1997 Kansas State Wildcats Football Team
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1997 Kansas State Wildcats Football Team
1997 Kansas State Wildcats football
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 35-18 vs. Syracuse
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
1997 record11-1 (7-1 Big 12)
Head coachBill Snyder (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorRon Hudson (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (2nd season)
Home stadiumKSU Stadium
(Capacity: 43,000)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 2 Nebraska + xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 8 Kansas State %   7 1         11 1  
No. 23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         5 6  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
Southern Division
No. 20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
No. 24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • + - Coaches Poll National Champion
    $ - Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    % - Bowl Alliance at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Bill Snyder. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 1997 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 11-1, and a 7-1 record in Big 12 Conference play. The season ended with a win over Donovan McNabb's Syracuse Orangemen in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 66:30 p.m.at Northern Illinois*No. 21W 47-726,873
September 136:10 p.m.Ohio*No. 20W 23-2042,097
September 271:10 p.m.Bowling Green*No. 18
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
W 58-041,524
October 46:00 p.m.at No. 3 NebraskaNo. 17FXL 26-5675,856
October 1111:30 a.m.MissouriNo. 22
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
FSNW 41-1143,510
October 182:30 p.m.No. 14 Texas A&MdaggerNo. 20
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
ABCW 36-1743,601
October 251:30 p.m.at OklahomaNo. 14W 26-768,433
November 111:30 a.m.at Texas TechNo. 13FSNW 13-238,322
November 81:10 p.m.KansasNo. 11
PPVW 48-1643,832
November 152:30 p.m.ColoradoNo. 10
  • KSU Stadium
  • Manhattan, KS
ABCW 37-2043,981
November 2211:30 a.m.at Iowa StateNo. 9FSNW 28-324,042
December 316:00 p.m.vs. No. 14 Syracuse*No. 10CBSW 35-1869,367
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Roster

Game summaries

Nebraska

Overall record Last meeting Result
10-69-2 1996 L 3-39

Syracuse (Fiesta Bowl)

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Rankings

References

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Kansas State University coaching records by game (1997)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2011.



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