The 2014 Kansas State Wildcats posted an impressive 9-4 record and finished third in Big-12 Conference. All four of Kansas State’s losses occurred against teams ranked in the Top-14. Kansas State won seven games against Big-12 foes, but stumbled against the TCU Horned Frogs and the Baylor Bears in its main conference showdowns. Kansas State was unable to finish off a comeback against the UCLA Bruins in the Alamo Bowl. Despite catching 13 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns, wide receiver Tyler Lockett was unable to will his team to victory as Kansas State dropped a 40-35 decision to UCLA. Senior quarterback Jake Water threw for 388 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. While Kansas State fell short in its big games, several individual accomplishments stood out. Head coach Bill Snyder was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Lockett, who was an All-American selection and will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, set career-high marks in receptions (249), receiving yards (3,700), and touchdown receptions (29). Lockett surpassed his father, Kevin Lockett, for those records in 2014.
Entering the 2015 season, Kansas State must find replacements for Lockett and Waters. Kansas State’s quarterback situation remains unsettled, but top running back, Charles Jones, who rushed for 13 touchdowns last season, will return. Outside of Jones, Kansas State’s offense will feature a lot of new faces. Kansas State does not have a strong incoming class of recruits. Some publications rank Kansas State’s class as the 59th best class in college football. The 2015 season should be a rebuilding year for the Wildcats. Kansas State is building a new football complex that should open before the 2017 season.
The current season average for 2015 Kansas State football tickets on the secondary market is $167.63. The most expensive home game will come on October 17 against the Oklahoma Sooners. Kansas State vs Oklahoma tickets currently have an average price of $224.47 and a get-in price of $95.
An overview of Kansas State’s 2015 schedule, which includes home games against Baylor and TCU, is presented below: