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Navy Midshipmen defeat K-State Wildcats in Liberty Bowl

Classic Big 12 Match up returns to Manhattan
Posted at 6:15 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 19:15:56-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas State Wildcats football team appears on the right path in the new year despite losing Tuesday in the Liberty Bowl.

The No. 23-ranked Navy Midshipmen defeated the Wildcats 20-17 Tuesday in Memphis, Tennessee thanks to a field goal late in the fourth quarter.

With the loss, Wildcats first-year head coach Chris Klieman finished the year with an 8-5 record.

Kansas State got on the board in the second quarter thanks to a 66-yard punt return from Lee’s Summit-native and freshman Phillip Brooks.

The two teams remained tied until Navy's field goal with seconds left in the game.

This story will be updated.