January 31, 2023

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Okay-State and Alabama Sugar Bowl certain

Cats win! Kansas State defeated Texas Christian College 31-28 in extra time at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 3, 2022. (Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State and Alabama are slated to play within the Sugar Bowl after a chaotic weekend in faculty soccer. 

Alabama’s faculty playoff hopes had been excessive after TCU and USC suffered losses of their respective championship video games, however fell in need of making the reduce.

Okay-State is driving excessive off of a Large 12 championship win in extra time in opposition to TCU. TCU maintained its playoff place regardless of the loss, leaving Ohio State to slide into the rankings at 4 and Alabama simply quick at 5.

This matchup is the primary in program historical past, and the second-straight 12 months for Okay-State to match up in opposition to an SEC opponent. This additionally marks the very best rating for Okay-State (No. 9) for the reason that faculty soccer playoffs started in 2014.

“I’m actually pleased with our crew, particularly our seniors,” head coach Chris Klieman stated. “Lots of people doubted this crew all year long, they usually simply continued to place their heads down and go to work each day. We sit up for heading to New Orleans for the primary time in class historical past and making ready for a fantastic crew in Alabama.” 

The matchup will happen at 11 a.m. on Dec. 31 in Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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