Catcus Bowl Matchup – Kansas State VS UCLA

Kansas State (7-5, Big 12) vs. UCLA (6-6, Pac-12), Dec. 26, 9 p.m. EST (ESPN)

LOCATION: Phoenix.


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.

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