The Kansas State football season begins with a neutral site match up with the Stanford Cardinal.
The 2021 college football season is officially here. It’s begun. And the Kansas State football season starts in Arlington, Texas as the Wildcats face the Stanford Cardinal in one of the most intriguing kickoff games this year has to offer.
There are stark cultural contrasts between Kansas State and Stanford, but there are a lot of similar themes with the two teams. Both of these teams pride themselves in playing gritty brands of football. Both the Wildcats and the Cardinal are often underdogs and are often overlooked by the other members in their respective conferences.
For several reasons, it’s very fitting that these two will get the 2021 season started off by playing each other.
Here’s everything you’ll need to keep up with the Wildcats and Cardinal:
How to watch Kansas State football: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Stanford Cardinals
- Who: Kansas State football vs. Stanford Cardinal
- What: Kansas State football game
- Date: Saturday, September 4
- Time: 11 a.m. CT
- Location: Arlington, Texas
- Venue: AT&T Stadium
- TV Channel: FS1
- Live stream: FOXSports | fuboTV
- Radio: KStateHD.TV | TuneIn
- Reddit: r/KState
- Live stats: ESPN Gamecast
2020 was a bit of a rough season for the Kansas State football team, but 2021 has the potential to be considerably better for the Wildcats. Most notably, the Wildcats are getting quarterback Skylar Thompson back. Thompson spent much of last season out with injury and his return could do wonders for Kansas State’s offense.
The Wildcats need some sense of consistency from their offense for this team to reach its potential. While Thompson isn’t a guy that draws a ton of headlines or routinely makes explosive plays, he’s someone who consistently makes smart plays while limiting mistakes.
Kansas State will need for him to be consistent for them to have a chance at winning against the Cardinal.