K-State will head to the Cactus Bowl to take on UCLA

Matthew McCrane, senior kicker, celebrates after the football game against Iowa State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan. on Nov. 25, 2017. (Photo by Alanoud Alanazi | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State football team will travel to Phoenix to take on the University of California, Los Angeles on Dec. 26. The Bruins are currently 6-6 this season and ranked fourth in the PAC-12 South, while the Wildcats are 7-5.

K-State has played UCLA three times before, the most recent time being the 2015 Alamo Bowl, at which K-State lost 40-35. UCLA currently leads the series between the two teams 2-1.

Last year, the Wildcats went to the Texas Bowl, where they took on the Texas A&M Aggies and won 33-28.

K-State’s bowl winning history is 8-12. The largest bowl game win K-State has had under current head coach Bill Snyder was against the University of Michigan in 2013 at the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, 31-14.

The game between the Wildcats and the Bruins is set to start at 8 p.m. in Chase Field.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Kansas State had never played UCLA before. The Wildcats had actually played UCLA in the 2015 Alamo Bowl.

I'm DeAundra Allen, co-editor-in-chief and sports editor at the Collegian. I'm a junior in broadcast journalism and pre-law, with a minor in philosophy. I was born in Brighton, Colorado, home of La Placita and the Bulldogs. I moved to Kansas in 2010, and fell in love with press boxes at a young age. In my spare time, I talk about my pets, sports, and work towards going to law school.