skylar thompson

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) accounted for 120 yards and one touchdown against Mississippi State last season. 

Game day: Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville on ESPN or ESPN2.

Series: MSU leads 2-1 overall and 1-0 in Starkville.

Last meeting: MSU won 31-10 in Manhattan in 2018.

Head coach: Chris Klieman, first year at KSU and 72-13 in six years overall.

2018 Record: 5-7, 3-6 Big 12

W South Dakota 27-24

L Mississippi State 31-10

W UTSA 41-17

L at West Virginia 35-6

L Texas 19-14

L at Baylor 37-34

W Oklahoma State 31-12

L at Oklahoma 51-14

L at TCU 14-13

W Kansas 21-17

W Texas Tech 21-6

L at Iowa State 42-38

Returning starters:

Offense (6)

QB Skylar Thompson, 6-2, 212, Jr., 122 of 208 passes, 1,391 yards, 9 TD, 4 INT; 105 carries, 373 yards, 5 TD

WR Dalton Schoen, 6-1, 209, Sr., 32 catches, 520 yards, 2 TD

TE Blaise Gammon, 6-7, 250, Sr., 8 catches, 69 yards

LT Scott Frantz, 6-5, 303, Sr.

LG Tyler Mitchell, 6-5, 317, Sr.

C Adam Holtorf, 6-4, 302, Sr.

Defense (8)

DE Reggie Walker, 6-2, 250, Sr., 35 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 4 FF

DT Trey Dishon, 6-2, 311, Sr., 26 tackles, 2 TFL, sack, PBU

DT Jordan Mittle, 6-3, 284, Sr., 17 tackles, 2 TFL, sack, FR

DE Wyatt Hubert, 6-3, 258, So., 34 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, INT, PBU

LB Da’Quan Patton, 6-1, 227, Sr., 70 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 PBU

NB Walter Neil Jr., 5-9, 176, Jr., 40 tackles, 2 PBU

CB AJ Parker, 5-11, 178, Jr., 53 tackles, TFL, 2 INT, 6 PBU, blocked kick

SS Denzel Goolsby, 5-11, 204, Sr., 36 tackles, 2 PBU

Specialists (2)

K Blake Lynch, 5-5, 148, Jr., 14 of 16 FG, long 44

P Devin Anctil, 6-1, 234, Sr., 27 punts, 1,177 yards (43.6 avg.), long 65

2019 Schedule

Aug. 31 Nicholls State

Sept. 7 Bowling Green

Sept. 14 at Mississippi State

Sept. 28 at Oklahoma State

Oct. 5 Baylor

Oct. 19 TCU

Oct. 26 Oklahoma

Nov. 2 at Kansas

Nov. 9 at Texas

Nov. 16 West Virginia

Nov. 23 at Texas Tech

Nov. 30 Iowa State

logan.lowery@journalinc.com

Twitter: @loganlowery

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