1993 Copper Bowl

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1993 Copper Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Wyoming 3 7 0 7 17
Kansas State 10 14 14 14 52
Date December 29, 1993
Season 1993
Stadium Arizona Stadium
Location Tucson, Arizona
MVP Andre Coleman
Attendance 49,075
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Copper Bowl
 < 1992  1994

The 1993 edition to the Copper Bowl featured the Wyoming Cowboys and the Kansas State Wildcats.

K-State capped off its most successful season in 83 years, with its first-ever bowl game victory. The 20th ranked Kansas State Wildcats, making only their second bowl appearance in school history, defeated the Wyoming Cowboys, 52-17.

Wyoming took a quick 3-0 lead on a 35-yard field goal, but K-State put its high-powered offense into overdrive and scored on its first three possessions. J.J. Smith put K-State on the board with a two-yard TD run and Tate Wright added a 22-yard field goal before K-State drove 76 yards on its third possession to take a 16-3 edge on a Chad May TD plunge. All-American Andre Coleman closed out the first half with a 68-yard punt return to put K-State ahead 24-10 at the break then blew things open with a 61-yard touchdown catch just 54 seconds into the third quarter.

Freshman All-American Kevin Lockett put K-State ahead 38-10 midway through the third quarter with a 30-yard touchdown reception before reserve running back Leon Edwards added a 13-yard touchdown run and cornerback Kenny McEntyre provided the game’s crowning moment with a 37-yard interception return for a score.

Andre Coleman racked up a career-high 283 yards of total offense, tying or breaking three Copper Bowl records along the way. Quarterback Chad May threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, including the picture-perfect 30-yarder to wide receiver Kevin Lockett on a fourth-down play in the fourth quarter.[1][2]

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