1997 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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1997 Kansas State Wildcats football
Fiesta Bowl Champions
Fiesta Bowl, W 35–18 vs. Syracuse
Conference Big 12 Conference North
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #8
1997 record 11–1 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coach Bill Snyder
Offensive coordinator Ron Hudson
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops
Home stadium KSU Stadium
(Capacity: 43,000)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 Nebraska xy   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State x   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
South
#20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
#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
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the college football season of 1997. 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 play. The season ended with a win over Donovan McNabb's Syracuse Orangemen in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 6:30 PM at Northern Illinois* #21 Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL W 47–7   26,873
September 13 6:10 PM Ohio* #20 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 23–20   42,097
September 27 1:10 PM Bowling Green* #18 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 58–0   41,524
October 4 6:00 PM at #3 Nebraska #17 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE FX L 56–26   75,856
October 11 11:30 AM Missouri #22 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS FSN W 41–11   43,510
October 18 2:30 PM #14 Texas A&Mdagger #20 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC W 36–17   43,601
October 25 1:30 PM at Oklahoma #14 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 26–7   68,433
November 1 11:30 AM at Texas Tech #13 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX FSN W 13–2   38,322
November 8 1:10 PM Kansas #11 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) PPV W 48–16   43,832
November 15 2:30 PM Colorado #10 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC W 37–20   43,981
November 22 11:30 AM at Iowa State #9 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA FSN W 28–3   24,042
December 31 6:00 PM vs. #14 Syracuse* #10 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) CBS W 35–18   69,367
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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