1993 Kansas State Wildcats football team
|1993 Kansas State Wildcats football|
Copper Bowl champion
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1993 record||9–2–1 (4–2–1 Big 8)|
|Head coach||Bill Snyder|
|Co-defensive coordinator||Bob Stoops|
|Co-defensive coordinator||Jim Leavitt|
|Home stadium||KSU Stadium
|1993 Big 8 football standings|
|#3 Nebraska $||7||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|#20 Kansas State||4||–||2||–||1||9||–||2||–||1|
|#17 Oklahoma %||4||–||3||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
The 1993 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Bill Snyder. The Wildcats played their home games in KSU Stadium. 1993 saw the Wildcats finish with a record of 9–2–1, and a 4–2–1 record in Big Eight Conference play.
The 1993 season marked several firsts for the program. The year ended with a dominant victory against Wyoming in the 1993 Copper Bowl – the first bowl win in the program's history – in the school's first bowl appearance since the 1982 Independence Bowl. The 1993 season also marked the first time that Kansas State finished in the final national rankings, and saw the first win over a ranked team in Bill Snyder's career, when No. 25 Kansas State beat No. 13 Oklahoma in Manhattan.
1993 was the first year for a new press box on the west side of KSU Stadium. The press box featured suites and cost $3.3 million to build. Also, an indoor practice facility was built.
|September 4||1:10 PM||New Mexico State*||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas||W 34–10||25,936|
|September 11||1:10 PM||Western Kentucky*||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas||W 34–10||29,356|
|September 18||7:00 PM||at Minnesota*||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis||W 30–25||36,245|
|September 25||1:10 PM||UNLV*||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas||W 36–20||25,817|
|October 9||1:10 PM||Kansas||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas (Sunflower Showdown)||W 10–9||44,165|
|October 16||1:00 PM||at No. 6 Nebraska||Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska||L 28–45||75,721|
|October 23||1:10 PM||No. 16 Colorado||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas||T 16–16||33,728|
|October 30||1:10 PM||No. 13 Oklahoma||No. 25||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas||PPV||W 21–7||31,569|
|November 6||1:00 PM||at Iowa State||No. 18||Cyclone Stadium • Ames, Iowa||L 23–27||31,441|
|November 13||1:10 PM||Missouri||No. 24||KSU Stadium • Manhattan, Kansas||W 31–21||27,168|
|November 20||2:00 PM||at Oklahoma State||No. 20||Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma||W 21–17||23,400|
|December 29||7:00 PM||vs. Wyoming*||No. 20||Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona (Copper Bowl)||ESPN||W 52–17||49,075|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.|
- KSU: Schiller 19 Rush, 111 Yds
- DeLassus, David. "Kansas State University coaching records by game (1993)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
- Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 31.