News and notes: Bedore, Brown return; Mizzou game to be televised


Makeshift offensive line

The Wildcats went with a different offensive line against KU. Junior right tackle Nick Stringer remained the only regular starter. Junior offensive guard Brock Unruh played left tackle while redshirt freshman Colten Freeze replaced Unruh at guard.

Senior center Jordan Bedore, who had yet to play in a Big 12 Conference game due to injury, started for the Wildcats, replacing injured sophomore Zach Kendall.

Senior offensive tackle Ben Liu got his first start of the season against the Jayhawks at right guard.

The offensive line had allowed seven sacks through eight games, but allowed three on Saturday against the Jayhawks.

“With our consistency in the offensive line we do not talk about injuries and that kind of thing, although we did have a couple that caused us to juggle the lineup a little bit,” coach Ron Prince said. “We just have to play better and play more consistent in there.”

Injury update

Sophomore running back Lamark Brown played for the first time since Texas Tech. Brown ran for 68 yards on 21 carries, while scoring a career-high three touchdowns. Brown had been out with a staph infection in his knee.

Junior cornerback Blair Irvin did not play against KU due to injury.

Depth chart shake-up

Junior punter George Pierson is now listed ahead of sophomore D.J. Fulhage on the depth chart. Pierson punted three times for an average of 41.7 yards per kick against KU.

Kick-off times

The K-State vs. Missouri game Saturday will be televised by Fox Sports Net at 6 p.m. The Wildcats are 1-5 in televised games this year, with the one win coming against Montana State on Fox College Sports.

The K-State vs. Nebraska game will not be televised next week. Sports information director Kenny Lannou said the athletic department is exploring other options such as Fox College Sports or coverage through pay-per-view. Kickoff time has yet to be announced.

–Compiled by Cole Manbeck