Five home games in the first six weeks and a special Thursday-night match up at Iowa State at the end of October highlights Kansas State’s 2020 football schedule – the 125th season of football at K-State and 25th in the Big 12 – that was announced today by K-State Athletics officials and the Big 12 Conference.
The Wildcats open the season with three-straight non-conference match ups inside Bill Snyder Family Stadium, beginning with the 12th annual K-State Family Reunion against Buffalo on September 5. K-State then hosts North Dakota on September 12, before closing out non-conference play with a visit from SEC foe Vanderbilt on September 19. It will mark the fourth-straight year the Wildcats will face a Power 5 non-conference opponent during the regular season, including the third-straight against the SEC.
Kansas State opens Big 12 play away from Manhattan for the 20th time in the 25-year history of the league when the Cats travel to West Virginia on September 26. It will be the third time in five seasons that K-State will open league play at West Virginia.
The Wildcats open October with two-straight home games – against Texas on October 3 and Kansas on October 10 – before traveling to face TCU on October 17.
The Wildcats’ lone bye in 2020 precedes a Thursday-night affair in Ames as the Wildcats play at Iowa State on Thursday, October 29. It will be Kansas State’s first Thursday-night game since hosting Baylor in 2015 and the first on the road since the 2014 West Virginia game.
K-State alternates home and road games in the month of November as the Wildcats host Texas Tech on November 7 and Oklahoma State on November 21, while they travel to face Oklahoma on November 14 and Baylor to end the regular season on November 28.
The 2020 Big 12 Championship will be played Saturday, December 5, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with the top two teams in the regular season standings squaring off.
Ticket prices and options, in addition to individual game promotions and events, will be announced at a later time.
2020 K-STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (Dates Subject to Change)
Kansas football will host four Big 12 Conference foes and hit the road for five conference contests in 2020, according to the schedule announced Tuesday by the Big 12 Conference.
For the first time since the 2012 season, KU will open Big 12 Conference action before completing its non-conference slate. KU will travel to Baylor (Sept. 12) during the second week of the season to open league play.
The Jayhawks will welcome Iowa State (Oct. 3) for the Big 12 home opener and will also host Oklahoma State (Oct. 17) and Texas (Nov. 7) at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Kansas will close the 2020 regular season at home against TCU (Nov. 28).
In addition to Baylor, KU will travel to K-State (Oct. 10) for the Sunflower Showdown presented by Dillons, West Virginia (Oct. 24), Texas Tech (Nov. 14) and Oklahoma (Nov. 21).
The 2020 Big 12 slate features a 10-team, nine-game, round-robin schedule for the 10th-straight season. It marks the fourth year each team will play nine conference games with a championship game implemented. The top two finishers in the regular season standings will compete for the Conference title in the Big 12 Football Championship Game, which is scheduled in 2020 for Saturday, December 5. The championship game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas through 2021.
Dates are subject to change as adjustments are expected to accommodate television partners’ requests.
The Jayhawks’ 2020 nonconference schedule starts with a Labor Day Saturday home game (Sept. 5) against New Hampshire. Kansas also hosts Boston College (Sept. 19), and travels to Conway, South Carolina for a road game at Coastal Carolina (Sept. 26).
Decisions regarding television and game times for the first three weeks of the season and special dates will be announced in June.
All Kansas football promotional schedules will be announced in the coming months. For information regarding season tickets contact the Kansas Sales Team at 800-34-HAWKS, by visiting www.kuathletics.com/tickets or in-person at the Allen Fieldhouse ticket office.
2020 Kansas Football Schedule
*Denotes Big 12 Conference game.
HOME games in all CAPS.