Fifty-Six Percent of U.S. to get K-State, Texas

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MANHATTAN, Kan. Approximately 56 percent of the nation will be able to watch Saturday’s primetime matchup between Kansas State and No. 4 Texas, according to the coverage map released by ABC Wednesday.

The Wildcats and Longhorns will be available in all three mainland time zones plus Alaska and Hawaii. The broadcast will air as far east as the upper Midwest states of Michigan and Ohio, south to Arkansas and Louisiana and all points west.

The northeast and southern states will receive ABC’s broadcast of the Wake Forest at Florida State game.

ABC is expected to go on the air at 7 p.m. (CST), with kickoff slated for 7:13 p.m. (CST).

Gary Thorne will call the action, with former Houston Cougars quarterback and 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware providing the analysis. Todd Harris will serve as the broadcast’s sideline reporter.

Saturday’s game marks the second straight meeting between K-State and Texas to be broadcast by ABC.

The network also carried the 2003 meeting in Austin that saw the Wildcats rally from a 17-3 deficit for a 20-17 fourth-quarter lead before a late Longhorn touchdown by Vince Young staked Texas to a 24-20 victory.