Kansas State latest to skip bowl game due to COVID-19
Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. The First Responders Bowl was the likely destination for the Wildcats, who beat then-No. Kansas State lost its last five games but was in line for a bowl game because it finished seventh in the Big 12. Its opponent, UTSA, switched to the First Responders Bowl — likely against Kansas State before its own outbreak. The Frisco Bowl is among a dozen bowl games that have been canceled.
The Latest: Cal Baptist-Arizona basketball game canceled
___The Duke women’s basketball team has paused team activities due to two positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing within the program’s travel party. 4 North Carolina State as well as Tuesday’s game against UNC Wilmington. Instead, athletic director Greg McGarity says Georgia will seek another way to honor its seniors and the Bulldogs’ focus will switch to a bowl game. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference says the women’s basketball game scheduled for Sunday featuring Duke at North Carolina State has been postponed. The league says the postponement follows positive COVID-19 tests, subsequent quarantining and contact tracing within the Duke women’s program.
No. 14 Oklahoma State holds off Kansas State, 20-18
Kansas State quarterback Will Howard (15) passes to a teammate during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. After six first-half punts, Oklahoma State finally got on the board with a field goal early in the second half. The safety took off up the Kansas State sideline and was never touched on his TD return, which wound up being the decisive score in the game. Kansas State could have used the steady hand of senior quarterback Skylar Thompson, who is out for the season with a shoulder injury. Kansas State gets the week off before trying to snap its two-game skid at No.
Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35
Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) passes in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). It was Kansas State's first-ever road win against a top-three team in the AP poll. Kansas State upset Oklahoma 48-41 in Manhattan, Kansas, last year. Kansas State said earlier in the week it was struggling to have enough players available at all position groups to play the game because of COVID-19. Kansas State's Jahron McPherson intercepted Rattler in the final minute to help close out the win.