2012 Football Schedule Announced
2012 Football Schedule Announced
Feb. 14, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State finalized its 2012 football schedule Tuesday, announcing a seven-game home schedule and a nine-game conference slate that includes matchups with new Big 12 Conference members West Virginia and TCU.
The Wildcats' 12-game slate includes eight opponents who were bowl eligible in 2011, four of which will visit Bill Snyder Family Stadium, while six others have already appeared in various 2012 preseason Top 25 polls. The Wildcats will travel to both West Virginia and TCU in 2012 for matchups with the Big 12 Conference's newest members.
"We are pleased to have our 2012 slate and appreciate the patience of our fans. We worked very hard to meet our goal of having seven home games and are optimistic that we can continue this pattern," Athletics Director John Currie said. "Our fans will have every opportunity to be a part of an exciting 2012 season as we begin a new era of Big 12 football with the addition of TCU and West Virginia to our league. We look forward to what will surely be an electric atmosphere at Bill Snyder Family Stadium this fall."
K-State will open the season with three straight home games as Missouri State visits Bill Snyder Family Stadium on September 1 for the season opener and the fourth-annual K-State Family Reunion. Miami will make its return trip to Manhattan the following week as the Wildcats and Hurricanes will square off on September 8 before North Texas treks to Manhattan on September 15 for the final non-conference contest of the year.
The Wildcats will open Big 12 Conference play on the road September 22 at Oklahoma before enjoying a bye week on September 29. In-state rival KU will travel to Manhattan the following week for the Dillons Sunflower Showdown on October 6 before K-State hits the road for two straight games.
The Cats will travel to Ames, Iowa, on October 13, to square off with Iowa State before making their first trip to Morgantown, W.V., since 1931 on October 20 to face new Big 12 member West Virginia.
K-State then returns home for consecutive weeks as Texas Tech (October 27) and Oklahoma State (November 3) visit Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Back-to-back road trips to the state of Texas follow as the Cats face TCU in Fort Worth on November 10 and Baylor in Waco on November 17. K-State and TCU have not met on the football field since a 1986 matchup in Fort Worth.
Following its second bye week of the season on November 24, K-State will close out the regular season December 1 at home as Texas visits Manhattan.
K-State returns eight starters on offense, six on defense and both kickers from its 10-3 squad that advanced to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic in 2011. The Wildcats will be led by All-America candidates Collin Klein (QB) and Arthur Brown (LB), while 2011 Walter Camp All-Americans Nigel Malone (DB) and Tyler Lockett (KR/WR) also return.
A full 2012 football ticket menu with prices, options, packages and dates for season ticket and single games will be available in the coming weeks at k-statesports.com. Ticket renewals will be sent in March, while fans interested in purchasing season tickets for the first time can be put on a contact list at any time by calling 800-221-CATS.
2012 K-State Football Schedule
|September 1||Missouri State||Manhattan, Kan.|
|September 8||Miami (Fla.)||Manhattan, Kan.|
|September 15||North Texas||Manhattan, Kan.|
|September 22||at Oklahoma*||Norman, Okla.|
|October 6||KU*||Manhattan, Kan.|
|October 13||at Iowa State*||Ames, Iowa|
|October 20||at West Virginia*||Morgantown, W.V.|
|October 27||Texas Tech*||Manhattan, Kan.|
|November 3||Oklahoma State*||Manhattan, Kan.|
|November 10||at TCU*||Fort Worth, Texas|
|November 17||at Baylor*||Waco, Texas|
|December 1||Texas*||Manhattan, Kan.|
All home games in bold
* denotes Big 12 Conference games
All times and dates are subject to change