K-State/Iowa State change date of 2014 football game

By Joshua Kinder

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.

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