2002 Kansas State Wildcats football team

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2002 Kansas State Wildcats football
Kstate text logo.svg
Holiday Bowl Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference
North Division
Ranking
BCS #8
Coaches #6
AP #7
2002 record 11–2 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coach Bill Snyder
Offensive coordinator Ron Hudson
Defensive coordinator Bob Elliott/Bret Bielema
Home stadium KSU Stadium
(Capacity: 50,300)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#20 Colorado xy   7 1         9 5  
#7 Kansas State   6 2         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 7  
Nebraska   3 5         7 7  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   0 8         2 10  
South
#5 Oklahoma xy   6 2         12 2  
#6 Texas x   6 2         11 2  
Texas Tech   5 3         9 5  
Oklahoma State   5 3         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         6 6  
Baylor   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 29, Colorado 7
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Bill Snyder. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 2002 saw the wildcats finish with a record of 11–2, and a 6–2 record in Big 12 Conference play. The season culminated with a with over Arizona State in the 2002 Holiday Bowl. Prior to the 2002 season, the artificial turf was updated to a more cushioned FieldTurf surface at a cost of $800,000.

The Wildcats finished the 2002 season leading NCAA Division IA in scoring defense (11.8 points per game) and also tied a school record by posting three shut outs. The team shut out Louisiana-Monroe, Kansas, and Missouri. The Wildcats also recorded a shut out on the road for the first time since the 1973 season. They recorded two shut outs on the road, beating Kansas and Missouri.[1] The Wildcats scored 582 points in the season, good for second most all-time at Kansas State.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Non-conference schedule
August 31 6:10 PM Western Kentucky* KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 48–3   45,844[3]
September 7 6:10 PM Louisiana–Monroe* KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 68–0   43,104[4]
September 14 1:10 PM Eastern Illinois* KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 68–13   45,642[5]
September 21 6:00 PM #11 USC* #25 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS TBS W 27–20   49,276[6]
Conference schedule
October 5 2:30 PM at Colorado #13 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC L 31–35   52,584[7]
October 12 1:10 PM Oklahoma Statedagger #19 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS W 44–9   48,404[8]
October 19 6:00 PM #8 Texas #17 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS FSN L 14–17   50,659[9]
October 26 2:00 PM at Baylor #20 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 44–10   20,247[10]
November 2 1:00 PM at Kansas #14 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS (Sunflower Showdown) W 64–0   43,000[11]
November 9 6:00 PM #21 Iowa State #12 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS TBS W 58–7   49,504[12]
November 16 11:30 AM Nebraska #11 KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS FSN W 49–13   52,221[13]
November 23 2:30 PM at Missouri #10 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ABC W 38–0   47,507[14]
Bowl game
December 27 7:00 PM vs. Arizona State* #6 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 34–27   58,717[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Table references[16]

Partial Roster[edit]

