Big 12, ESPN announce kickoff time for K-State's Oct. 16 home game versus Iowa State

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The Big 12 and ESPN on Monday announced in a joint release that Kansas State's home game versus Iowa State, slated for Oct. 16, will kick off at 6:30 p.m. The contest will air nationally on ESPN2.

It's the first time since 2017 that an ESPN channel will carry the K-State/Iowa State matchup. That day, the Wildcats won, 20-19, on a last-second pass from Skylar Thompson to Isaiah Zuber at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

That game started a recent trend in the rivalry: the home team has won the last four meetings.

K-State followed its 2017 win with a 27-17 victory in Manhattan in 2019 in head coach Chris Klieman's debut season. The Cyclones scored 21 points in the fourth quarter of the 2018 game to stun the Wildcats, 42-38, in Ames, Iowa, in Bill Snyder's final game leading K-State's program. Last season, Iowa State won in lopsided fashion at Jack Trice Stadium, blanking K-State 45-0.

Both teams have their only open dates of the season this week.

K-State is 3-2 overall and 0-2 in Big 12 play, while Iowa State is 3-2 and 1-1, respectively.

Big 12 TV selections for Oct. 16

— TCU at Oklahoma, 11 a.m. on FOX OR 6:30 p.m. on ABC

— Oklahoma State at Texas, 11 a.m. on FOX OR 6:30 p.m. on ABC

— BYU at Baylor, 2:30 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2

— Iowa State at Kansas State, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2

— Texas Tech at Kansas, TBA, Big 12 Now on ESPN+

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