Kansas State Football Bowl Projections: Odds For Wildcats’ 2024-25 Bowl Game

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One of college football’s most successful underdogs hails from the Sunflower State, as the Kansas State Wildcats have reached a bowl game in 12 of the last 14 seasons, including last year’s 9-4 run under head coach Chris Klieman across Kansas sports betting. Dating back to Bill Snyder’s heyday in the early 1990’s, K-State has been one of the sport’s best fighters, pound-for-pound, winning double-digit games four years in a row from 1997 to 2000 and seven times in total from 1995 to 2003.  

Klieman hasn’t missed a beat since taking over for the Hall of Fame coach, going 39-24 (.619) in Manhattan with a Big 12 title to his name in 2022 and two bowl game victories in 2021 and 2023.  

This year, K-State has a win total over/under of 9.5 with the second-shortest Big 12 odds of any program (+380, behind Utah at +300) on FanDuel Sportsbook Kansas, underscoring just how well Klieman has run the program since taking the reins in 2019.  

With all that in mind, BetKansas.com produced the first batch of our yearlong bowl game hypothetical odds for the Wildcats, as Klieman and company look to get the Wildcats back to a bowl game for a fourth straight season in 2024.  

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Odds For Wildcats’ 2024-25 Bowl Game

Bowl 

Location 

Conference Opponent 

Odds 

Percentage Chance 

Valero Alamo Bowl 

San Antonio, TX 

vs. TBD (formerly Pac-12) 

+225 

30.8% 

Pop-Tarts Bowl 

Orlando, FL 

vs. ACC 

+275 

26.7% 

College Football Playoff 

TBD 

vs. TBD 

+325 

23.5% 

TaxAct Texas Bowl 

Houston, TX 

vs. SEC 

+1000 

11.1% 

AutoZone Liberty Bowl 

Memphis, TN 

vs. SEC 

+1500 

6.3% 

The Field / No Bowl 

 

 

+5000 

2.0% 

Odds provided by BetKansas.com and not available on Kansas betting apps.

Right now, we see the Big 12’s longstanding bowl game partner in San Antonio (the Valero Alamo Bowl) as the Wildcats’ top bowl game destination, odds-wise, coming in at +225. Kansas State has played in San Antonio twice, doing so in 1998 and 2014, with the Wildcats losing both games to the Purdue Boilermakers (37-34) and UCLA Bruins (40-35).  The San Antonio staple beat out the Orlando contest that hosted K-State a year ago (the Pop-Tarts Bowl at +275) as the Wildcats’ most likely bowl game locale, while the CFP (+325), TaxAct Texas Bowl (+1000) and AutoZone Liberty Bowl (+1500) round out the list for Klieman’s team.  

While K-State has never reached the CFP, they have played in Houston once under Klieman (2021) and three times overall, while reaching the Liberty Bowl in 2015 and 2019.  

Kansas State Bowl Game History

Year 

Bowl 

Result 

2023 

Pop-Tarts Bowl 

Win, 28-19 vs. NC State 

2022 

Sugar Bowl 

Loss, 45-20 vs. Alabama 

2021 

Texas Bowl 

Win, 42-20 vs. LSU 

2020 

No Bowl Game 

2019 

Liberty Bowl 

Loss, 20-17 vs. Navy 

Since 2019, the Wildcats have played in four bowl games, going 2-2 in those contests with victories over LSU (in the 2021 Texas Bowl) and NC State (in the 2023 Pop-Tarts Bowl), to go with losses to Navy in the 2019 Liberty Bowl and Alabama in the 2023 Sugar Bowl.  

Between Snyder’s first bowl game in 1993 and Klieman’s fourth bowl in 2023, the Wildcats have posted an 11-13 record in bowl games, with victories in the Copper/Buffalo Wild Wings/Cactus Bowl (1993, 2013 and 2017), the Holiday Bowl (1995, 1999 and 2002), Fiesta Bowl (1997), Cotton Bowl (2000), Texas Bowl (2016 and 2021) and last year’s Pop-Tarts Bowl.  

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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