Kansas State Wildcats Football Schedule
As the college football season approaches, hopes are high for the Kansas
State Wildcats and the excitement in Manhattan, Kansas is at an all-time high. The Wildcats finished in the middle of the
pack in the Big 12 last season but look to be a much improved team this season and to make a big move up the conference standings.
Bill Snyder's squad finished up spring workouts in an impressive manner and showed that the Wildcats' offense will be one
of the best in the Big 12. Quarterback Jake Waters looked sharp during workouts and scrimmages and appeared to have a confidence
that was not always present last season. He should have plenty of time to throw, operating behind a solid offensive line that
returns several key pieces in B.J. Finney, Cody Whitehair, and Luke Hayes. Defensive end Ryan Mueller will be the leader on
the defensive side of the ball and the unit as a whole looked considerably better in the spring than it had last season which
should add up to more wins in 2014. Kansas State will need all the help they can get as they take on the best of the best
in the Big 12 including games against Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State, Baylor, and others.
One of the biggest home games
of the season will be an out of conference game when the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Auburn Tigers of the SEC at Bill Snyder
Family Stadium on September 18th. The Tigers are fresh off of a season that saw them finish second in the nation following
a loss to Florida State in the National Championship Game and both sides stand to have a lot to prove by winning this game.
The first Big 12 game in Manhattan takes place on Ocotber 4th when the Texas Tech Red Raiders come to Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Last season these two schools were neck and neck all year in the Big 12 standings with the Wildcats finishing just ahead of
the Red Raiders at season's end and this should be one of the most thrilling games of the year. The home schedule comes to
a close on November 29th when bitter in-state rivals the Kansas Jayhawks come to town. It is always an electric atmosphere
when the Kansas State Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks meet and this year should be no different as they battle not only for
conference supremacy but also for bragging rights in the state. The Wildcats also have big home games against Texas, Oklahoma
State, UTEP, and Stephen F. Austin in 2014 so pick out the games that are most appealing to you and get your tickets from
Kansas State has long been one of the toughest college football teams in the country
and in 2014 Bill Snyder and his squad will be looking to once again end up at the top of the Big 12 standings. Spring ball
showed the offense to have improved by leaps and bounds and this was all without star receiver Tyler Lockett missing out on
the workouts. On the defensive side Bill Snyder has recruited several key junior college transfers who will be looking to
make an impact right from the start. Be sure to get out to Bill Snyder Family Stadium this year to help cheer the Kansas State
Wildcats on to victory.
There is nothing more important in Manhattan, Kansas than Kansas
State Wildcats football and you can only fully realize this fact by being in Bill Snyder Stadium for a game. Cheering for
your alma mater or favorite school and watching the student athletes lay it all on the line for school pride and a shot at
playing at the next level is one of the most intense feelings in all of sports. College football fans plan their entire Saturday
to celebrate everything that comes with the game. These hard core fans get up early and head off to the stadium parking lot
for tailgating before the game. Once inside the stadium, fans join together to make as much noise as possible and help the
home team leave with a victory. It is incredibly thrilling to be in the crowd when the star player takes the ball into the
end zone for a big win. When you head out for a Kansas State Wildcats football game you are sure to experience all of the
excitement that comes with a top tier college football game. The parking lot at Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be filled
with people gearing up for the big game, grilling up some grub and sipping on a few beverages as well. It's all one big lead
up to the main event, which is the game itself. There is simply no better way to spend a day off than at a college football
game cheering and celebrating with thousands of other hard core fans.
Kansas State Wildcats Big 12 Football
Wildcats play in the Big 12 Conference, a traditional football powerhouse that annually features some of the most exciting
games in all of the sport. The first Big 12 conference football game took place in 1996 and since 2012 it has played a nine
game round-robin style regular season which determines a champion rather than using a championship game as some other conferences
do. The traditional powerhouses in the conference include Baylor, Texas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State but every
team in the conference is solid and capable of beating any other team. Baylor enter the 2014 season as the defending champs
but this season should be as close of a battle as last year's was and anyone could end up on top of the conference standings.
Kansas State has fielded a football team since 1896 and during that time have produced 11 consensus All-Americans.
Including the 2014 NFL Draft the Kansas State Wildcats have had at least one player chosen in the draft in the last 21 years.
Perhaps the most successful former Wildcat drafted during this time is Darren Sproles who has spent time with the San Diego
Chargers, the New Orleans Saints, and the Philadelphia Eagles.