PHOENIX (WIBW) -- The Kansas State Wildcats will play UCLA in the Cactus Bowl in Phoenix on Dec. 26.
K-State and UCLA met in the 2015 Alamo Bowl. The Bruins won 40-35 despite a 2nd half comeback attempt from the Wildcats.
UCLA finished the year 6-6 and fired head coach Jim Mora after losing to USC in November.
K-State is 7-5 and looking to win its second bowl game in a row.
Kansas State: CB D.J. Reed has four interceptions and ranks second nationally in kick returns with a 35.3-yard average.
UCLA: QB Josh Rosen's passing average of 337.9 yards per game ranks third in the nation, and he's thrown 26 touchdowns.
Kansas State: The Wildcats are one of the hottest teams in the Big 12 after knocking off then-No. 10 Oklahoma State and Iowa State in its last two games.
UCLA: Interim coach Jedd Fisch will lead the Bruins in the bowl, after which Chip Kelly takes over.
UCLA 40, Kansas State 30 (2015 Alamo Bowl)
Kansas State: Following 11 straight bowls from 1993-2003 under Bill Snyder, the Wildcats have gone to a bowl eight straight years. The Wildcats are 8-12 in bowls.
UCLA: The Bruins are 16-18-1 in bowls, last playing in one in the 2015 Foster Farms.