‘I am really proud’: K-State’s Chris Klieman reacts to teams Texas Bowl bid versus LSU

Kansas State Wildcats

MANHATTAN, KS – SEPTEMBER 11: Cornerback PJ Jules #4 and safety Qua Brown #7 of the Southern Illinois Salukis wrap up running back Joe Ervin #20 of the Kansas State Wildcats, during the second half at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Kansas State football will play Louisiana State in the TaxAct Texas Bowl on Jan. 4.

K-State finished the season 7-5, 4-5 in conference play while LSU concluded its season 6-6, 3-5 in SEC games.

“We are pleased to accept an invitation to play in the Texas Bowl,” said K-State head coach Chris Klieman. “I am really proud of our team, especially our seniors, and our staff for their dedication throughout the season and display of our four core values – Discipline, Commitment, Toughness and Be Selfless. The story of the 2021 Wildcats still has one chapter to write, and we look forward to kick off the new year in Houston and preparing for a great LSU team in what will be an exciting Texas Bowl.”

This is the third time in school history the Wildcats will play in the Texas Bowl. K-State played in the inaugural game against Rutgers in 2006, and beat Texas A&M, 33-28, in 2016.

“We are excited to be back in a bowl game, and congratulations to Coach Klieman and our football team on a great regular season,” said Athletics Director Gene Taylor. “We look forward to showcasing our football program and Kansas State University in the Texas Bowl, and I know our fans – especially our alumni in Texas – are excited to show their outstanding support in Houston while our football student-athletes, coaches and staff are provided a great experience.”

K-State ranks 18th nationally for the most bowl appearances since 1993 and fourth in the Big 12 with 22.

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