Game Night: Kansas State Football in the Cactus Bowl

Ted Woodward
December 26, 2017 - 2:59 pm

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The Kansas State football team (7-5) meets UCLA (6-6) Tuesday night in the Cactus Bowl at Chase field in downtown Phoenix.

Live pre-game coverage of the game begins at 7:00 p.m. on Sports Radio KFH 1240AM and 97.5 FM.

On a late-season surge, K-State has won four of its last five games, and is a 6.5-point favorite. Kansas State won its bowl game last season, but has not won back-to-back bowl games in 17 years.

This is the 21st bowl game for Kansas State football, including each of the past eight seasons; 19 of those bowls have come under current head coach Bill Snyder.

This is a rematch of a high-scoring game between K-State and UCLA three years ago in the Alamo Bowl.

Coach Snyder is 78 years old, but has yet to announce whether or not he'll be returning to Kansas State for another season on the sidelines next year.

K-State has played in this bowl game four times, under four different names, in three different stadiums: the Copper Bowl in Tuscon, the Insight.com Bowl in Phoenix, and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe.

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