The Kansas State football team is headed to the Cactus Bowl for a postseason game against UCLA.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Dec. 26 at Chase Field in Phoenix.
The trip will take K-State coach Bill Snyder back to his bowl roots, while also providing a new experience for players and fans. Though the Wildcats have made six previous trips to the Arizona desert for bowl games, including Snyder's first bowl appearance in the 1993 Copper Bowl, they have never played in the recently named Cactus Bowl.
Unlike four years ago, when they made an appearance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium, this game will be played in a reconfigured baseball stadium. Chase Field is home for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
"The opportunity to be once again in the desert is something our players and people who travel with us, our staff and families, have always enjoyed," Snyder said. "We certainly will enjoy our time there. All the opportunities provided to us through bowl games have been very good for our program. We look forward to returning."
The Wildcats are making their eighth consecutive trip to a bowl. They qualified for the postseason this year by finishing fourth in the Big 12 with a 7-5 record.
UCLA finished fourth in the Pac-12 with a record of 6-6.