The Iowa State athletic department announced Wednesday night that it has reached an agreement with Kansas State to move their 2014 football game — originally scheduled for Oct. 11 in Ames, Iowa — to Sept. 6. In turn, Iowa State has moved its game with Toledo on Sept. 20 to the Oct. 11 date.
This change comes on the heels of K-State announcing Monday that it added UTEP to next season’s schedule, a game that will be played on Sept. 27. Adding that game gave the Wildcats back-to-back bye weeks on Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 of next year. K-State athletic director John Currie said Monday that it was his hope to move a Big 12 game to the Sept. 6 date to break up the bye weeks. According to the press released issued by Iowa State, the changing of its game with K-State was a result of requests made from television partners and the Big 12 Conference.
K-State will open next season at home against Stephen F. Austin on Aug. 30, followed by the road game at Iowa State on Sept. 6. After a bye week on Sept. 13, the Wildcats host Auburn on Sept. 20 and then UTEP on Sept. 27 before resuming conference play with a home game against Texas Tech on Oct. 4.