Kansas State football has a time and television channel set for next week’s trip to Austin, Texas. At least, in a sense.
The Big 12 Conference and its television partners announced Monday that the game, which will be played Nov. 9 contest, had been placed on a six-day waiting list. The kickoff time and TV station will be announced Sunday.
What is known: The contest will begin at either 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., and will air on either FS1, ABC or ESPN.
If it’s the 11 a.m. slot, FS1 will handle the broadcast duties. If the game starts at 2:30 p.m., either ABC or ESPN will carry it.
The Wildcats lead the all-time series with the Longhorns 10-9, including a 9-6 record since their first meeting as members of the Big 12 in 1998. The last two games in the series, however, have been won by Texas. K-State is 3-7 all-time in Austin; the last time the Wildcats won on the road against the Longhorns was 2011.
But before K-State can turn its attention to Texas, it has the Sunflower Showdown to prepare for this week.
The game between K-State and Kansas will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Lawrence. The game will air on FS1.
Big 12 TV selections for Nov. 9
• Texas Tech at West Virginia, 11 a.m., ESPN2 or ESPNU
• K-State at Texas, 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., FS1, ABC or ESPN
• Baylor TCU, 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., FS1, ABC or ESPN
• Iowa State at Oklahoma, 7 p.m., FOX
Weekly awards pour in for K-State
K-State’s upset win over then-No. 5 Oklahoma on Saturday put the country on notice. And Monday, the nation recognized both the Wildcats as a whole and one player in particular.
The Football Writers Association of America picked K-State as its team of the week following Saturday’s victory. It marks the first time the Wildcats have received the award since 2012, when it beat then-No. 6 Oklahoma 24-19.
Quarterback Skylar Thompson was one of eight signal-callers named a “Star of the Week” by the Manning Award. He also was named to the Davey O’Brien’s Award “Great 8” list. Thompson scored four rushing touchdowns in Saturday’s win.