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2017 Schedule
7-5, 4th in Big 12
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7dKyle Bonagura

UTEP selects K-State OC Dimel as head coach

Kansas State offensive coordinator Dana Dimel has been named the head football coach at UTEP. Dimel has previous head-coaching experience at Houston and Wyoming.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

UTEP is hiring Kansas State offensive coordinator Dana Dimel as its next coach. Dimel's name emerged late in the process, I'm told. The former Wyoming and Houston coach has been at Kansas State since 2009. The two sides are figuring out when Dimel will start as Kansas State plays in the Cactus Bowl on Dec. 26.

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17dAdam Rittenberg

The plays that changed college football in Week 13

One of the weekend's biggest win-probability swings occurred when Kansas State freshman QB Skylar Thompson led an 87-yard drive that ended with the game-winning TD in the Wildcats' 20-19 victory over Iowa State.

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Kansas State tops Iowa State in a thriller (2:20)
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Thompson throws game-winning TD (0:58)
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Barnes throws jump pass TD to Dimel (0:19)
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Detail key for Iowa State in second half (0:35)
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Thompson runs for 3-yard TD (0:23)
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QB Ertz out; Kansas State to lean on freshman

Kansas State will have to rely on freshman QB Skylar Thompson on Saturday against Iowa State, with QB Jesse Ertz out the rest of the season due to knee surgery and backup Alex Delton still out after two concussions.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz will officially miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Coach Bill Snyder said Ertz would have surgery. Ertz was the starter in K-State's first five games, but has not played since Oct. 7.

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Pringle leads Big 12 standouts

The fun didn't stop for K-State's Byron Pringle on Saturday, as he racked up four scores en route to the conference's offensive award. Texas' Gary Johnson earned a nod on defense, with a pair of Cyclones rounding out the group.

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23dJeremy Mills

Best quarterbacks of Week 12: Skylar Thompson

Thompson made his second career start this week, leading Kansas State to 45 points in its upset of No. 13 Oklahoma State. He beat the Cowboys with the long ball and his legs.

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D'Eriq Week 12's QBR King

D'Eriq King completed 18 of 26 passes for 225 yards and rushed for 141 in Houston's loss to Tulane for Week 12's best QBR performance. Riley Ferguson, Lamar Jackson, Skylar Thompson and Kelly Bryant posted impressive QBRs as well.

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Wildcats pace top game scores of Week 12

Kansas State posted the best game score of the week after defeating Oklahoma State 45-40. Purdue's upset of Iowa puts the Boilermakers at No. 2 on the list, followed by Texas and TCU.

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24dKyle Bonagura and David M. Hale

College football bowl projections

While the teams in the New Year's Six bowls stayed the same, some minor upsets caused some major changes in the rest of the updated bowl matchups.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

K-State's Byron Pringle became the first Big 12 player ever to score three receiving TDs and a kick return TD in a single game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Oklahoma State's comeback falls short to Kansas State (1:25)
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Thompson and Pringle key in Kansas State's big road win (1:42)

Team Stats

Passing Yards181.7
Rushing Yards186.7
Points For32.1
Points Against25.859th