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...
Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his throwing shoulder, leaving freshman Will Howard to lead the No. 22 Wildcats the rest of the...
—K.J. Costello, Mississippi State, passed for an SEC-record 623 yards and had five TD passes to help the Bulldogs knock off sixth-ranked and defending national champion LSU,...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by COVID-19, and entered Saturday's game against No. 3 Oklahoma as a...
Some things to watch Saturday in the Big 12, when conference play starts in the league's 25th season. It will be the season openers for TCU and Baylor, who weren't able to play their scheduled...
Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson is ready to play football next month.
Or in the winter. Or even the spring.
He just wants to pull on his shoulder pads one last time, run onto...
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...
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...
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...
No. 20 Kansas State (6-2, 3-2 Big 12, No. 16 CFP) at Texas (5-3, 3-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN).
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Chris Kleiman views himself as a caretaker for Kansas State football, sustaining and building on the traditions that predecessor Bill Snyder established over more than two...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The pass-happy Big 12 isn't what it used to be. The dual-threat quarterback is taking over.
No longer is 400-plus yards through the air the norm in a league where...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — For the first time in over a month, Kansas State walked off the field with a win.
Skylar Thompson accounted for two touchdowns and sparked a late game-winning drive to...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Skylar Thompson only threw one touchdown pass in Kansas State's 31-24 road win at Mississippi State, but boy was it a big one.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State totaled more than 500 offensive yards in consecutive games for the first time in school history on Saturday after dismantling Bowling Green 52-0.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman's debut as the coach at Kansas State couldn't have gone a whole lot better.
The Wildcats rolled up 573 total yards while holding Nicholls to just 276....
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman probably felt good about the team he was inheriting at Kansas State when the new coach looked down the depth chart and saw a veteran quarterback in Skylar...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson has spent much of the past two seasons at Kansas State in the training room, using most of his free time in between starts to nurse a variety of nagging...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The second day of Big 12 football media days will feature two new coaches and the only two quarterbacks who are appearing at the conference's two-day kickoff...
Kansas State (5-6, 3-5 Big 12) at No. 25 Iowa State (6-4, 5-3, No. 25 CFP), 7 p.m. EST (FS1).
Line: Iowa State by 13½
Series record: Iowa State leads 49-48-4
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Iowa State had its five-game winning streak snapped last week and has lost 10 in a row to Kansas State. If the Cyclones are ever going to beat the Wildcats, this would seem to be the year. Kansas State will be seeking bowl eligibility.
WACO, Texas (AP) — A rough day for Baylor kicker Connor Martin ended with a game-winning field goal.
Martin missed three field goal attempts and an extra point, but his third made field goal was a 29-yarder with eight seconds left Saturday to give the Bears a 37-34 win over Kansas State.
WACO, Texas (AP) — The Kansas State Wildcats finally got angry about their performance, and it seemed to make a difference in the second half of their last game.
"I think there is that, what I've been looking for, that anger," coach Bill Snyder said. "That's not at anybody other than ourselves, in regards to how we are playing."
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — For the last eight to nine months, Skylar Thompson has had to hear about the ongoing debate about who will be the starting quarterback for Kansas State. It may have taken longer than he or any Kansas State supporters may have wanted but after Saturday, Kansas State has their guy.
Thompson threw for two scores and ran for another and Kansas State ran away from UTSA 41-17 on Saturday.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton spent an entire season, then a full offseason, pitching a back-and-forth battle for the starting quarterback job at Kansas State.
All along, Bill Snyder said he would play both of them.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder probably felt pretty good about having two quarterbacks with starting experience this year, especially the way both performed at times last season.
After Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton both struggled against South Dakota, though, that confidence is a bit shakier heading into Saturday's showdown with No. 18 Mississippi State.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder thought he knew who had won the tightly contested race between Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton to start at quarterback when Kansas State opens the season against South Dakota.
Then the 78-year-old coach watched another practice, and the same nip-and-tuck competition that Thompson and Delton waged all last season — and resulted in both of them playing plenty of snaps all the way through their bowl game — was back to all-square.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder's record as a head coach is marvelous when he has a returning quarterback with big-game experience, and that should bode especially well for Kansas State this season.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder wanted to see his offense operating at a tidy clip when his team split into purple and white squads for its spring game.
The 78-year-old coach got what he was looking for in a showdown between quarterbacks Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson on a rainy Saturday, with the purple squad winning 31-28.
Delton wound up 21 of 28 for 201 yards and three touchdowns, and ran six times for 34 yards. Thompson was 13 of 19 for 149 yards and a TD.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State returns 14 starters from a team that won eight games and beat UCLA in the Cactus Bowl, including its top quarterback and the entire offensive line, so it stands to reason that few jobs would be available in spring camp.
PHOENIX (AP) — Bill Snyder stood on a makeshift stage in the middle of a baseball stadium with a roof, a sparkling trophy at his side depicting a football sailing through cactus uprights.
If this was the end of his storied coaching career at Kansas State, it sure was a great way to go out.
Alex Delton ran for 158 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, leading the Wildcats to a 35-17 Cactus Bowl victory over UCLA on Tuesday night in what could be Snyder's final game.
PHOENIX (AP) — Cactus Bowl: UCLA (6-6) vs. Kansas State (7-5), Dec. 26, 9 p.m. Eastern (ESPN).
Line: Kansas State by 6 1/2.
Series Record: UCLA leads 2-1, beat the Wildcats 40-35 in the 2015 Alamo Bowl the last time.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
UCLA is playing its final game under interim coach Jedd Fisch before former Oregon and Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly takes over the program. Kansas State is closing out its 26th season under Bill Snyder, who has not decided if he will return next season.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson went from the third-string quarterback on a team scuffling for wins to the savior and future of Kansas State football — all in just a few short weeks.
He rescued the Wildcats in the second half against Kansas. Rallied them to a dramatic win at Texas Tech. Showed his big arm and fast legs in a stunning win at Oklahoma State. And rallied Kansas State to a 20-19 victory over Iowa State to wrap up a remarkable late-season surge.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson wanted to hit Isaiah Zuber on the final play of the game, only the Kansas State wide receiver was so tightly covered that the young quarterback had to scramble to his left.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz will need surgery on his ailing knee and miss the remainder of the season, while backup Alex Delton remains sidelined after sustaining two concussions.
Wildcats coach Bill Snyder said it's possible Delton could return for a bowl game.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Will Grier scrambled to his right and then retreated to his left, time ticking off the clock in the first half and No. 23 West Virginia seemingly content to take a one-point lead over Kansas State into halftime.
Then Grier unloaded a pass toward the end zone.
Ka'Raun White never had to move to haul in his second touchdown reception.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Third-string quarterback Skylar Thompson emerged from the shadows of Kansas State's never-thought-much-about Plan C and threw the game-winning touchdown in a 42-35 overtime win over Texas Tech.
Thompson, a redshirt freshman and once a heralded recruit within the Midwest, also threw a tying two-point conversion to Dalton Schoen that tied the game with 42 seconds to play.