The rivalry of Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kansas State Wildcats takes the sixth spot for the longest active series in NCAA football. The first matchup between the Jayhawks-Wildcats was in 1902, but starting in 1911 they have played every year for over 100 meetings. The annual series of Kansas State vs Kansas is called the Sunflower Showdown; the origin of the name comes from the state of Kansas’ nickname as the Sunflower State.
The winner of the Wildcats vs Jayhawks matchup is awarded the Governor’s Cup since its inauguration in 1969. This is the third trophy that has been awarded to the winning team in the Sunflower Showdown. In their first matchup in 1902, Kansas-Kansas State was awarded the Governor’s Trophy, then in 1940 the Wildcat vs Jayhawks winners received the Peace Pact Trophy until the current cup became the long-standing trophy.
KU vs KSU tickets sell quickly every season for the Sunflower Showdown, no matter where each of the teams is expected to fall in the Big 12 standings. Memorial Stadium and Bill Snyder Family Stadium may never be louder than during a Wildcats-Jayhawks game, and the impact of the game is incredible on both campuses. No matter if the game is set to take place in Lawrence or Manhattan, TicketCity has you covered with the best Kansas Jayhawks vs Kansas State Wildcats tickets at some of the cheapest prices on the market.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS) Wildcats 45, Jayhawks 14In the 2015 Sunflower Showdown, Kansas State started off strong offensively in the first quarter, scoring 28 points to Kansas’ 7 points. The Kansas Jayhawks had two botched punts that resulted in Kansas State scoring a couple of touchdowns. The Jayhawks weren’t able to close that gap against the Wildcats defense with a final score of 45-14, Kansas State.
Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium (Manhattan, KS) Wildcats 51, Jayhawks 13The Kansas State Wildcats earned their sixth straight win against their rivals Kansas Jayhawks in the Sunflower Showdown with a final score of 51-13. The Wildcats offense played a consistent game scoring in every quarter. Kansas State’s wide receiver Tyler Lockett reached a career high by catching nine passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns, as well as reach a school record of 222 career catches.