Kansas State football kicks off their 2020 season on September 12th. Let’s rank their opponents from less difficult to most difficult.
The Kansas State Wildcats will take the field for the first time this season with a revised schedule. Usually the Big 12 plays against every team from the conference and then also faces three non-conference opponents.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will only be one non-conference game played for each Big 12 team and the Wildcats will face Arkansas State for theirs. They’ll still play everyone in the conference, so that didn’t change.
So, with all of that said, let’s see who the toughest teams are on K-State’s schedule.
10. Kansas Jayhawks
It’d have been easy to put the non-conference team as the least intimidating team in 2020, but in all honesty, the in-state rival Kansas Jayhawks seem worthy of this spot. KU hasn’t been much of a force to be reckoned with in football in well over a decade and Kansas State has owned the rivalry as a result.
The Wildcats have won the last 11 match-ups (dating back to 2009) with seven of those games being a blowout victory for K-State. Both teams are heading into year two with their respective head coaches and while Les Miles gives Kansas more optimism than normal, the Jayhawks still aren’t close to being a true threat to K-State.
The Sunflower Showdown will take place in Manhattan on October 24th.