  • 14 Schwinn, Jeff QB 6-2 188 Jr. McLouth, Kan. (McLouth HS)
  • 1 Scobey, Josh RB 6-0 205 Sr.
  • 83 Seiler, Blake DE 6-2 230 Fr. Goddard, Kan. (Bishop Carroll)
  • 98 Shull, Andrew DE 6-5 260 Jr. Webb City, Mo. (Webb City HS)
  • 45 Sims, Ted LB 6-1 230 Fr. Newton, Kan. (Newton)
  • 19 Snodgrass, Jeff K/P 6-2 200 Fr. Leawood, Kan. (Rockhurst)
  • 13 Solt, Brandon WR 6-3 170 Sr. (Univesity of Nebraska) (Wamego HS)
  • 43 Sproles, Darren RB 5-7 170 So. Olathe, Kan. (Olathe North)
  • 35 Strozier, Noah DB 6-0 180 Fr. Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst)
  • 82 Terry, James WR 6-5 180 Jr. Homestead, Fla. (Butler County CC)
  • 23 Tetuan, Jesse DB 6-0 185 RFr. Topeka, Kan. (Hayden)
  • 87 Thalmann, Drew WR 6-2 190 Sr.
  • 81 Thomas, Hammond WR 6-2 170 Fr. Baytown, Texas (Lee)
  • 29 Thomas, Henry DB 5-10 195 So. (John Foster Dulles HS)
  • 50 Thon, Drew LB 6-1 230 Sr. (Garden City, Kan., CC) (Greeley County HS)
  • 57 Thurmond, Maurice LB 6-2 215 So. Fort Worth, Texas (Dunbar)
  • 96 Togiai, Jerry DT 6-4 295 Sr.
  • 2 Tyler, DeRon CB 5-8 170 Sr.
  • 52 Vanover, Russ LS 6-1 185 So. Newton, Kan. (Newton)
  • 19 Walker, Alan DB 6-1 175 Jr. (MacArthur HS)
  • 1 Walker, Bobby CB 6-1 195 Sr. (Trinity Valley, Texas, CC) (Lee HS)
  • 38 Clark, Blaine WR 6-2 185 Jr. Valley Center, Kan. (Butler County CC)
  • 8 Wallace, Taco WR 6-1 190 Sr. (Mount San Antonio, Calif., Coll.) (Taft HS)
  • 18 Waltman, Wade K 6-0 200 Jr. (Lee HS)
  • 81 Warren, Nick TIGHT END 6-7 255 Sr.
  • 59 Butler, Matt LB 6-2 220 Fr. Manhattan, Kan. (Manhattan)
  • 2 Washington, Rashad FS 6-3 210 Jr. Wichita, Kan. (Southeast HS)
  • 9 Dunham, Quinton DE/LB 6-0 225 Fr.(Red Shirt) Dallas, Texas (Roosevelt HS)
  • 78 Washington, Steve C 6-4 315 Sr. (Carter HS)
  • 71 Weiner, Michael OL 6-5 265 So. Boca Raton, Fla. (Highland CC)
  • 62 White, Corey DT 6-3 285 Sr. (Navarro, Texas, JC) (North Mesquite HS)
  • 97 Williams, Melvin DE 6-3 270 Sr. (Mehlville HS)
  • 26 Woolfolk, Tyler DB 5-9 180 So. (Garden City, Kan., CC) (Protection HS)
  • 12 Yates, Derrick FS 6-2 185 Sr.



Statistics[edit]

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 128 191 148 115 582
Opponents 34 65 28 27 154

Team[edit]

KSU Opp
Scoring 582 154
  Points per Game 44.8 11.8
First Downs 273 175
  Rushing 168 58
  Passing 85 97
  Penalty 20 20
Total Offense 5,499 3237
  Avg per Play 6.3 3.7
  Avg per Game 423.0 249.0
Fumbles-Lost 37-18 23-13
Penalties-Yards 100-759 95-723
  Avg per Game 58.4 58.4
KSU Opp
Punts-Yards 55-2,186 105-3974
  Avg per Punt 39.7 37.8
Time of Possession/Game 31:13 28:47
3rd Down Conversions 76/166 58/205
4th Down Conversions 12/17 6/18
Touchdowns Scored 79 19
Field Goals-Attempts 11-16 7-12
PAT-Attempts 65-74 17-18
Attendance 384,654 163,338
  Games/Avg per Game 8/48,082 4/40,834

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Darren Sproles 13 237 1,517 52 1,465 6.2 17 80 112.7
Ell Roberson 12 202 1,276 244 1,032 5.1 16 91 86.0
Terrence Newman 13 2 29 3 26 13.0 0 29 2.0
Total 13 655 3,823 390 3,433 5.2 53 91 264.1
Opponents 13 446 1,405 501 904 2.0 7 85 69.5

Passing[edit]

Name GP-GS Effic Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Lng Avg/G Pct.
Ell Roberson 12 136.47 175-91-4 1580 7 56 131.7 52.0
Marc Dunn 10 199.92 35-22-2 383 6 58 38.3 62.9
Total 13 146.97 223-120-6 2,066 14 58 158.9 53.8
Opponents 13 91.69 418-191-20 2,333 11 94 179.5 45.7

Receiving[edit]

Name GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Taco Wallace 13 39 704 18.1 5 58 54.2
James Terry 12 28 561 20.0 5 56 46.8
Total 13 120 2,066 17.2 14 58 158.9
Opponents 13 191 2,333 12.2 11 94 179.5

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