K-State slated to face off against UCLA in Cactus Bowl
Kansas State (7-5, Big 12) vs. UCLA (6-6, Pac-12), Dec. 26, 9 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Kansas State: CB D.J. Reed has four interceptions and ranks second nationally in kick returns with a 35.3-yard average.
UCLA: QB Josh Rosen’s passing average of 337.9 yards per game ranks third in the nation, and he’s thrown 26 touchdowns.
Kansas State: The Wildcats are one of the hottest teams in the Big 12 after knocking off then-No. 10 Oklahoma State and Iowa State in its last two games.
UCLA: Interim coach Jedd Fisch will lead the Bruins in the bowl, after which Chip Kelly takes over.
UCLA 40, Kansas State 30 (2015 Alamo Bowl)
Kansas State: Following 11 straight bowls from 1993-2003 under Bill Snyder, the Wildcats have gone to a bowl eight straight years. The Wildcats are 8-12 in bowls.
UCLA: The Bruins are 16-18-1 in bowls, last playing in one in the 2015 Foster Farms.