K-State accepts invitation to play in AutoZone Liberty Bowl

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MANHATTAN, Kansas – Winning three straight games including a comeback win over West Virginia to become bowl eligible, K-State has accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 Autozone Liberty Bowl on January 2nd in Memphis, Tennessee.

The game matches the Big 12 and the SEC. It’ll be played at The Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium at 2:20 p.m. CT, on ESPN. The Wildcats’ opponent from the SEC will be the Arkansas Razorbacks.

K-State (6-6) will be playing in its 19th bowl game in school history and 17th under Bill Snyder. The Cats are 7-9 all-time in bowls under their hall of fame head coach. Following 11 straight bowls from 1993-2003 under Snyder, the Cats have now gone bowling in each of the last six seasons.

Bouncing back from a 3-6 record with three games remaining, K-State became just the sixth Power 5 team in the “12-game schedule era” to avoid bowl elimination (in at least three-straight games) to qualify for a bowl game.

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