ball from Bo Olorunfunmi, giving K-State excellent field position early in the second half. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)

And with that the curtain closes on the 2017 season. It was a fun if not frustrating ride.

Basketball

We now turn our full attention to Brucesketball, just in time for Big 12 play to start. The Big 12 league schedule tips this Friday against Iowa State, and ramps up quickly with both Kansas and West Virginia appearing on K-State’s schedule twice in the first 10 games. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)