When is the Kansas State vs. Nevada football game? How to watch, listen to K-State

Ben Yoder
Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas State is hoping to improve to 3-0 this season, but it will have to beat a Nevada team that's also undefeated — and the Wildcats will have to do it without starting quarterback Skylar Thompson

Thompson, who suffered in a knee injury in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Southern Illinois, is out indefinitely. Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said Monday that the injury isn't thought to be season-ending

Starting against Nevada will be Will Howard, who replaced Thompson in last week and helped the Wildcats get the win over Southern Illinois. 

As a true freshman last year, Howard stepped in for K-State after Thompson injured his shoulder in the third game of the season. In last week's game, Howard threw for 76 yards on 8 of 17 passing. He had nine yards rushing and a touchdown on eight attempts.

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Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn (22) sprints past Stanford cornerback Ethan Bonner (13) on his way to the end zone for a touchdown Saturday in Arlington, Texas.

With Thompson out, it's a safe bet that Nevada will be seeing a lot of Deuce Vaughn. The sophomore running back has 244 yards so far this season and has rushed for four straight 100-yard games dating back to last season. He had three touchdowns last week against Southern Illinois and one against Stanford.

What to know about Nevada Wolf Pack

Saturday's football game against the Wolf Pack will be the first for meeting for the teams. 

Nevada opened the season with a 22-17 win against Cal. Last week, they handily beat Idaho state 49-10. The Wolf Pack have averaged about 479 yards of offense per game this season. Nevada quarterback Carson Strong has thrown for 693 yards this season and six touchdowns. He's completed 68.3% of his passes.

What time is kickoff and how can you watch K-State vs. Nevada?

  • When: 1 p.m. CT, Saturday, September 18
  • Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium (Manhattan, Kansas)
  • Online livestream: Big 12 Now on ESPN+ (more information about Big 12 Now on ESPN+)
  • Radio: K-State Sports Network, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and the Varsity Network app